Senior Suhani Jalota was recently selected as one of Glamour magazine’s 2016 College Women of the Year and received $20,000 as its grand prize winner.
Jalota, a Baldwin Scholar, founded the Myna Mahila Foundation to increase accessibility to menstrual hygiene products and public health infrastructure for impoverished women in India. She said she concentrated her efforts on the female hygiene market because most women in Indian slums could not access essential sanitary items.
Suhani double majored in Economics and Global Health and was a 2015 Melissa & Doug Entrepreneur. She was a commencement speaker this year at the Sanford school, and has spoken at TedXDuke. Links to these videos are below: