Skip to main content

U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) presenting the Engage Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership to Brooke and Breanna Bennett, Founders of Women in Training, Inc., at Engage’s Remarkable Women Reception and Dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 28 (Photo: Tony Powell)

Brooke and Breanna Bennett, Founders of Women in Training, Inc., giving their speech after receiving the Engage Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership for their ongoing work to help #EndPeriodPoverty at Engage’s Remarkable Women Reception and Dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 28 (Photo: Tony Powell)

Two Alabama Teens Receive National Recognition for Helping Create & Pass Alabama’s First-Ever Period Poverty Law

April 14, 2023 WASHINGTON--()--Brooke and Breanna Bennett, Co-Founders of Women in Training, Inc. (WIT), were recognized on March 28 for their tremendous advocacy work – helping to create and pass Alabama’s “period poverty” law in April 2022, which allocates $200,000 to the Alabama Department of Education to provide grants for menstrual products to students in Title I schools.

Engage – a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women’s economic security through bipartisan and commonsense solutions – honored Brooke and Breanna with the first-ever Engage Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership – making them the youngest award recipients of the night at Engage’s Remarkable Women Reception and Dinner in Washington, D.C. The award was presented to the Bennett sisters by U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.), who remarked on their demonstration of leadership in their collective home state of Alabama and ongoing commitment to help vulnerable young women unlock the American Dream.

“I was thrilled for Montgomery’s Brooke and Breanna Bennett as they accepted the Engage Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership recently in Washington, D.C.,” said Senator Britt in a social media post about the event. “The future is bright as long as we have leaders like Breanna and Brooke working to grow opportunity for others so they can reach their full potential.”

1 in 5 girls in the U.S. have missed school due to lack of access to period products1. The Bennett sisters are helping to alleviate this issue – starting in their home state of Alabama – and encouraging others across the U.S. to enact nation-wide policy change to help #EndPeriodPoverty. To date, only 22 states have passed a law to provide free period products to some capacity.

“It is an incredible honor to be awarded the Engage Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership and be recognized among all the incredible Engage Woman Award recipients – not to mention speaking about an issue near and dear to our heart in front of change makers in Washington, D.C.,” said Brooke Bennett, Co-Founder of Women in Training, Inc.

“Through Women in Training, Inc., we realize we're doing something greater than providing period products to people in need – we are inspiring change in not just our home state, but across the country. Systemic change to help #EndPeriodPoverty is needed and is possible across the U.S. by supporting legislation like Congresswoman Grace Meng’s Menstrual Equity for All Act. Together, we can all help #EndPeriodPoverty,” said Breanna Bennett, Co-Founder of Women in Training, Inc.

Brooke and Breanna have a long-standing partnership with Always, the leader in global menstrual care. This past year, Always organized the first-ever team of “50 Period Heroes” – WIT being one of them – to help fight period poverty across the country while donating 3.5 million pads to communities in all 50 states. Always Period Heroes represent people and organizations in each of the 50 U.S. states who have already made significant efforts to address period poverty in their local area. Together, they are helping to ensure people across the country have access to the products they need to stay confident while working towards systemic change for the next generation so period protection doesn’t stand in the way of education and confidence ever again.

To find out more, visit


1000 U.S. females, 16-24 y.o., Research Now ‘17

About Always®

Always®, the world's leader in menstrual protection, offers a wide range of pads, wipes and liners designed to fit different body types, period flows and preferences. For over 35 years, Always has been supporting millions of young people globally through puberty and confidence education, providing products to those in need and tackling societal barriers to girls’ confidence. Together, Always believes we can create a world where neither periods nor gender get in the way of young people reaching their full potential. Please visit for more information.

About Engage

Engage is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women's economic security through bipartisan and commonsense solutions. Engage views the journey of a woman’s economic security holistically as “a thread” across her entire life, during which factors within and outside her control determine her ability to achieve economic security. Among these factors are lifelong health, education and workforce, generational caregiving, and financial prosperity. This basket of issues is vast and far-reaching, and Engage seeks to highlight and advance the work of dynamic, collaborative leaders to make progress for American women. Learn more about Engage at

About Women in Training, Inc.

One in five American girls and young women skip school or miss work because they cannot afford sanitary pads or tampons to stay healthy and clean during their period. To alleviate period poverty, Women in Training, Inc. (WIT) provides monthly donations of WITKITS – canvas bags full of sanitary pads or tampons – to at-risk girls, young women and gender expansive youth. WIT also provides formal educational programs about menstruation and teen pregnancy prevention, and publishes the brochure, “The WIT Guide to the Menstrual Cycle.” For more information, see

TOP Pageant News Now

Madison Marsh is CROWNED Miss Colorado 2023  
Liv Newman is CROWNED Miss Colorado's Teen 2023  
Kim Rossen is CROWNED Miss Universe Curaçao 2023  
Veronika Pillay is CROWNED Mrs Universe South Africa 2023  
Layla Doherty is CROWNED Miss Earth Ireland 2023  
Caitlyn Dulcie is CROWNED Miss Earth New Zealand 2023  
Srichchha Pradhan Miss Nepal World 2023  
Raina Majgaiya Miss Nepal Earth 2023  
Prasiddhy Shah Miss Nepal International 2023

