Bard Center for Environmental Policy presents

From Bard to Successful Social Entrepreneur 

A Conversation with Dr. Liita-Iyaloo Cairney, BA/MS '08

Friday, April 20, 2018

Bard alumna Dr. Liita-Iyaloo Cairney, BA/MS '08 is a girls and women reproductive health entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Director of Kalitasha, a company that is committed to helping girls in the developing world stay in school after their first period. Liita developed the Koree -- a unique, ergonomically designed, externally worn, re-usable feminine hygiene product which will go a long way in solving period poverty across the globe. Koree is designed for adolescent girls and was created to give them the physical and psychological security they need everyday of their period.

We are thrilled to have Liita join us on campus to speak with students about her journey from her undergraduate and Master's studies here at Bard, to earning a Ph.D, and becoming a leader in the field of social entrepreneurship. Students from all majors are invited to attend this lunchtime conversation to hear about Liita's work and experiences.


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Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Kline, Faculty Dining Room