Born and raised in Vancouver, Madeleine is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario and the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).
She is the co-founder (with her longtime business partner Suzanne Siemens) of East Vancouver-based Lunapads.com, an ecommerce retailer and manufacturer of natural feminine hygiene products.
She is also co-founder of Pads4Girls, a social change project that provides sustainable hygiene supplies to girls in developing nations to support their school attendance. Since its inception in 2000, Pads4Girls has touched the lives of over 150,000 girls in 17 countries.
She is a Presenter of the Vancouver Social Venture Institute – Women conference, and also enjoys gardening, yoga and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Michelle Lazar heads up the Brand team at imagine1day, a Vancouver-based charity focused on education in Ethiopia. She is based in Vancouver but fondly calls Ethiopia her second home. Michelle began her journey with imagine1day as a volunteer and was easily hooked after visiting imagine1day’s projects back in 2011. A lover of people and community, Michelle is inspired every day to share imagine1day’s incredible stories with the world.
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