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Girls Who Run the World Recap: Sarah Jordan

What does underwear have to do with equal opportunities in education? “From age 9 or 10 girls and the boys [in Uganda] are going in very different directions,” says Sarah Jordan, Founder & CEO of B-Corp Certified Y.O.U Underwear. “Without access to undergarments, girls are missing school and I wanted to do something about that.” 

This week on the Girls Who Run the World podcast (available on Apple and Spotify), Sarah shares what inspired her to start Y.O.U Underwear, and how addressing period poverty can change lives for young women everywhere. 

Episode 23: Sarah Jordan

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • How girls education inspired Sarah to start Y.O.U Underwear [12:00] 

  • Why maintaining sustainable practices is important in the fashion industry [17:00]

  • The causes Y.O.U underwear supports [20:00]

About Sarah Jordan

Sarah is the Founder & CEO of B-Corp Certified, sustainable underwear business, Y.O.U Underwear. The organization’s buy-one give-two model supports access to education and employment for vulnerable women and girls. Y.O.U Underwear was recently named the highest-scoring fashion brand B-Corp in the world. In 2021, Sarah was named the Social Enterprise Business Woman of the Year. She has also been recognized with the Be Your Own Woman in Business Award, and Blue Patch’s Global Achievement Award.

The Podcast

Supporting Girls’ education is one of our biggest priorities at Our Gorongosa. We believe in creating a world with more equitable opportunities for young women everywhere — because we know girls have the power to change the world! 

Listen to the full podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

 

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