Ep 34 // Pondering Beyond Periods with Danielle Keiser

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Today on the Open Door Conversations podcast, Akua is joined by Danielle Keiser, the Executive Director and Founder of Menstrual Health Hub and a partner at Madamí, a consulting agency focused on gender and female health innovation. Danielle specializes in advocating collective impact in the menstrual health world, which includes working to bring together, engage and impact the broader female health global community. Prior to starting MH Hub, Danielle helped launch and grow Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May) with WASH United. 

She's here to talk about menstrual health, the different areas it encompasses, and how we can work together to make strides in this important sector.

So whether you menstruate or not, you'll learn the different phases of the menstrual cycle, practical tips on how to effectively track it, normalizing the conversation around periods, and so much more! You don't want to miss this episode!

Highlights from the episode:

  • Understanding that menstrual cycles are a compass that can guide us through life
  • Why it's important for us to recognize and regard the four phases of the cycle whether you're a Leader, female or male, or you identify as female or male.
  • Danielle's #1 tip in why tracking your menstrual cycle is key to understanding how your body works and what you should be doing during each phase
  • How to work within the phases of your cycle so that you're in harmony rather than working against it
  • The differences between masculine and feminine hormones and why it's important for us to understand them regarding the cyclical wisdom vs. the 24-hour schedule that we normally live in
  • What Leaders need to do to create workplaces that incorporate wisdom surrounding the menstrual cycle and health as a whole
  • Introducing menstrual policies in the workplace that allow for more flexible working hours or enable women to be working from home during those times
  • Acknowledging the physical differences between men and women in bathrooms and how they use them

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