about us


The Madami mission:

To design, catalyze and strengthen public and private sector solutions that improve the ability of women and girls* to have their health needs met

Meet the madames behind Madami

Danielle I. Keiser

Managing Partner

Danielle is a consultant, speaker and expert on global menstrual and female health. Since 2013, she has been advocating for collective impact around menstrual health, first through helping launch and grow Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May) with WASH United, founding the Menstrual Health Hub (MH Hub) in 2016, and serving as the Menstrual Health Innovation Consultant for the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator with UNICEF in 2019-2020. Danielle holds a BA in Politics with Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) and a Masters in Global Visual Communication from Jacobs University (Bremen, Germany).

Milena Bacalja Perianes

Managing Partner

Milena is a female health expert, social impact innovator, and gender-lens investing specialist. Milena has a unique technical skill set in applying quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand and design female health solutions. Our resident facilitator, she creates and runs tailor-made workshops on everything from technical female health issues, Women-Centered Design, to strategy sessions. Milena has a BA in International Politics and History from Monash University (Aus), Masters in International Development from RMIT (Aus), and an MPhil in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Did you know?

Our name stands for the first syllables of the original co-founders of Madami: Ma‘ for Mariana; ‘da‘ for Danielle and ‘mi‘ for Milena.

Our Story

Madami was born out of our previous collective impact work leading the Menstrual Health Hub – MH Hub (now lead by Uninhibited India). As the global women’s* health community grew, so did our offer as specialized experts able to translate between the realities of women’s* lives and those looking to solve these challenges.

Work with Madami

If you are interested in being considered to join our team for our exciting future consulting projects, feel free to send your CV to danielle@madami.co clearly outlining your areas of expertise and capacities. 

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