Meet our crush for this week, Haja Isatu Bah

Haja Isatu Bah, a recent graduate of Skidmore College ’21 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, is a trailblazing visionary dedicated to addressing critical issues of period poverty and menstrual product waste on a global scale.

As the CEO and founder of Uman4Uman, a pioneering social enterprise, Bah has made an indelible mark by providing reusable menstrual pads and invaluable menstrual health education to over 5500 girls and women in Sierra Leone, her home country.

Beyond this impactful work, Bah is spearheading the development of a comprehensive menstrual health management guide, showcasing her commitment to sustainable solutions and women’s empowerment worldwide.

With two TEDx appearances under her belt, Bah combines her passion for learning with an entrepreneurial drive, emphasizing the importance of education for climate action.

With a profound background in environmental studies, Bah is on a mission to leverage her education to empower women and craft innovative solutions for global challenges faced by girls and women.

Recently, Vital Voices, a champion of women’s leadership and empowerment, introduced Haja Isatu Bah as a distinguished member of the fourth cohort of the VVVisionaries program, in proud partnership with the Estee Lauder Emerging Leaders Fund. Together, they are dedicated to amplifying the voices of women reshaping the leadership landscape through their bold actions.

Bah’s multifaceted dedication to environmental sustainability, women’s rights, and social entrepreneurship marks her as a dynamic force in the pursuit of positive change.