Part of my purpose in starting this business was to use some of the revenue to support organizations that empower young women and girls around the globe. It breaks my heart every time I hear about a young girl who is a victim of human trafficking, or married off against her will, maimed or even killed for speaking up or going to school. I believe that the arts, education and entrepreneurship have the power to transform the lives of these young women and girls by giving them the tools they need to live with freedom and financial independence. That is why 5% of the revenues from all of my programs are donated to one of the following organizations.
Women Thrive Worldwide
This organization is a leading advocate for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. They are leading the charge for passage of the International Violence Against Women Act.
The Malala Fund
The entire world was transfixed when a 14-year old Pakistani girl named Malala was shot and critically injured by the Taliban for daring to speak up about the value of education. Since recovering from her injuries, Malala has become a global advocate for the millions of girls being denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. She started the Malala Fund to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls’ education and to empower girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential, and to demand change.
Women for Women International
Women and children have been the greatest victims of the global conflicts of the past decade. In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families and their communities.
Empowered Women International
EWI helps immigrant, refugee, and other women in need in the DC Metro area integrate, participate as new citizens, and become self-sufficient by using the arts as an economic driver and a catalyst for social and cultural integration. Their mission is to provide a network of support and create opportunities for immigrant and refugee women and families, using the arts as tools of empowerment, communication, cultural understanding and entrepreneurship.