Last week I had the pleasure of attending the FFAWN star-studded fundraising gala at Cipriani here in New York City. If you're not familiar with FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now), it's an organization for women founded by Mary J. Blige and record executive Steve Stout last year.
Its mission is to inspire women from all walks of life to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their individual potential. According to their website, they will accomplish their mission to empower and encourage women by shaping and supporting programs that foster education, career development, strong self-esteem, and personal growth.
It was truly an honor to attend such an esteemed event and I was able to chat with a few celebrities on the red carpet including: Idris Elba, Lisa Price (founder of Carol's Daughter), Melanie Fiona, Taraji P. Henson and others. Stay tuned for snippets from the stars.
For more information on FFAWN visit their website here.
Mary J. Blige
Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter
Taraji P. Henson
**BTW, the winner of the $50 Family Dollar gift card is Antithesis! Congrats, please send me your mailing address.