Academy Award-Winning Producer. Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Recipient.
The Pad Project, Founder & Executive Director. Forbes 50 Over 50 Honoree. Educator. Speaker.
Melissa Berton is a lifelong advocate for girls and women. She has taught English in Los Angeles for over a decade and is the faculty advisor for Girls Learn International - a program of The Feminist Majority Foundation advocating for equal access to education across genders. Melissa has participated as a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, leading the largest student delegation from a single high school.
In 2013, following her first U.N. trip, Melissa and her students produced a documentary to raise awareness about menstrual health and education worldwide, leading to a 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, Period. End of Sentence. The Oscar win sparked a global conversation about period poverty and menstrual equality.
With her students, she co-founded The Pad Project, a global non-profit organization dedicated to creating and cultivating local and global partnerships to end period stigma and empower women and all menstruators worldwide.
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More about Melissa: www.melissaberton.com | The Pad Project: www.thepadproject.org