ROLE PLAYERS 2019 - Manjit K. Gill

Manjit K. Gill

CEO and Founder
Binti International

Binti has a vision to create a world where all women have menstrual dignity.

She has amassed over 20 years of international business expertise and has been involved in 7 startups prior to Binti. It was her role as a volunteer mentor for a young lady in Kenya with the Cherie Blair Foundation that led her to start Binti where she found out that some women do not have access to sanitary products.

Her mission is to create a huge, social impact, whilst generating a sustainable organisation. To provide basic menstrual products and education for girls and women across the world. It's imperative to dispel stigmas, taboos and smashshame with periods

Manjit has been nominated and won several awards for her work at Binti including:
Gandhi Samman award at House of Lords 2017 for her contribution and dedication to worthy causes and her achievements in keeping the flag of India high.

Charity Times Awards 2017 - Highly commended for Best New Charity
Femina World Women Leadership 2017 Mumabi
50 Most Impactful Social Innovators 2017 Mumbai
Woman of the Year Asian Achievers Award 2016 in association with EY
AWAA Social and Humanitarian award where she was highly commended in association with Nat West 2016
Lift effects top 100 star award 2016
Inspirational Top Ten Sikh woman in the UK 2016
She has also been profiled in many notable media outlets including Marie Claire, The Independent, The Metro, The Times of India, Canary Wharf magazine, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Thomson Reuters Foundation the BBC and ITV.

Manjit says her faith has led her to believe she can accomplish anything that she puts her mind to and that belief has led her to follow her passion and drive to keep going. She says maybe that is why when she found out some women do not have access to Menstrual pads it fuelled her fire to create change - because she knows that without a pad she would not have been able to have done half the things that she has done.