In partnership with Dress for Success, Bethenny Frankel has created a new initiative to assist women in crisis!
Using her own pain and drama stemming from her divorce from ex Jason Hoppy, the reality star and entrepreneur has created the B Strong: Find Your Yes initiative for women struggling with abuse or financial issues, or women just a crossroads in life, like she was.
After her bitter divorce, Bethenny said that women have reached out to her in empathy, which sparked the idea of the charity. “I have had women say to me, ‘It’s been six years since my divorce ended and I am still being tortured,’” she said. “It never ends, and I imagine there are millions and millions more than the women I have spoken to. I want to be a voice of empowerment.”
Since she’s been volunteering with Dress for Success for the past three years, she came to the organization with the idea of starting the charity under them to help women going through rough times. The program, beginning in 2017, will offer life coaching, financial assistance and crisis intervention and education available to current members of the Dress for Success Professional Women’s Group. That group provides not only clothes and accessories for interviews for women in poverty, but also job training and mentorship!
It’s really awesome that Bethenny developed this idea, and that it’s coming to fruition next year. It will definitely make a great impact for women who need it most!