The Mentor: Barbara Daroca

After a decade structuring large international financial transactions, Barbara answered the call of her true purpose: creating connections by putting words to work. She loves to try new ideas that challenge the status quo to support her differentiating communications initiatives. Since 2012 Bárbara has lead teams of professionals with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of communications and brand management, and she is ING’s company secretary in Luxembourg.

The Weaponisation of Women’s Attire

A short skirt, high heels, and red lipstick. A sports bra, running shorts, and sneakers. A turtleneck sweater, long skirt, and hijab. All of these outfits were worn by women assaulted and killed at the hands of men. They are different in fabric, style, and occasion, but there is one thing that all of these outfits have in common: they are scapegoats for men’s accountability.

Period Poverty – Access to Menstrual Products is a Right. Period.

Being a young mother of two, Rachel Krengel was faced with a dilemma. The 23-year-old faced a delay in welfare payments and was struggling to support her family. The family had fell into a dire situation where the family’s poverty and debt began to consume them. When the family’s financial constraints began to tighten, one of the of the necessities that Rachel went without were menstrual products.