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Bully Pulpit

President Obama speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative

Bully pulpit:  A public office or other position of authority of sufficiently high rank that provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to.

 This is exactly what President Barack Obama did when he spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative this week, saying, “American tax dollars should never be used to support the trafficking of human beings.”  continue reading…

Sex and the Single Girl

Helen Gurley Brown at Cosmopolitan Magazine

Before Carrie Bradshaw or Fifty Shades of Grey there was Helen Gurley Brown. Born in Arkansas in 1922, Brown was one of the original independent city girl. After graduating from Woodbury Business College in 1941, Brown began working at several talent agencies: William Morris, Music Corporation of America and Jaffe, but it was while she was working as a secretary at Foote, Cone & Belding that her employer recognized her writing skills and moved her to the copywriting department. She quickly became one of the highest paid copywriters of the 1960s.

In 1962, Brown published Sex and the Single Girl, an advice book that encouraged women to become financially independent and experience sexual relationships, either inside or outside of marriage. It was a tome and continue reading…

The Curves For Change Board Of Directors

The Curves for Change inaugural event of 2012 was held on Tuesday evening in New York City and was, in a word, amazing!  Seeing so many gathered together in support of two such deserving charities was so inspiring.  We are forever grateful for our supportive sponsors Joshua Ferguson Photography, Alex Dolce Photography, Drop of Honey caterers, and Voli Light vodka who generously participated without hesitation. continue reading…

The wings are being polished for the Victoria’s Secret Angels to strut the runway in 2012 and you can attend the show with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Imagine yourself in a prime seat alongside Jay-Z, in a room full of gorgeous models, with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Maroon 5 and tons of excitement.  Well… 

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“Don’t Give, Invest” is one of the eight line items in the manifesto of Many Hopes, a charity that one of our generous sponsors, Alexis Bittar, recently introduced us to.

At a fundraiser on Monday night in New York City, C4C’s board members Julie Henderson and Chella Ferrow (pictured)  met Anthony Mulongo and Thomas Keown, co-founders of Many Hopes organization and were blown away by their passion to their cause: finding, rescuing, housing and educating orphaned and abandoned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya, and dedication to equipping the girls to be future agents of change in their community.

During a short film shown at the event, you could hear a pin drop; continue reading…

Universal Love: Celebrating Moms

Mothers…we are them, we have them…sometimes more than one! And while many deride the annual Mother’s Day celebrations around the world as a “Hallmark holiday,” we at Curves for Change certainly do not. Every human being on this earth has a mother and these wonderful, inspiring and yes…sometimes challenging(!) women in our lives need to be celebrated not just once a year, but every day. Whether spelled Mom or Mam, love for her is universal.

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WOW! Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show tickets were auctioned off at our Charity Buzz fundraising event in October, 2011. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity went for more than $25,000 !!! 

Imagine yourself upfront and personal, in a room full of Victoria’s Secret Angels, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Maroon 5, Jay-Z and tons of excitement. This year that will be the experience of our lucky winner, and next time it could be you!

Thank you VS for your generous donation in support of women worldwide.

Good luck for the next pair of tickets everybody – the bidding starts in August 2012!

Thanks: Victoria’s Secret

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How exciting would it be to attend the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in  New York City featuring the world-famous Victoria’s Secret Angels and includes musical performances by Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z? One lucky winner of our tickets knows because she had the winning bid in the Curves For Change Silent Auction, winning two coveted tickets to the show, generously provided by Victoria’s Secret.

Victoria’s Secret not only provides women with beautiful clothing but they promote healthy mind & body for every type of woman… and we love them!

C4C on America’s Next Top Model

Julie Henderson and Nigel Barker

Julie Henderson appeared on ANTM Season 17, Episode 6 alongside Nigel Barker and Brittny Gastineau for the “Charity Challenge”!

The models were asked to pose with football players while keeping true to their “brands”. In traditional Tyra style, the segment benefitted female-empowered charities including Curves for Change. Fierce and Love Tyra!

ANTM Charity Challenge

The red carpet was rolled out for the fashion “in” crowd at the Curves for Change launch party with celebrities, models and brands coming together to make a statement and make a difference.