Founded in 2015

Lysne Tait & Amy Stephenson

Meet Our Executive Director

Lysne Tait

Photo Credit: Sarrah Gani

For over 8 years, Lysne Tait has been a nationally recognized leader in the period poverty space. In early 2015, she co-founded and is currently Executive Director of Helping Women Period. Her experience helping other non-profit organizations like the Firecracker Foundation and the  DeWitt District Library is a tremendous benefit to Helping Women Period.  Not only is Lysne well versed in the operations of a non-profit, she knows that volunteers are the backbone of any organization like HWP and strives to ensure their experience is meaningful.  Her experience with technology, social media, event planning, fund development, and goal setting are integral to the success of Helping Women Period.
Passionate about creating connections, Lysne also founded and runs the Not Your Mother’s Networking Group – a local women only Facebook group.  She’s appeared in Oprah’s O Magazine, TeenVogue, Forbes, and countless podcasts talking about period poverty in the United States.  Lysne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Communication from Eastern Michigan University and currently resides in DeWitt. MI with her family.

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Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income. With your donation, we can buy in bulk quantities. Any donation amount is appreciated and a little goes a long way to purchasing products.


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