Ladies Night for a Cause
Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Ladies Night For A Cause, hosted and produced by Pretty Living PR, is an annual event bringing Pittsburgh women together to raise awareness and funding for female-focused organizations. Gathering professional women sharing a similar compassion for empowerment and change, the evening is an opportunity for a girls night out consisting of shopping, primping, and fine wine for a worthy cause. This year, we are supporting Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, Gwen's Girls, Inc. and D.C. nonprofit, Fair Girls, Inc.
Please join us in fundraising for these amazing organizations with an evening of wine, music, shopping from Pittsburgh's hottest vendors and boutiques, manicures, raffles, special guests, business women networking and more! Sponsors and Business Participants to be announced!
Event Features: Awarding our 'Pretty Professional' of 2013, Awarding our Best Dressed. Organization Speakers, Empowering Speeches.
About Our Beneficiaries:
Gwen's Girls strives to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences. Preventative services that aspire to enhance and foster resiliency in girls must respect that girls' environments are relational, cultural/ethnic and social/political. Some of the unique stressors that girls face include maintaining a sense of self, race and class factors, academic insecurity, social and cultural expectations, sexuality, puberty, adolescence and body image. Family fragmentation and academic failure are two key underlying factors common to girls entering the juvenile justice system. Girls are experiencing victimization — sexual and physical abuse and domestic violence — around the ages of 12-14 at alarming rates. Within the educational system, girls must strive to complete educational goals against the backdrop of racism and sexism and oftentimes uncaring professionals. Girls who have experienced multiple expulsions and suspensions, repeating grades or involvement in special education classes are at an even greater risk for delinquency.
These risks facing girls every day are the reasons that Gwen's Girls exists. Gwen’s Girls to reverse and prevent these hardships and the effects they have on the girls and on our society. Collectively, we can work towards empowering girls with effective cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal coping skills that will impact their journey. This will, in turn, inspire a new destiny. www.gwensgirls.org.
FAIR Girls prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. Through prevention education, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women.
Founded by Andrea Powell and Caroline Tower Morris in 2003, FAIR Fund was created to empower girls in the U.S. and around the world who have been forgotten, exploited or otherwise are at-risk of not reaching their potential. FAIR Fund is now FAIR Girls. FAIR stands for Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored – this is exactly what we hope the girls we work with will become. It is a name that reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live happy, healthy, empowered lives.
FAIR Girls currently operates programs in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States. The FAIR Girls home office in Washington, D.C. offers compassionate care to prevent the exploitation of all girls, with a special emphasis on girls who have experienced homelessness, life inside the foster care system, sexual abuse, andtrafficking.www.fairgirls.org.