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September 13, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Paranjothy

ACE NextGen is proud to have two keynote speakers this year, one of them is Vanessa Paranjothy.

Vanessa Paranjothy is one of the co-founders of an organization called Freedom Cups.

Freedom Cups gets reusable menstrual products to women. They work on a Buy-1, Give-1 model where every purchase made allows them to gift a woman from an underprivileged community with clean periods.

They have done work in 7 countries across Asia and Africa and their work has been covered in publications like Forbes, Channel News Asia, Cosmopolitan, Her World, The Women’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, among other publications. This year alone they were selected for Impact Journalism Day which saw their work reported on in 50 national newspapers.

Vanessa is also one of 12 who received an Obama Scholarship to study at Columbia University and do work alongside their Columbia World Projects Team. The Freedom Cups team has also been recognized in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for 2017.  

Origins:ACE NextGen 3rd Annual National Conference is happening in Boston on October 12-13, 2018. Register for the conference here.

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