EILEEN FISHER: Activating Leadership Grantees 2013

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We salute EILEEN FISHER’s commitment to empowering women. Check out the inspirational organizations and programs that received 2013 grants from the company ranging in amounts from $20K-$70K. And stay tuned for the announcement of  Activating Leadership winners for 2014.

ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect): Young Women’s Empowerment Program: Empowers neglected and vulnerable homeless young women in Ghana by creating and selling products made out of the recycled plastic that litters the streets of Accra.


ADHIKAAR (Nari Shakti): Works to ensure economic independence for Nepali women by providing opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills through workshops designed to support new  immigrant women in the workplace in New York City.


FAIR Girls (FAIR Leaders Circle): serves girl and young women survivors of trafficking in the U.S., Russia, Serbia, Bosnia, and Uganda. The Leaders Circle will become an empowered network of survivors who share a desire to become leaders in their own lives and communities.


Farmworker Association of Florida (Farmworkers Women’s Reproductive Health Project): Challenges systems that keep farm workers and the rural poor in situations of poverty, exploitation and powerlessness. The Women’s Reproductive Health Project empowers women to protect their health, prevent risks at the workplace and improve the health of their families at home.


Grand Street Settlement (Impact):  Expands opportunities for low-income families and individuals by providing culturally relevant services that support community-building, advocacy, self-determination and an enriched quality of life. The Bushwick IMPACT program helps women defeat the isolation that stems from the linguistic, economic and cultural barriers faced by many New Yorkers.


Groundswell (Voices Her’d Visionaries): Brings together artists, youth and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change for a more just and equitable world. Voices Her’d is a special program for young women who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to Groundswell and a potential for leadership. During the school year, participants examine issues facing women and girls and choose a topic for a large-scale summer public art project to be completed as part of its flagship Summer Leadership Institute.