Elizabeth Scharpf is a force. She has a stack of diplomas and a downright intimidating resume.
Scharpf, 38, studied at Notre Dame, spent two years researching the Austrian healthcare system on a Fulbright scholarship, worked for three years in global pharmaceuticals and biotech, and then went to Harvard to pursue a dual graduate degree at both the business school and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her free time, Scharpf interned for the World Bank in Mozambique.
And that was all before Scharpf really got started.
Since graduating from Harvard in 2007, she has had a single-minded focus: giving women and girls around the world access to maxi pads.