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    The bottom line

    With the power of diversity and collaboration, VOXAPOD is part of a wave of purpose-filled ventures proving that profit and philanthropy can be aligned to create sustainable impact. We take pride in our work and embody the social and environmental change that we crave in the world around us.

    If you didn’t know, “voxa” is the Latin word for “voice.” With a bottom line that includes people, planet, and purpose, we’re not only giving a voice to the needs of women and our environment, but we’re opting to do something about it.

    A (loud) collective purpose

    Menstrual health is not just a women’s issue; it’s a humanitarian issue. Because the problem isn’t that women bleed. The problem is the way we’re addressing it (or not addressing it).

    Let’s talk stats for a few.

    Globally, we don’t tax Viagra, razors, Rogaine, or even potato chips. Yet, because tampons and pads are considered a “luxury item," they receive a 5–20% tax, making them largely unaffordable for women in developing countries. In those same countries, 40-60% of girls don’t attend secondary school, sometimes due to a lack of access to menstrual health products—and those that do attend will often drop out for the same reason.

    Every purchase of VOXAPOD® helps create equity and keep girls in schoolby meeting their menstrual health needs.


    Inspired, authentic and bloody brave

    We are a benefit corporation made up of real humans aspiring for a better future, and putting in the hard work to make positive social change. Just like you.

    Amanda Wilson | Founder & Innovator

    Amanda is a humanitarian, self-proclaimed anthropologist, and mediocre (at best) ukulele player. When not adventuring outdoors with her daughters or satiating her epicurean food addiction, she's geeking out on sustainable product innovations and supply chains. Her real passion, however, is working to eradicate the gender gap from a systemic and research-based approach. She believes in the power of diversity and bringing people and resources together to create a more powerful and effective impact. She is the founding President of non-profit, Woman Led, and board chair of XXcelerate helping ensure the success of woman-led companies.


    Steve Dodson | Product Design & Development

    Sought out as the designer for this project because of his undying commitment to live green––having operated his business on wind and solar energy since the mid-90’s (before it was cool). With nearly three decades of designing and developing innovative products (including other medical and surgical products), Steven, not only helped realize the VOXAPOD concept, but added invaluable authorship to the design. He is also a photographer, architect and cancer survivor. He believes, like so many world-changing ideas, “impossibility” is a human invention.


    Yeruwelle de Rouen | Creative Impact Strategist

    Living from her heart and intuition, Yeruwelle is a source of grounding and light to our work. Reverse engineering and systems thinking are her superpowers. As an avid reader, philosopher and social activist, she dives deep to understand how we can build effective systemic change towards social equity through education, dynamic dialogue, and community engagement.

    Strategically dismantling the hierarchies that keep women at the bottom isn’t for the faint of heart, so you may find her getting lost in the wilderness, or nurturing her soul through yoga, hiking, and gardening. She isn’t known from shying away from an esoteric lecture or dancing to Trap and Deep House EDM at a music festival.


    Carissa Galloway | Designer

    Deeply passionate and incurably curious, Carissa is always trying something new. Right now, that includes refining her yoga inversions, logging miles in prep for an OTQ, and experimenting with cryptocurrency. An exacting and strategic thinker, Carissa infuses her human-centric design approach into everything she encounters. In other lives, she is a Digital Product Designer, elite runner and a founding partner of Stranger Fiction.

    — "There are few things as unsatisfying as bordom"


    Steven Diaz | eCommerce Specialist

    Steven has proved to be a ninja in developing internet presence (all while walking across the room on his hands). As a five-year Navy veteran, Steven eats adversity for breakfast and enjoys romantic comedies after dinner. From a young age, he was inspired by a brilliant mother and strong, vocal sisters, which increased his awareness of gender and social issues. This lead him to VOXAPOD, where he envisions a world in which acceptance–and opportunity—are equal.


    Emmaly Beck | Marketing Assistant & Content Contributor

    Emmaly is a runner and hiker of the Pacific Northwest, master of spring roll making, proprietor of certain electric dance moves, and an aspiring podcast hostess. She has an inquisitive and zealous approach to life, possessing an uncanny ability to read the nuances of human non-verbals. Having a particular love for nurturing the human spirit and a formal education in environmental studies, Emmaly exemplifies a conscious lifestyle.


    Elizabeth Tiffany Prescott | Community Builder

    Tiffany is a humanitarian, communication strategist, and dog mom known for her love affair with reading and word tattoos. When she isn’t breaking down social barriers or building bridges between industries, she is feeding her vivacious appetite to learn. With that, she exercises a particular passion for menstrual health because it intersects with so many other important issues including public health and hygiene, education, gender, environment, and social equity. She is responsible for the largest Menstrual Hygiene Day event in the country: PDX Red Party.


    Brittany Lang | User Experience Researcher

    Brittany is a research and people nerd who believes the best design stems from an ethical foundation driven by user insights. She finds data analysis and empathy exercises therapeutic. In college, she did her product design capstone on feminine hygiene products in American women and is now applying her findings to women worldwide. As a backpacker, woodworker, rock climber and Oregon-approved tree lover, her hope is to blaze the trail of outdoor women, creating better experiences and products that empower an adventurous spirit.