Victoria Faith Miller is over the moon excited to share that she was accepted as an ambassador for the 2023-24 Pad Project Ambassador Program Cohort on the Arts Track! The Pad Project is a nonprofit organization on a mission to end period stigma and to empower women worldwide.
Her journey to becoming a menstrual and education equity advocate began in 2019, during her junior year of high school. She attended an all-girls Catholic school, and in her theology class, she presented a project on Freweini Mebrahtu, founder of Mariam Seba Sanitary Products Factory in Ethiopia. Through this project and through receiving her education at an all-girls school, she was given the chance to learn and share about menstruation, without facing stigma. But she began to realize this was a privilege that most girls around the world do not have.
During the fall of 2021, Victoria began studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. In her first year, she created a micro-startup called “This Girl Cares” with a mission to combat gender inequalities, creatively. Additionally, she wrote a research paper in her 1st-year English class on the topic of girls’ education in developing countries, and was honored to be published in “The 33rd,” Drexel’s anthology series comprised of distinguished student and faculty work.
In October 2022, she received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to begin an 6-month-long independent study project with Global Give Back Circle, a Drexel-alum founded nonprofit organization. She had the honor of teaching 50 young women about Entrepreneurship, guiding them through the process of finding to funding a business idea. At the conclusion of the program, Victoria traveled to Kenya for a week-long trip where she co-hosted a competition for the young women to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. She is continuing to collaborate with Global Give Back Circle as they launch a student-run seed funding initiative that will assist in providing resources for the young women to scale their businesses locally and globally.
Through The Pad Project Ambassador Program, Victoria has now been granted the opportunity to not just advocate for, but with girls of all ages and backgrounds. She cannot wait to meet and work alongside the other ambassadors throughout this upcoming academic year. Victoria believes that serving as a Pad Project ambassador will be the perfect stepping stone to the next phase of her journey as a social entrepreneur and filmmaker. She is currently in the early stages of producing a narrative feature film, working with a nonprofit organization to develop a documentary film, and starting a nonprofit organization of her own, all of this while loving life as a busy college student. Victoria looks forward to continuing to share updates with her friends, family, and peers, as she works towards making a positive impact on the world, in her own unique way.🏻