Bethenny Frankel has made it clear after her divorce from Jason Hoppy that she wanted to focus on empowering women to leave unhappy marriages. One of her favorite charities is Dress for Success, and the B has now put her money where her mouth is and is partnering with them on a new initiative called ‘B Strong.’ The new program will “provide support, training, and financial assistance for women coping with crisis situations.” per press release.
Bravo spoke with Bethenny on her new endeavor and what it meant to her to take on this new task. Per Bethenny:
“I just felt it. I felt an emotional wave of a difficult time is just still occurring but hopefully passing, and I wanted to pay it forward and help other women. And I have a partnership with Dress for Success. They have an infrastructure, worldwide. I know the money’s in good hands, I know the organization is already a well-oiled machine, and now I can really make a difference.”
Good for Bethenny! I love when people use their success for good and give back to the community. Bethenny also reiterated that at one time she was struggling and looking for ways to get out of her then current situation:
“It doesn’t matter how successful you are. It doesn’t matter how pretty of a face you put on. We all suffer from feeling depressed and sad and lonely and hopeless and helpless. And you know I’ve been with no money in my bank account; not to the poverty point, but I’ve experienced challenges in my life, and I’ve more recently experienced emotional challenges and I want to help other women.”
“Hillary [Clinton] didn’t win, but she wasn’t the right woman at this time. But someone else will be, and it could be someone in that room. It could be because of B Strong, because someone is in a hole, is in a corner, and needs to be pulled out. They can get a job through Dress for Success, inspire other women, and they could be president.”
As for men who may be threatened by all the “girl power” present in the world today? The B has a message for them as well:
“The world is very empowered right now by females, and men just have to get used to it and get out of the way. I don’t know if men are ready for how much women bring to the table right now, because men just can’t pay the bill and expect for that to be enough. Women are paying the bills too.”
I love women supporting women so naturally am behind Bethenny 100% on this!