Best Commencement Speeches: Words of Wisdom by Influential Women from the Media

Every student looks forward to the day that they are finally able to shout to the world “I DID IT!” This time of the year brings us back to the moment when we were finally recognized for our efforts in school. Whether you’re a graduate this year or not, it’s always fun to be inspired by the brilliant commencement speeches, especially those delivered by honorary guests. Since it’s that season, we…

​When Colonialism and Feminism Clash: Looking Towards an Empowered Future in South Africa

“Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression ... unless we see in visible and practical terms that the condition of the women of our country has radically changed for the better, and that they have been empowered to intervene in all aspects of life as equals with any other member of society” -Nelson Mandela 1994Nelson Mandela understood that in o…

Fair Anita Third Annual Benefit Report

As a social enterprise and Public Benefit Corporation, we're for-profit AND for-good.Our mission is legally-defined as "empowering under-resourced women through our supply chain and business operations." Each year, we report our organization's impact to the state of Minnesota. View the full report for 2017 here.Highlights include:Investing over $148,194 in our artisan partners around the world (in…

10 Ultimate To-Do's for the Best Galentine's Day Ever

Take a break from the chocolates and roses for a day and celebrate the people who have been by your side through every laugh, tear, snort, and sob- your gals! Here is a list of the ultimate 10 Galentine's Day activities for 2018:Get the Glitter for Galentine's Cards! The holiday wouldn't be complete without some much-needed love and support from one gal to the next. Spread the cheer with cheesy pu…

​5 Things I’ve Learned in My 3rd Year Running a Social Enterprise

We did it! We made it through our 3rd year running a social enterprise. I was recently reflecting on how incredible it has been to see this idea grow into something real, and it has somehow happened without me taking the time to stop and recognize that. When I first started Fair Anita, our customers were exclusively my friends and family (thanks, peeps!), and it has been humbling to watc…

​Outspoken for a Cause: Rula Quaqas’ feminist mission in Jordan

While Jordanian women are some of the most educated in the world, entry into the workforce remains a challenge. With some estimates of literacy rate for women at 99%, it remains baffling that female employment in Jordan remains at 22%, while male’s employment rate is estimated to be 87%. Early childhood care, access to public transportation, and discrimination are attributed with creating major ba…