About this Author:
Madeleine Shaw is a multiple award-winning social entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience launching both for- and non-profit ventures with a social change agenda at their heart. At age 25 she founded Aisle (previously Lunapads), a privately held business whose groundbreaking sustainable menstrual care products are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide. Shaw went on to establish United Girls of the World Society, a charity, and G Day, a national rite of passage celebration series for adolescent girls, in 2014. In 2017 she launched Nestworks, a family-friendly co-working community that is reimagining work/life balance. She has mentored dozens of early stage entrepreneurs, is a sought-after public speaker, and is featured in the documentary films Not Business as Usual and The Social Shift. She lives near Vancouver, BC, with her husband and daughter.