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Eloise
Hall

Co-Founder & Managing Director of TABOO

Profile

Eloise Hall is the Managing Director and co-founder of TABOO Period Products, a social enterprise that sells pads and tampons in Australia, with all profits dedicated to eradicating period poverty.

Current Work:

Eloise is currently studying Business and International Relations and is passionate about making structural changes to bridge inequality in our communities.

Eloise has been recognised as the youngest of InDaily's 40 under 40 recipients in 2020,s recipient of the Advertisers' woman of the year rising star award in 2021, and a 2019 Women in Innovation Finalist.

Expertise
Talking Points

Profit for Purpose

A deep dive into the logistics, realities and reason behind social enterprises in Australia. This presentation will highlight the opportunity consumers have to make a difference through their everyday spending habits, rather than their charitable or philanthropic expressions. It challenges our existing understanding of charity and business structure and draws urgency to the structural opportunities for change. Profit for Purpose is a presentation delivered from the experience and passion attained by the speaker’s own experience in establishing the Social Enterprise TABOO Period Products.

Who this is for:
This presentation is most appropriate for adult audiences engaged in corporate work or leaders in any industry. It is best suited for an open-minded audience or at least an audience that is willing to have ideas and understandings challenged.

Key Takeaways:
- An increased understanding that their individual spending habits are an important opportunity to make a difference.
- A greater prospect for ethical and social business to business trade and engagement.
- A sense of hope, in that daunting world issues are not as “Impossible” to solve as we’re often told.

Commercial ROI: Younger consumer markets are actively seeking ethical and social businesses to work in and trade with. This presentation will increase understanding of ethical and social business which can help boost return with improved social measures.

Solving Gender Equality, Starting from the Uterus

Period Poverty is a widespread issue that infiltrates nations around the world. Harsh realities of inequality are a result of period poverty, and this presentation is not hesitant to remind us of those consequences. “Solving Gender Equality, starting from the Uterus”, suggests that accessible menstrual wellbeing resources and education is the starting point for significant progress in attaining global gender equality. The topic reminds us of the biological importance of menstruation for all people and reflects on the structural and international interests of equal social cohesion. It explores the inappropriate weight of gender in the discussion and brings power to all people with the shared understanding of menstruation

Who this is for:
This presentation is relevant for all industries and people groups, most specifically rights activists or NFP workers. The presentation is appropriate for all levels of understanding and will be a thought-provoking delivery of information for most.

Key Takeaways:
- Understanding of period poverty in a global context - the implications on gender inequality.
- Inspire a shift in public discourse to eradicate menstrual stigma in order to instigate significant shifts in gender equality.
- International Relations perspective on how gender equality can be attained, starting with improved menstrual wellbeing.

TABOO - Shaping Consumer Behaviour to Eradicate Period Poverty (with Co-Founder Isobel Marshall)

This presentation follows the journey of TABOO Period Products’ founders in establishing a social enterprise that eradicates period poverty. It explores the decision-making processes that lead them to sell a premium product in consumer markets to make significant social and ethical change. The opportunity for consumer-funded impact is embellished, further unpacking the impact made to eradicate period poverty through the company’s sales.

Who this is for:
Appropriate for all audiences, especially youthful audiences who are looking for inspiration. It is an expression of leadership, so is also appropriate for managerial levelled audiences.

Key Takeaways:
- A sense of inspiration to navigate uncharted water in the spirit of passion
- An insight into social enterprise functionality and opportunity
- Increased sense of opportunity to create change as a consumer

Menstrual Health and Wellbeing: A Global Context (with Co-Founder Isobel Marshall)

This presentation closely follows the journey of TABOO’s co-founders in uncovering what period poverty looks like, and the development of their passion. It discusses the significance of menstrual health and wellbeing as a personal experience, and where those collective experiences sit within the bigger picture of our world and different populations. Period poverty is discussed in depth, and the consequences are explained in the context of gender inequality, the poverty cycle and the environment.

Who this is for:
Appropriate for audiences that are seeking a greater understanding of global inequalities, especially those attributed to gender. Managerial audiences are well suited to this topic.

Key Takeaways:
- Improved understanding of Period Poverty and its effects.
- An insight into the gender inequality and poverty that is often born from period poverty.
- An opportunity for the audience to challenge the reality of period poverty and implement change.
Media
Feedback
Eloise spoke so well, informatively and with a lot of passion. We would love to have her speak for us again in future! Foodland

Was the highlight panel for the year! Eloise was well-prepared, came prepared with challenging ideas and supported the others in discussion. Was a joy to have her involvement and I look forward to working with her again.

SouthStart Panel: Who Runs the World?

Students were very engaged and came away with a greater understanding of reproductive health and more hidden inequalities.

UN Youth SA

Both Isobel and Eloise were fantastic additions to our IWD program. The interview style worked well - particularly as it was curated for our online audience. It made the content more dynamic. Isobel and Eloise were eloquent, knowledgeable and passionate.

UN Women Australia

Cowell Clarke's general feedback is that we where absolutely thrilled to have Isobel and Eloise present to our clients. They did a wonderful job explaining their journey and addressing the whole purpose behind their start-up. We really appreciated the positive feedback in relation to Megan's work with TABOO and how it has been a pleasurable experience. Guest feedback = they were overwhelmed and in awe of Isobel and Eloise. Everyone had a wonderful time and definitely weren't afraid to talk openly about menstruation on the night! Well done girls.

Cowell Clarke

Awesome. Inspired the audience with their story, honesty and the power of social purpose organisations. We considered it a privilege to have them speak to us.

CEO Institute
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