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Podcast With the Founder of The Empowerment Bag on Using Business to Empower Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Podcast With the Founder of The Empowerment Bag on Using Business to Empower Survivors of Sex Trafficking

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In Episode 7 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Vaishali Umrikar, Founder of The Empowerment Bag, about starting her company to help support and empower women affected by sex trafficking. Use the discount code: causeartist15 for 15% off your total order get an amazing bag and help employ and empower survivors.

After a successful Indiegogo campaign, funded at 104%, The Empowerment Bag is now on the market selling fashionable and functional bags that empower women at-risk of sexual exploitation in West Bengal, India.

The brand works with a collective of women they were connected to through Common Objective. They provide sewing training, literacy skills, and of course, employment with fair wages, with a goal of helping their women become financially independent.

Founder, Vaishali Umrikar, talks about her journey creating The Empowerment Bag starting from a passion to fight sex trafficking from her high school days. Although not a designer, she talks about how the experience has been an exciting challenge as she learns to incorporate creativity into her strategic and innovative idea.

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