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Business and entrepreneurship

Jacinta Gulasekharam


Jacinta is a social entrepreneur and advocate working in Wellington on national-scale projects. She is the co-founder of Dignity which provides buy-one-give-one period products in the workplace and has helped to give more than 22,000 boxes for those in need.

She also leads Positive Periods, a national campaign for free period products for students. Jacinta’s Sri-Lankan-Kiwi background has drawn her to never judge a person and to always act inclusively.

She has been recognised as a finalist in awards such as Young Leader for Women of Influence and MYOB Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.