Pink Purse: Shop to Donate
Every item in our Pink Purse Collection compliments Pink Purse's dedication to women's ecomomic success and empowerment. Each item in our collections shares 8% of its proceeds to nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving women or girls around the globe. Every item comes with our Pink Purse Clip. The clip is a Pink Purse symbolizing Woman Power with a Power Word like Strong, Intelligent, Beautiful, Fun, Spontaneous, Courageous, Love, Hope, Faith and Power! Women and girls can attach this clip to virtually anywhere from a bag, car visor, hair clip, purse or anywhere it can be seen to remind a woman that she is beautiful and powerful. There is no other experience like being a woman. Women are apart of a sisterhood connected with experiences that bond. When you see a woman with the Pink Purse Clip we ask that you shimmy your shoulders (or a small shoulder nod if you are in a business setting) to generate a smile or laugh to signal, "I am here for you, you are here for me, together we are WE!"
Did you know?
Business: Despite representing more than half of professional-level jobs, women’s leadership within the boardrooms of America has stagnated in recent years. Among the Fortune 500, women lead only 4.6 percent of companies. Investing in women’s talent and nurturing women’s self-confidence are two methods for fostering greater opportunities for women to move up the leadership ranks (not to mention reaping the benefits of women’s perspectives). (1)
Politics: The 2012 election cycle proved significant for women; they bolstered their political representation in Congress to an all-time high. Yet there’s still not even one woman for every five men in Congress. (1)
Health: Those who say the fight for women’s rights is over need only look at these two numbers: In the past year alone, more than 468 bills related to restricting women’s health and access to reproductive rights have been introduced in state legislatures. Shockingly, zero restrictions regarding men’s bodies have been brought to the floors of statehouses. (4)
Race: The pay gap affects women of all backgrounds, but unsurprisingly, race and ethnicity matter when it comes to women’s paychecks. Hispanic and Latina women face the worst disparity, getting paid only 54 percent of what white men get paid. (1)
College: Partly due to the shame, stigma, and fear associated with reporting a sexual assault, more than half of sexual assaults since 2009 went unreported. The likelihood of reporting is even lower on college campuses. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act seeks to reconcile this problem by requiring colleges and universities to create transparent prevention programs that deter violence while encouraging more victims to come forward. (5)
Global: So much for America being a leader in feminist progress. In its most recent Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum ranked the United States 60th among 136 countries for women’s political empowerment. The ranking places the United States behind India, China, and Uganda for women’s equality in political leadership. (3)
USA Child: A child witnessed violence in 22% (nearly 1 in 4) of intimate partner violence cases filed in state courts. (2)
USA Adult: Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning. (5)
References: (1) SOURCE: American Association of University Women (2) SOURCE: http://www.annalsofepidemiology.org/article/S1047-2797(12)00024-5/abstract (3) SOURCE: The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 (4) SOURCE: http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/updates/2014/statetrends22014.html (5) SOURCE: http://www.dvrc-or.org
Chakeia Johnson has over ten years experience in the business industry. She is a licensed aesthetician and recieved her degree from Kar-Che in Mesa, Arizona. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University of San Diego, California. She also has a Master of Pan African Studies and a Master of Criminal Justice from University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.