Now is the time to Invest in Women and Girls
After 10 years of developing executive women and seven years of unleashing the power of adolescent girls, I know that as much as we have come so far in gender reform and equality, there is still so much work to be done. The explicit rules have changed, but the implicit have not shifted so much. We are still wedded to archaic stereotypes, socialized to believe these are the norms. If we are ever going to move the needle for both men and women, we need to dig deeper and start creating sustainable change. Unleashed is an organization committed to doing just that.
What lies ahead of us this critical year is to continue igniting passion, power, and purpose in our younger generation but also expanding our reach, using our philosophy and scientific model to develop other women. In 2017, we will launch Unleashed On Campus (piloting at Syracuse University); Unleashed Corporate (creating change in the workplace for women); Unleashed National: licensing our program, starting chapters in other cities; and customizing curriculum to specific populations such as women in the military, youth in foster care, women requiring a new leash on life and mothers (the leaders who greatly influence their communities.)
It is a very exciting time for Unleashed but we need your help to accomplish these goals! This holiday season we need to raise $20,000 to launch these initiatives. We know Unleashed is needed because this past month women of all ages are reaching out, asking for programming and retreats like The Brave Summit, craving a sense of community that we have provided for seven years.
Now is the time to invest in women and girls! The beauty of Unleashed is that every time someone invests in the larger mission, our secondary mission (advocating for animal welfare and rescuing dogs) is accomplished too! Animal and human rights movements are intertwined; the social epidemics we face trickle down to the least powerful member of our society.
Every donation counts and is greatly appreciated. No amount is too small! If we are going to change the world, each of us needs to put a stake in the ground. Help us change the world; many are counting on us to do just that! Donate Now!
Thank you so much!!! Our community is so important to me and vital to our continued growth!
All my best
Unleashed to Hold 13th Semi-Annual “Leads Day” Event
Sunday, January 22 from 1-3pm at Doggedly Devoted in Harlem
Leads Day is a family-friendly event designed to educate, increase awareness, raise money and inspire the public to make a difference for animals. The girls enrolled in the 12-week Unleashed NYC program handle all planning and execution for this social justice carnival.
“Leads Day gives the girls the opportunity to have fun, demonstrate their creativity and fundraising skills, and educate the public about a cause they are passionate about: animal rights and welfare,” said Unleashed founder and CEO, Stacey Radin. “By working together to put on this event, the girls learn to come together for a common purpose —despite diversity of thought, ethnicity, socio-economic status or religion — and learn to respect, listen to and engage with one another. We hope the community will come out to support these girls who are learning to hone their leadership skills in order to make a difference.”
The Leads Day event will be held at Doggedly Devoted (1400 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY) from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017. General admission to Leads Day is free, but each booth requests a small donation for participation, with all proceeds being tax-deductible and going towards the Unleashed girls’ program and puppy rescue efforts.
Thank you to all who made The Brave Summit a HUGE success!
We are especially grateful for the support of the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service Institute for Women and Girls. Please stay tuned for information about next year’s summit!