EILEEN FISHER, the women's clothing retailer, has announced the recipients of their Activating Leadership Grants. For 2012, the program, now in its third year, focused on Leading for Impact. World Pulse is honored to be recognized as one of fifteen nonprofits selected by the brand to receive a grant from more than 200 applications. “By leading for impact, these women and girls are finding their voices, taking charge of their lives and changing their communities,” says Reisa Brafman, EILEEN FISHER Social Consciousness Leader of Community Partnerships & Women’s Initiatives. “They’re offering new solutions and helping to create systemic change, across the country and around the globe. Our grant committee is truly inspired by their work.”
Designer Eileen Fisher strongly believes each of us has the ability to lead—in our personal lives, in the workplace, and in our communities. The Activating Leadership Grant program acknowledges that there are many ways to lead, many styles of leadership, and many kinds of effective leaders. It seeks out innovative programs that encourage women and girls to find their voices, and empowers them to make tangible changes in their personal lives, their homes, and their communities.
For World Pulse, this grant is an incredible opportunity to unite our community of grassroots leaders and raise the volume of their collective voices. The grant is supporting the launch of our next digital action campaign, with the theme of Girls’ Access to Education and Its Impact. Young women speak of many barriers they confront when seeking education: lack of financing, lack of role models and mentors, restrictive cultural roles, and discouraging peer pressure. They are demanding equal opportunities in accessing education and they are voicing solutions to create impact for their family, community and society at large. Anyone can participate in this campaign, which spotlights the messages of young women and girls as change leaders today. Stay tuned for the campaign launch on March 28.
Join us in a Twitter chat March 12 9:30am PT to learn more about our programs and meet the other grantees! Follow us on Twitter and join the conversation using #EFCSRChat
As a socially conscious company, EILEEN FISHER is dedicated to supporting women through clothing that create confidence and through initiatives that address well-being. The company is a leader in both human rights and sustainability. The EILEEN FISHER Activating Leadership Grant Program was established in 2010. Since then, 33 grants have been awarded to groups selected by a dedicated in-house committee, representing teams across the company. For more information about the program, visit www.eileenfisher.com/grants.