Ronnie's Awesome List presents a guest article by Traci Gearhart, owner of In Her Shoes Marin, in downtown San Rafael, a unique and heartfelt shopping experience that is changing women’s lives all over the world.
If you feel like you should be able to dress fashionably AND help women all over the world, your dreams have just come true. In Her Shoes Marin is teaming up with the organization Global Fund For Women, who advance the rights of women and girls worldwide by increasing the resources for and investing in women-led organizations and women’s collective leadership for change, In Her Shoes Marin is on a mission to change the world one shoe at a time.
As of this August, the Global Fund For Women has made a total of 10,310 grants for $124,469,805.22 to 4,820 organizations in 175 countries. That’s a lot of help for women all over the world. The Fund works on their 3 pillars of change – zero violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights – by utilizing grants, technology, education, and awareness to further women’s rights all over the world. Their success stories ring proudly of changing laws on child marriages, making sure girls have access to schools, funding women-owned businesses, helping women achieve food security, and so much more.
Global Fund For Women believes that women are powerful catalysts for change and that strong women’s organizations and movements make transformative shifts in power that are crucial to women realizing their rights and creating lasting solutions to the world’s problems. Sounds like something we can all get behind – this world is ripe for a change and women are leading the charge.
We all want to make a difference in the world, and struggle sometimes in finding a way to give back. The Global Fund For Women is a channel by which you can see real change being made to our mothers, sisters and daughters all over the world.
And for the price of a sweet pair of unique Italian made boots, you can help them do that. Come and browse the store knowing that your purchase not only helps your local community, but also the global village.
Fashion and social responsibility – it is a beautiful relationship.
September 10th is the grand opening of In Her Shoes Marin at 1344 4th Street in San Rafael. A great way to support a local mom and a portion of the proceeds directly to Global Fund For Women every quarter.