Learn About the Impact Our Panties Have Across the Globe

Empowered By You was created with the unique vision of giving women high-quality Designer Lingerie that would serve as a potent tool of empowerment. Renata Black combined this already groundbreaking goal with an innovative business model, whereby 20 percent of profits go to the Seven Bar Foundation, a microfinance initiative also founded by Renata that empowers underprivileged women from around the world.

The Seven Bar Foundation distributes loans to outstanding microfinance institutions across the globe, including women in our own country, as well as in developing countries.

Here’s a breakdown of Seven Bar Foundation’s impact to date since its inception in 2010:

Seven Bar Foundation Microfinance Fund distribution by country
USA: $160,000 disbursed reaching 186 women
Mexico: $50,000 disbursed reaching 1,300 women
Guatemala: $100,000 disbursed reaching 135 women
India: $77,000 disbursed reaching 434 women
Sri Lanka: $15,000 disbursed reaching 85 women
Colombia: $45,000 disbursed reaching 160 women
Total Distribution: $447,000 reaching 2,300 women and approximately 4,600 (this is calculating a conservative 2 children per woman, though in many of these countries women take care of as many as 8 children in each household).

These entrepreneurs and businesswomen will eventually repay the loans once they reach a level of sustainability. With a global rate payback rate of 97 percent, this microfinance system is among the most effective and proven ways to help the world’s underprivileged women find their potential. Regardless, the Seven Bar Foundation makes every effort to ensure that this process is fair and reliable, receiving annual reports from each microfinance institution and testimonials from loan recipients.

With this in mind, you will feel great both inside and out wearing our comfortable Designer Lingerie, described as “the perfect everyday panty with patented flocking technology for a seamless second-skin fit.” To learn more about our products and our services, please email us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.

Empowering Women Through Microfinance

One of the beneficiaries of our microfinance approach to empowerment.

At Empowered By You, we’re proud to promote business model that promotes social responsibility while providing clients with a high-quality and reliable product. When you buy any one of our exceptional Designer Lingerie, you’re contributing to a worthy cause that helps empower underprivileged women from around the world. We’ll be happy to share with you exactly how we use the proceeds of your purchase to further this humanitarian cause.

Twenty percent of our net profits from sales to people like you go directly to the Seven Bar Foundation, a social enterprise launched by our founder and social entrepreneur Renata Black. The Seven Bar Foundation is utilizes a unique and sustainable approach to empowering women, with an effective fund-to-fund model that uses cause-marketing campaigns – such as Empowered By You’s – and top fashion events to generate both revenue and awareness.

The funds generated by these shows and co-branded product then become allocated to trustworthy and effective institutions that engage in what is known as microfinance. This cutting edge approach to empowerment is at the core of our values as a company. It entails providing micro-loans to women around the world, who can use this capital to support their own small businesses. This allows them climb out of poverty and into self-sufficiency on their own terms.

These entrepreneurs and businesswomen will eventually repay the loans once they reach a level of sustainability. With a global rate payback rate of 97 percent, this microfinance system is among the most effective and proven ways to help the world’s underprivileged women find their potential. Regardless, the Seven Bar Foundation makes every effort to ensure that this process is fair and reliable, receiving annual reports from each microfinance institution and testimonials from loan recipients.

With your generous patronage, we hope to contribute up $1 million to this cause by 2015. The innovation and social responsibility that goes into the microfinance system reflects our values as a company. If you have any questions, please email us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.

 

 

Check Out the Seven Bar Foundation’s Celebrity Supporters!

Empowered By You was launched with a unique but vital mission: to give women stylish and empowering Designer Lingerie that can also benefit underprivileged women from around the world. This cause is served through our support of the Seven Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization established by our founder Renata Black to help women attain self-sufficiency and realize their potential.

For every Empowered by You panty sold, $1 will be donated to Seven Bar Foundation, with a huge network of supporters including the fabulous Sophia Vergara and Eva Longoria. The list doesn’t end there- the expansive (and expanding) number of Seven Bar Foundation’s Committee Members include Deepak Chopra, Veronica Webb, Jennifer Morrison, Miranda Kerr, Mena Suvari, Lily Cole, Fifi Chachnil, and so many more.

