In this episode, I interview Ruth Egbedi, the founder and President of the Young Africa Foundation and an Ashoka Young Changemaker from Nigeria. Ruth shares her changemaking story that began when she was 14 years old. Still in her teens, Ruth is striving to end the stigma associated with menstruation, eliminate period poverty and advance gender equality in the workplace. In this interview, Ruth discusses the challenges that girls face in Africa, the cultural and societal norms that propagate the stigma against menstruation and the general oppression of women. We discuss the roadblocks that Ruth had to overcome to establish her non-profit and Ruth shares her vision for a world where gender equality is the norm and all girls and young women feel empowered to pursue their dreams and passions.