EILEEN FISHER Now Accepting Applications For 2013 Activating Leadership Grant Program For Women And Girls

Jun 28, 2013, 15:32 ET from EILEEN FISHER, Inc.

NEW YORK, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past three years through EILEEN FISHER's Activating Leadership Grant program EILEEN FISHER, Inc. has donated over one million dollars to 33 innovative women and girls' leadership initiatives.  Each year this grant program focused on projects that aligned with a particular theme.  This year the brand is once again accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and the 2013 theme is "Leading For Impact".   Applications from organizations ranging in size, scope and the community of women and girls they serve are welcome.  Applications are being accepted through July 18 at noon E.D.T. on the Company's website.

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Leadership is a key quality that founder Eileen Fisher seeks to encourage and nurture.  She strongly believes each of us has the ability to lead—in our personal lives, the workplace and our communities.  Social Consciousness Leader of Community Partnerships and Women's Initiatives, Reisa Brafman reflecting on our 2012 recipients explains, "By leading for impact, these women and girls are finding their voices, taking charge of their lives and changing their communities. They're offering new solutions and helping to create systemic change, across the country and around the globe. Our grant committee is truly inspired by their work."

The EILEEN FISHER Activating Leadership Grant program was extended past its three year period (2010-2012) in response to the continued need for funding and the Company's desire to support the leadership programs that are impacting the lives of women and girls. 

Previous grant recipients include Global Girl Media, a coalition that empowers young women to become digital journalists; Resilience Advocacy Program (RAP) Go Girls!, an organization where girls are creating and designing community health hubs in low-income areas; Zoe's Place:  Zoe's Cupcake Cafe, a shelter and a creative enterprise where homeless teen mothers can acquire entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment; and The Women's Collective: Positive Leaders Uplifting Sisters (PLUS) Network, a support system that turns an overlooked sisterhood of women affected by HIV/AIDS into advocates for change giving them a seat at the decision-making table.  

If your organization is "Leading for Impact" please see the following link for more application information.