The main goal of the non-profit Seven Bar Foundation is to empower women worldwide out of poverty and into business through microfinance, allowing them to get a “hand-up, not a hand-out.”

By harnessing its power, the Seven Bar Foundation empowers women worldwide to break the cycle of poverty for the next generation. When you buy our high-quality lingerie, you’re helping this social enterprise with its unique mission: 20 percent of our net profits from sales to people like you go directly to the Seven Bar Foundation’s microfinance campaign.

Ultimately, we aim to contribute up $1 million to this cause by 2015. You can learn more about the Empowered By Your Cause and the Seven Bar Foundation at the About Us section, which includes an educational video on how microfinance helps recipients, information about the Seven Bar Foundation’s latest campaign for 2013, and see inspiring testimonials by the accomplished and empowered women who have benefited for conscientious buyers like you.

For any questions or feedbacks, please email us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.

Check Out Our Designer Lingerie Review by The Lingerie Addict!

We are incredibly grateful for the honest, unbiased review of our Designer Lingerie by acclaimed fashion blog The Lingerie Addict! Here’s what blogger Cora Harrington has to say about our product:

“I found the fabric very soft, although somewhat bathing suit-like. It’s an 85% nylon, 15% spandex blend (which just so happens to be the fiber content of my favorite shapewear panties). It’s fairly seamless: all the seams are overlayed and then glued flat, which does reduce bulk dramatically. Even the cotton crotch liner is attached in this semi-seamless fashion.

I thought the cut was pretty flattering: it’s slightly cheeky and sits low on the hips. With my dramatic hip to waist ratio, I am quite fussy about the rise on my panties and panties, and this was definitely in the sweet spot of practical low-rise. The back legline was cheeky enough to feel cute but not exposed. And despite the lack of elastic (or perhaps because of?), the “ride up” factor was very low. All told, I think the panty succeeds as an everyday style.

As for the business model, I loved how the packaging for the panty laid it out for me. “20% of net profits extends ladders to women out of poverty and into business via microfinance loans.”

If you like the idea that your dollars will be used to help women start their own businesses, I would recommend this panty to you. If you are looking for a basic everyday panty and are a size small through large, I would recommend this panty to you.”

Empowered By You was founded not only to give women stylish but comfortable Designer Panties, but to serve an even greater cause: empowering underprivileged women with the ability to realize their own potential and become self-reliant. That’s why our business model seeks to serve both our clients and society as a whole. Ultimately, we aim to contribute up $1 million to this cause by 2015.

To learn more, please email us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.

Follow Us on Facebook For Instant Updates!

As a company founded upon humanitarian goals, Empowered By You is all about people. So naturally, we want to keep promoting our socially-conscious goals by building up a network across the world with as many people as possible. That’s why we invite you to add us on Facebook so you can be part of our fast-growing community of self- and mutual-empowerment.

Already over 6,500+ followers strong, the Empowered By You Facebook page is a thriving destination for finding positive reinforcement and practical updates on our products and services. In addition to learning more about our company, goals, and signature products – including specials, highlights, and discounts – you’ll find inspiring quotes, fashion updates, educational links about humanitarian issues, and much more.

In particular, we’ll be promoting our central goal of empowering women through both high quality Designer Lingerie and the support of microfinance institutions that benefit women around the world. We donate 20% of our profits from sales to clients like you to the Seven Bar Foundation, which provides sustainable loans to underprivileged women, allowing them to climb out of poverty and realize their potential.

We’ll even be sharing some of these success stories on our Facebook page, allowing you to learn firsthand how your support and patronage helps affect positive change. Of course, we encourage you to invite your friends and share the Empowered By You message of self-sufficiency and empowerment. By creating a large network of humanitarians and social entrepreneurs, we hope to continue spreading our vital message and improving the lives of millions.

