If you asked Diva International’s CEO, Carinne Chambers-Saini, if she imagined a day when she would be talking on an all female panel about product innovation at Yale University, at an event exclusively about menstruation (PeriodCon), she would probably say… “Actually yes. I not only imagined this day, I’ve been working towards it my entire life.”
For as long as she can remember, the business of bleeding and menstrual cups has been a part of her life. Her mother, Francine, pioneered the modern menstrual cup industry in the 1990s, and with Carinne’s support, the mother-daughter duo launched DivaCup in 2003. DivaCup is changing the way women experience their cycles and creating new opportunities for conversations around menstrual care.
On February 9, 2018, Carinne will join leading experts and innovators in the menstrual hygiene industry at Yale School of Management’s first-ever conference on periods, PeriodCon.
The conference will bring together industry leaders, policy makers, product innovators, community advocates and practitioners to learn about and discuss common challenges and emerging innovations that address menstrual hygiene globally. PeriodCon envisions a future where everyone has the information, confidence and ability to access safe, innovative solutions for menstruation.
Carinne is excited to lend her voice and passion to empower women everywhere to co-create a new menstrual culture where the experience is anything but embarrassing or shameful.
For Carinne, “Menstrual equity, the challenge of access to affordable and safe menstrual solutions, is a key concern. We are responding to a growing need for industry innovation, to solve the menstrual equity problem. Through product donations and the support of menstrual hygiene organizations worldwide, we are able to empower women to make informed decisions about their menstrual needs.”
Carinne will join other industry leaders on a panel titled: Product Development and Innovation. Being a disruptor in an industry surrounded by silence and stigma has given Carinne and the team at Diva International Inc the opportunity to redefine what menstruation means for every woman, with comfort, health and sustainability in mind.
“It’s been a dream come true and such an achievement to create a product that is changing lives all around the world. What we are seeing is a menstrual movement that’s all about creating a future where everyone has the information, confidence, and ability to access safe, innovative solutions for menstruation.”