Cassie De Pecol First Woman to Travel to all 196 Countries "I saw people in history making big changes and I wanted to make a big change in my life." The trip took 18 months and 10 days. She was inspired by another first, Amelia Earhart. In the summer of 2010, Cassie saved up $2,000 and decided to “see the world”. She left in August of 2010 with her brother, Jason, to Belgium where they … [Read More...]
- 1 in 4 women is a victim of domestic violence
- 3 in 4 homeless women are victims of DV
- DV victims lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year
- 15 million children witness DV each year
- Many women have lost everything and start over with nothing, except…
shame fear worthlessness hopelessness
But, there is hope.
We believe all women should be able to live abuse-free, in healthy relationships, empowered to reach their greatest potential.
After learning of the huge unmet need for domestic violence victims to build their self-confidence to avoid returning to abusive partners, Bristol-Smith gathered experts—therapists, coaches, and trainers—to create a leadership program which she initially launched as a volunteer project with 6 participants.
These women have subsequently taken their message out to the community and have spoken to over 5,000 others in homeless shelters, schools, and other organizations.
Changing The World
Our programs provide women with the tools and skills they need to regain confidence and rebuild their lives.
Women who have confidence are empowered to find jobs, start new businesses, and create healthy abuse-free lives for their children.
- poverty and homelessness
- violence at home and in our neighborhoods
- risk of violent behavior by children in adulthood
- costs to taxpayers for medical care, law enforcement, and lost wages…
…to ultimately create healthier, safer communities.
Ursula Burns, CEO Xerox First black woman to run a Fortune 500 company I grew up in Manhattan in the late 1950s through the mid-’70s within about 10 blocks on the Lower East Side, in the Baruch housing projects. It was actually fun and good. I look back on it often, because if you see the neighborhood, there would be assumptions that we lived in squalor and fear and hunger. But there was … [Read More...]
Ellen DeGeneres First openly gay character on a sitcom When I first started doing stand-up, I was writing from the perspective of a human being, observing how we all act—it had nothing to do with a female perspective. It was just a human one. I don’t know if that’s because I’m gay and I just didn’t really identify with men and women being so different, but I didn’t consciously think, I’m not … [Read More...]
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