We are continuously inspired and blown away by every day women who recognize a need or a problem and set out to make a difference, fueled by their unwavering passion, compassion and an entrepreneurial spirit. Tammy Tibbetts is one of those women. The former prom website editor turned founder of the non-profit She's the First, has made it her mission to support girls' education in the developing world, ... [Read More]
FACT 1: Today, about 1 in 3 American kids & teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. [Source: American Heart Association]
FACT 2: Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, characterized the threat of childhood obesity as follows, "Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy ... [Read More]
Today, March 12th, marks the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Centennial Anniversary. We are all familiar with the Girl Scout cookies and merit badges, but this organization is much more than just that. One hundred years ago today, with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home surroundings, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. She ... [Read More]
Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day, a global event observed since the early 1900's to connect women, to inspire women and to celebrate women's achievements. It's the perfect day to share the story of two incredible, young women - both recent college grads - who are on a mission to empower other young women to pursue their own vision for change... clear across the globe.
In 2007, when ... [Read More]
It's a fact that women are grossly underrepresented in theater, film and television. So, it was a great pleasure to recently come to know Sasha Eden, co-founder with Victoria Pettibone, of the critically acclaimed 501c3 non-profit WET Productions, an organization that has been working tirelessly for the last thirteen years to change those statistics. As a developer, producer and champion of premiere work by ... [Read More]
You excitedly prepare to walk the aisles of your local beauty boutique or hit the beauty floor of your favorite department store, ready to shop. But, you are suddenly assaulted by a dizzying array of brands and colors, powders and creams, lotions and potions, spritzes and sprays. You find yourself overwhelmed by a sea of endless choices. You panic, grab the first lipstick you see (fingers crossed it won't ... [Read More]
Imagine this: You're a gifted, 17 year old high school senior, determined to fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist and driven by the desire to help your family have a better life. Your parents both work hard - dad drives a cab and mom is a nurse's assistant. They make just enough for the family to get by. A car accident suddenly leaves your parents both severely injured, and your mom ... [Read More]
As the nights get colder and winter starts to settle in, we grab our flannel pajamas and cuddle up with a good book. There is something to be said about the warmth of pajamas and how when you put them on, you are automatically transported back to your favorite childhood memories. So, what about the thousands of children who don't have homes, parents or a pair of pajamas to call their own?
With almost 25% ... [Read More]