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Second Quarter 2014 Update from the SHE Team
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Time to put down the sunscreen and pick up the SHE Quarterly. It's time for SHE's Q2 greatest hits!

A lot of exciting things happened in the second quarter- we’ve made progress in creating a hygenic SHE-cubator; our Health and Hygiene Officer Nadia Hitimana made it to the White House; and we’re getting closer in this quarter to distribute our pads to 3,000 Rwandan school girls. 

Want to come work with me? We’re also looking for a savvy game changer to lead our Rwanda operations. Check out the description and apply by August 15th:
General Manager (SHE Rwanda) 

Scroll below to learn how you contributed to the progress we made in Q2 and learn more about where we are headed in Q3.

Cheers,

Elizabeth Scharpf & the SHE Team

What can you do with eight glasses of water?
 

Did you know that the average paper company uses 10,000L of water/week? We use 10! At SHE, we believe in making products that benefit the triple bottom line - social, economic, and environment - to create a sustainable business that benefits girls and their communities. 

That’s why we have designed a menstrual pad with absorbent material that’s chemical free. As a result, we can use little water and have designed a water recycling system (above) at our production facility.

Learn more about how we keep things green at SHE >>
Is the African Lion ready to roar?
Move over Sally Struthers, the IMF estimates that sub-Saharan Africa's economies will grow 5.4% this year, beating out the U.S. at 1.7% and gaining on China at 7.4%. Is it time to invest, rather than aid, Africa? Yes..and we're joined by African leaders and U.S. corporations convene with President Obama and Mike Bloomberg this week at the U.S.-African Leaders SummitSHE's Nadia Hitimana (3rd from right) + 500 next generation African leaders already had a head start to share their vision for the continent as a place for investment vs. aid.

Nadia was selected among thousands of applicants across Africa to be a part of the President's new flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Read Nadia's thoughts about the YALI program >>

Do you believe in the power of #smallthings?

Thanks to your generous support, SHE's small thing has generated big wins in Rwanda.

Yet, we are just getting started and it’s time to for YOU to give a shout out to the small things that make a big impact on reaching our full potential.    

You can share our infographic, our #smallthings facts, or post your own #smallthingselfie like we did!
Join our #smallthings campaign
Get to Know the SHE Team
Periods are all the rage if you've seen the ads by companies Hello Flo and Always. As the "Mother of the Movement," (what we've been lovingly called)  we have our own take on taking on menstrual taboos.

>>Read SHE Global COO, CeCe Camacho's blog on Medium on what it means to be a taboo buster

>>Meet our SHE Global summer interns Itoro and Harriet 

>>Acting Chief of Production Tyson Huffman officially calls it: “It’s go time!” 

>>Why entrepreneurship requires resilience: An Interview with Chief Instigating Officer Elizabeth Scharpf

>>Why is Penina missing school? SHE's Connie Lewin explains why on the A Path Appears blog

>>Is there a market opportunity for banana fiber in the U.S.? We test it out at the Art Center's DesignStorm
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