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Nadya Okamoto          

Social Entrepreneur, Branding Expert & Founder of PERIOD

Nadya Okamoto is the co-Founder of August, a lifestyle period brand working to reimagine periods to be powerful. She is also the author of the book "Period Power: a Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement", and founder and former Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, PERIOD. Outside of her work in the menstrual health space, Okamoto is also a social media creator with over 4m followers on TikTok, producer and host of the podcast, Tigress, a mental health advocate, and known as a Gen Z marketing expert. She recently graduated from Harvard College, class of 2021.

Her debut book, "Period Power", published by Simon & Schuster in 2018, made the Kirkus Reviews list for Best Young Adult Nonfiction that year. Okamoto is also the former Chief Brand Officer and Board Member of JUV Consulting, a Generation Z marketing agency based in NYC. She has been recognized on the lists of Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg 50 “Ones to Watch” and People Magazine's Women Changing the World.

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How to Grow a Startup on TikTok, From August Period-Product ...
Jun 30, 2022 ... When Nadya Okamoto was 16 years old, she began her entrepreneurial journey in the sexual- and reproductive-health space by cofounding a nonprofit devoted to ...
How one woman is trying to end period stigma and the “tampon tax”
Nadya Okamoto is not afraid to talk about periods. In fact, she is so adamant that other people not be afraid to talk about them that she named her not-for-profit organization PERIOD, in all capital letters. She launched it in 2014 when she was 16 years old; its mission is to provide period products for those in need, advocate for the repeal of sales tax on tampons and pads (the so-called “tampon tax”), and educate people about menstruation.
Interview With Nadya Okamoto, Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD
The Menstrual Movement – or the movement to end period poverty stigma – is alive and well in 2020. And 21-year-old Nadya Okamoto is a big part of that. Okamoto is the Founder and Executive Director of PERIOD, an organization that employs service, education, and advocacy to spread the message that menstrual hygiene is a right, not a privilege and to call for global accessibility of menstrual products.
Nadya Okamoto on Erasing Stigma and Finding Balance
The full-time Harvard student, founder, and published author had to learn things the hard way while working to uproot the taboos around women discussing their periods

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