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Author: Emily Bell McCormick

Emily Bell McCormick is the founder of The Policy Project, a nonprofit that creates movements in order to forward healthy, long-term policy at a state and national level with a focus on women, girls and other groups that have historically been overlooked or adversely impacted by the policy. Through her leadership of the “The Period Project,” her team successfully negotiated a public-private partnership that mandated period products be provided in every Utah public and charter school girl and all-gender bathroom, grade K-12—effecting an immediate change for more than 330,000 girls. Additionally, through “The Teen Center Project,” $18M was raised to create physical spaces in 60 high schools in the state of Utah to meet the physiological and social needs (showers, laundry facilities, food, etc.) of students. Prior to her venture into the world of policy, Emily founded and sold a clothing company (Shabby Apple), was an editor and occasional host of Utah’s NBC morning show, KSL Studio 5, and worked as a communication strategy consultant in a myriad of industries including policy, NGOs, REITs, tech and fashion. Emily has a master’s degree in communication from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University. When she’s not campaigning for a new idea, she is spending time with her five wild kids or attempting to sneak in some brownies and walk in a beautiful neighborhood.

On her path from the ranch to the Governor’s Mansion, Utah’s first

And passed legislation to provide free period products in every public school