Ms. Isobel Marshall

2021 Young Australian of the Year & Gender Equality Advocate


At 18 years old, Isobel Marshall and co-founder Eloise Hall crowdfunded $56,000 to kickstart TABOO Period Products; a social enterprise that sells high-quality certified organic cotton pads and tampons with all company profits dedicated to eradicating period poverty.

In her work with TABOO, Isobel’s role focused on education, campaigning and advocacy with an aim to dismantle menstrual stigma and elevate the conversation of periods to create social and structural change. Through this work, Isobel developed a keen interest in start-ups and the power of social enterprise.

Current Work:

Isobel is part-way through her degree in Medicine at the University of Adelaide. Through various other roles, she is continuing to grow her passion for health advocacy and public health policy.

Note: For a Keynote Focused on TABOO, please refer to Eloise Hall, Co-Founder and Managing Director of TABOO.


Talking Points
Periods: a marker of gender inequality and global poverty
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
Menstrual Healthcare and Education