People talk about girlbosses all the time—from Tina Fey to NastyGal’s Sophia Amorosu to your best friend nailing her job interview in a co-ord Glen plaid ensemble. #girlboss #leanin #empoweredwomen But it’s got to take more than a clean, bullet-journalled planner and ambitious personality to earn that title, right? There’s got to be a sense of responsibility, a sense of selflessness in lifting other people up, not just ourselves. So if there’s anyone we’d like to think of as girlbosses, it has to be co-founders Stephanie Pollaro and Wendy Dailey of PURPOSE Jewelry and their non-profit, International Sanctuary.
The International Sanctuary empowers women and girls who have escaped human trafficking in a mission to embrace their true identity and a sense of self-worth. Their commitment to uplifting survivors is honestly so inspiring. Through their four locations in India, Uganda, Mexico, and the U.S., they’ve created four central and actionable pillars to personal development: Income, Education, Healthcare, and Community.
Income | The young women and girls who participate in the program receive regular paychecks and are taught how to open a personal bank account to save for their future.
Education |In addition to building English literacy, all survivors are provided access to reading, math, computer skills, life skills, and personal finance.
Healthcare | The sanctuaries provide access to ongoing healthcare as well as counseling, life training, and 1-on-1 mentoring.
Community | Each sanctuary location partners with like-minded organizations to build an amazing network where participants can foster new relationships, build trust, and personally flourish.
So when you shop at PURPOSE Jewelry, you’re not just getting a cute IG-friendly necklace. You’re getting to contribute to the growth and wellness of young women and girls across the globe. How amazing is that? Fighting for freedom never looked better.
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