Miss Universe Curaçao 2023 Coronation This May 27th at World Trade Center

24 Miss Universe Albania & Kosova 2023 Contestants for 2 Crowns, Semifinal May 25th, Final Jane 1st

Miss & Teen Colorado Team Once Again at PACE CENTER Parker including 26 Delegates

24 Miss Nepal 2023 Contestants Vying National Crown, Grand Final May 27th

Miss Illinois USA Returns to Normal at Braden Auditorium for 2023 Edition

Check 91 Contestants Vying for 71ST Miss World 2023 Crown at Dubai, UAE in May 2023

Beatriz Militão is CROWNED Miss Universo Ceará 2023: LIVE Coronation Show May 25th

Caroline Parente is CROWNED Miss Rhode Island 2023

Kaitlyn Clarke is crowned Miss World Northern Ireland 2023

Mrs. Universe Jamaica 2023 this July 8th, Apply Now Registrations Open

32 Miss Polski Contestants Vying for National Crown The Road to International Stages

Regional Dates Here, Apply for Miss Grand International Italy 2023

Miss Universe Bahamas 2023 Registration Closes: Contestants Announcement Soon

Confirmed: 33 Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2023 Contestants will vie the crown in San Juan

Haiti will compete at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador this December, Registrations open May 15th

Get Set Go for Miss Grand Brasil 2023 on June 10th at Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort, Miss Grand International, Isabella Menin will personally crown her successor!!!

23 Contestants Vying for Miss Ecuador 2023 Crown: Sash on May 22 and Grand finale July 1st

Final Casting May 20th: Miss Universe Chile 2023 Grand Finale Aug 13, Free LIVE Stream

Miss New York USA 2023 Dates are August 4th – 6th, 2023, Online Pageant Application Opens

Miss Lesotho 2023 Final on Sep 2nd, Get Early Bird Tickets, Vote for Top 10 Now Live

The Lottery Sets Competition Order for 11 Miss Connecticut 2023 Contestants

Autumn Black is CROWNED Miss Missouri USA 2023           
Madison Beck is CROWNED Miss Missouri Teen USA 2023           
Rylee Spinks is CROWNED Miss SupraNational United States 2023           
Daniel Zemeida is Crowned Mister Supranational United States 2023

Now LIVE Watch FREE Anywhere Mister and Miss Supranational United States 2023 Grand Finale

Mackenzie Schutt is CROWNED Miss Ohio USA 2023       
Carolina Sola is CROWNED Miss Ohio Teen USA 2023

Anie Uson is CROWNED Miss Chinese World 2023       
Kristell Freeman NAMED and CROWNED Miss Grand Costa Rica 2023       
Mejreme Hajdaraj is CROWNED Miss Elite 2023       
Ieva Kohl is Crowned Miss Summer World 2023

Stream or Book Tickets, Vote Online The Favorite in 42 Miss Ohio Teen USA 2023 Contestants       
Vote for The Favorite in 61 Miss Ohio USA 2023 Contestants, Vote Online, Book In-person Tickets

Who will go to Miss USA 2023 Stage in 26 Miss Missouri USA 2023 Contestants? Check This Sunday       
Deadline nearing to vote the favorite in 19 Miss Missouri Teen USA 2023 Contestants

Miss Rhode Island 2023 Final & Coronation on Tue, May 23th

Farhana Nariswari is CROWNED Puteri Indonesia 2023 / Miss International 2023       
Camila Escribens is CROWNED Miss Universe Perú 2023       
Sama Parajuli is CROWNED Miss Supranational Nepal 2023       
Alicia Bess Anderson is CROWNED Miss International Elegant Mother 2023       
Britthany Marroquín is CROWNED Miss Grand Honduras 2023

Caroline Dixon is CROWNED Miss Florida USA 2023       
Sharlysse Nelson is CROWNED Miss Florida Teen USA 2023

Beck Bridger is CROWNED Miss Wyoming USA 2023       
Victoria Salas is CROWNED Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2023       
Michelle Daniela Dee is CROWNED Miss Universe Philippines 2023       
Justyna Zedníková is CROWNED Miss World Czech Republic 2023       
Marie Jedličková is CROWNED Miss Supranational Czech Republic 2023       
Dominika Nemečková is CROWNED Miss International Czech Republic 2023       
Anna Benešová is CROWNED Miss Intercontinental Czech Republic 2023       
Sophia Osako is CROWNED Miss Grand Czech Republic 2023

Check LIVE Results: 38 Contestants Vying for Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Crown on Sat, May 13th at SM MOA Arena       
Stream The Prelims May 13th and Vote Your Favorite in 46 Miss Florida Teen USA 2023 Contestants Vying for The State Crown        
59 Miss Florida USA 2023 Contestants in Crown Race May 14th at The Center to Miss USA Stage       
34 Contestants at Miss Wyoming USA 2023 Pageant for 2 Crowns: Prelims May 12th and Finals May 13th

Stephanie Terrazas is NAMED Miss Supranational Bolivia 2023       
Carol Bouwer is new License Holder for Miss World South Africa Pageant

Registration: here for Miss Canada Perfect 2023 Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 16 2023

National Casting Opens for Miss Universe El Salvador 2023 Pageant, Contact for Interview       
Apply for Miss Teen Colombia 2023 Pageant Online, Details Here

Pageants List Event Detail, Tickets, People's Choice Vote Online and LIVE Streams-> June 2023 | May 2023 | July 2023 | August 2023 |