Each year, several organizations are being established not only to promote equality among men and women but to strengthen the women who were victims of assault and abuse. This year, I was fortunate to meet the women behind the B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation. According to their website, “Its mission is to provide resources needed to support, sustain and empower young girls and women under the age of 25 who have been abused, abandoned, and exploited.”
My passion to empower these women has led me to know more about the B.E. A. S.H.E.R.O Foundation. I was truly excited to attend the event held at the Veranda at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The theme of the event was a classic tea party which I imagined to be led by the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland or a fancy tea party with friends in the heart of London. Luckily, I was right. The women were dressed not just to impress but to celebrate success. As for me, everyone was able to showcase their individuality as a woman.
As a woman and influencer, I raised my concern about women being assaulted and abused online. The discussion was productive as we were able to weigh the pros and cons of being active on social media and many women have voiced their suggestions on what and what not to post online. We have also discussed the enduring issues on women degradation in social media and exploitation through dissemination of sensitive images all over the internet.
In B.E. A. S.H.E.R.O Foundation, you become part of a much broader agenda that is intended to eradicate and help the society end human objectification and gender discrimination. I’m so blessed to be part of this movement.