ROCHELLE COURTENEY

Founder Share the Dignity

Rochelle is Share the Dignity’s founder and Managing Director, though the title she is most proud of though is ‘Pad Lady’. Rochelle has led a team of volunteers collecting over 3 million period products across Australia.

In March 2015, Rochelle took matters into her own hands collecting sanitary items with her local community and distributing them to local shelters. As a result, a simple idea of giving dignity to women, Share the Dignity was created and has grown to a national charity. Consequently, it has over 5,000 volunteers Australia-wide, and most noteworthy provides multiple initiatives aimed at giving dignity to women.

When Rochelle first learned of homeless women going without basic sanitary items during their menstrual cycle, she decided the question was not, “why is no one doing anything” but rather, “what’s stopping me from doing something?”

ROCHELLE COURTENEY