Be the Woman You Want to Be in 2015 & Vote for Your Favorite from 2014

Fierce Woman of the Year

It’s our favorite time of year! Not only because of the holidays but because of a very fun tradition we started last year – the crowning of a #FierceWomandOfTheYear. Throughout the year, we dedicate at least one blog post a month to a value that is of great importance to us here at Maxim Hygiene Products – women’s empowerment. One of our favorite ways of honoring this value is by featuring the “fierce” stories of women we have the pleasure of organically meeting along our Maxim travels.

We know that healthy living isn’t just about the organic tampons and pads we sell, rather it’s just as much about the spirits of the women they are made for – fierce women, like you, as we like to call them, “glorious female creatures whose idea of beauty is hinged upon the idea that they can change the world with each choice, moment and breath of their lives.”

woman i wanted to beAs the new year rolls around, we want to encourage you to take the time out to ask yourself “who is the woman I want to be in 2015?” In her biography entitled “The Woman I Wanted to Be,” Diane Von Furstenberg, acclaimed women’s fashion designer, documents her journey of finding herself through the development of the iconic wrap dress she came to be known for, a path that started from selling dresses out of a suitcase to having recently had forty years worth of her designs celebrated on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

In advising women how to find their path, Diane says “Listen, always listen…Sometimes there are doors that will open and you think it is not an important door and yet it is – so it’s very important to be curious and pay attention because sometimes you learn and you don’t’ even know you’re learning.”

In line with Diane’s message, we invite you to join us in celebrating our year of equally inspiring Fierce Women of 2014, as featured in our Fierce Women Blog Series and cast your vote for your favorite in order to win free Maxim Hygiene products. Take your time to read their stories and tell us who you think should be Maxim’s #FierceWomanOfTheYear by sending us an email at  with the following subject title: #FierceWomanOfTheYear.

In your email, please make sure to include the name of your favorite Fierce Woman, your full name and ship to address (street address, city, state and zip). Whoever also tags @maximhy in a post on their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds using the hashtag #FierceWomanOfTheYear , will get two votes counted towards their choice. Just make sure to include the link to your post in your email to us so that we can make sure to give you the double credit.

travel packTwo hundred fifty voters (chosen at random) will receive a FREE Maxim Hygiene Cosmetic Accessory Travel Pack just for voting. Once we’ve tallied all the votes, fifty voters (chosen at random) for the Fierce Woman with the most votes will also receive a $10 Gift Certificate Coupon to our Maxim product online store.* So, hurry and cast your vote by December 30th, 2014, 6pm EST. The #FierceWomanOfTheYear will be announced on our Facebook page on December 31st, 2014.


And the nominees are…..

February 2014 – Judy Vaughan – Executive Director and Founder of the Alexandria House Women’s Shelter

April 2014 – Heather Von St James – Cancer Survivor and Major Advocate

May 2014 – Tanya Fields – Creator of the South Bronx Mobile Market and Blk Projek

June 2014 – Natalie Berthold – Constellation Therapist and Healer

July 2014 – Ali Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum – Founders of Soul Camp

August 2014 – Vivienne Harr – Entrepreneur, Activist and Philanthropist at Just Ten Years Old

September 2014 – Wagatwe Wanjuki – Raising Awareness for Campus Rape and Sexual Assault

October 2014 – Clare Bongiovanni – Breast Cancer Survivor and Activist

November 2014 – Amel Najjar – Founder of the Children of War Foundation

We can’t wait to tally your votes for this year’s nominees and feel free to drop us a line here or with your email about you want to see featured as a Fierce Woman in 2015.

Happy and Fierce New Years Wishes!


*The Free Travel Pack giveaway is limited to 250 participants only (to be chosen at random from all entries received) and the $10 Gift Certificate Coupon giveaway is limited to 50 participants only (to be chosen at random from all entries received) and will be issued between January 1st, 2015 – January 10th, 2015 via email. Both the $10.00 Gift Certificate Coupon and Free Travel Pack Giveaway are limited to those with ship to addresses in the U.S. only and the coupon is limited to one time use per unique email address. Contest ends on December 30th, 2014, 6pm EST. One vote and entry per unique ship to address only.

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5 thoughts on “Be the Woman You Want to Be in 2015 & Vote for Your Favorite from 2014

  1. i already emailed my vote to “” but wanted to post here as well so people could see my words.

    i voted for Tanya Fields, Creator of The South Bronx Mobile Market & Blk Projek because i used to live in the Bronx and recently graduated from culinary school in NYC. although i’m an educated middle-class white woman with no kids (by choice!) i felt a kinship with this woman because and i know firsthand how much poverty wreaks havoc on the people of the south bronx. in an eye-opening culinary class i had with my professor, Chef Babette Audant, she taught us about the unsettling need for healthy food in the aptly-named ‘food deserts’ in the City that seem to be worst in the Bronx where the food policy is not geared toward healthy options. it’s a sad reality and one that i feel Ms. Fields is trying to remedy. i wish her the best in her endeavor to help those who need it.


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