Aditi Gupta

Founder, Menstrupedia

Aditi Gupta is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Menstrupedia, working towards spreading awareness about menstruation.  While studying at the National Institute of Design, as a Ford Foundation research Scholar she has conducted extensive research in understanding the scenario of menstrual unawareness in India and its impact on a girl’s life.  She has designed effective educational tools for girls and schools using storytelling and sequential art for educating young girls about periods in a society where the subject is a major taboo. 

Menstrupedia Comic which is a complete guide on periods designed by Menstrupedia team is being used by more than 50 schools across India. The books are being distributed in other countries like Nepal, South America and Nigeria.

She is a Global Shaper at the world Economic Forum and made it to the achiever’s list of Forbes India 30 under 30, 2014 for her work towards breaking the taboo around menstruation. She is a TED speaker and also International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni.

Aditi aspires to create a future where menstruation is not a taboo but a welcoming change in a girl’s life.