To learn more about our company, social causes, and how you can play a part, explore EmpoweredByYou.com or emailing us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.

 

Our Designer Lingerie Featured in ONE Campaign’s Valentine’s Day 2014 Gift Guide!

Running low on ideas for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Check out Empowered by You’s Designer Lingerie, featured on ONE Campaign’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for 2014! We are so proud to have been included among a variety of other humanitarian products compiled by One Campaign, a site dedicated to promoting philanthropic markets. Our Women’s Underwear is a sexy and flaunts a traditional appeal but with an added twist: they fight poverty and make the world a better place.

To elaborate, Empowered By You was founded not only to give women stylish but comfortable Designer Panties, but to serve an even greater cause: empowering underprivileged women with the ability to realize their own potential and become self-reliant. Our ethically-fabricated Designer Panties are seamless and sexy, and come in a variety of styles to suit your preferences, not to mention a great selection of colors to choose from.

Our Designer Lingerie features thongs and briefs, from small/medium sizes to medium/large sizes, in such popular colors as black, beige, red, blue, gray, red, purple, and orange. They also feature chic and classic patterns that add flair while maintaining sophistication in its subtely. Individually, our panties range from $22 to $26, but you can also purchase a pack of five thongs for the convenient price of $100. These packages include the small/medium or medium/large sizes in black, beige, gray, orange, and purple.

When you buy our high-quality lingerie, you’re helping women climb out of poverty and into self-sufficiency through sustainable loans. That’s because 20 percent of our net profits from sales to people like you goes directly to the Seven Bar Foundation, a nonprofit that provides microfinance to countless underprivileged women seeking a better life for themselves and their families.

For any questions or feedbacks, please email us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.

Founder Renata M. Black Interviews Prominent Figure in Women’s Empowerment

In addition to founding Empowered By You and the Seven Bar Foundation – two innovative organizations that seek to empower women around the world in unique and sustainable ways – entrepreneur and humanitarian Renata M. Black has launched another groundbreaking initiative: Paradigm Shifters, a series of interviews with a diverse group of insightful and accomplished women that highlights the themes of empowerment, perseverance, and positive change.

Recently, Renata sat with Helen LaKelly Hunt, an inductee in the National Women’s Hall of Fame who is one of the leading figures in social justice for women. Aside from authoring numerous books about faith, marriage, and feminism, she is an active member of the Women’s Movement, serving as the Founding Chair of Women Moving Millions, which advocates the advancement of women and girls to promote a world of gender equality. The group consists of 196 members and has already garnered $288 million in donations.

Needless to say, this is someone Renata would definitely be eager to get to know and learn from. Here’s an inspiring excerpt of her interview, which was posted on Huff Post’s Impact column:

When you are having a tough day, when things are just not going your way, is there one thing that you can do to turn it around?

I have lived long enough to know that things that seem like the biggest pain to us are actually when growth is trying to happen. Pain should be held with wonder and with curiosity and not denied and suppressed. If a person has terrible angst, betrayal or hurt, they should take a step back and say, “What is trying to happen here? What do I need to learn here?” If the person can do this, they bring a positive energy to it that it can transform the situation into an important breakthrough.

At this age and at this time in my life, I have the utmost confidence that almost any situation can have something exquisitely beautiful come from it. I believe that we can transform situations by changing our outlook from “judgment to curiosity.” I approach everything with wonder. I hold it in and wait for the meaning to emerge.

Read the rest of this engaging interview here, and stay turned for similarly insightful articles in the Paradigm Shifters series. It’s just one of the many ways that Renata is seeking to improve the status and success of women the world over.

Indeed, when she founded Empowered By You, she had the unique vision of giving women high-quality Designer Lingerie that would serve as a potent tool of empowerment. She combined this already groundbreaking goal with an innovative business model, whereby 20 percent of profits go to the Seven Bar Foundation, a microfinance initiative also founded by Renata that empowers underprivileged women from around the world.

Learn more about these admirable causes and how you can play a part by exploring EmpoweredByYOu.com or emailing us at connect@empoweredbyyou.com.