Gender equality must become a lived reality. ~Michelle Bachelet

100 Wonderful People Said Yes!

  • Posted on: 1 October 2013
  • By: Buy the change

This month Buy The Change is two years old. We can’t really decide if we want to call it our birthday or our anniversary but either way it has been two amazing years. We have made wonderful new friends, been overwhelmingly supported by our old friends, donated to local non-profit organizations, started our own non-profit organization, become a registered BCorp and most importantly, empowered women around the world by...

Women are the Solution

  • Posted on: 18 September 2013
  • By: Buy the change

By investing in the global power and potential of women and girls, they can become the driving force behind improving humanitarian issues worldwide. It is essential that we invest in the safety, health and education of girls around the world so this potential can be realized. In the coming decade, women will be...

2013: The Year of The Woman

  • Posted on: 15 September 2013
  • By: Buy the change

Due to social media, the increase of emerging female leaders/entrepreneurs and the rise in advocates and activists, the awareness and advancement of global women’s issues has been unprecedented in 2013. In fact, many in this community are calling this the year of the woman. Let’s hope this is the case.

The unifying themes for women's issues are...

Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot

  • Posted on: 4 September 2013
  • By: Buy the change

We thought we’d take you behind the scenes of a photo shoot today & share some outtakes with you. We photographed on the grounds of Monroe Community College in Monroe Michigan, on a gorgeous sunny day. It is so much fun to get outside in the sunshine with our products and see how beautiful they really are. It makes us so...

Change-Makers – Malala Yousafzai

  • Posted on: 26 August 2013
  • By: Buy the change

“Terrorists thought that they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this -- weakness, fear and hopelessness died, strength, power and courage was born." –Malala Yousafzai

At the age of eleven, Malala wrote for the BBC under a pseudonym. In her articles, she detailed the life of a girl under the Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the Swat valley (where she lived) and her views on promoting education for girls. At the time, Taliban-led militants were taking over the Swat Valley, banning television, music, girls’ education, and women from going shopping.

A year later, her life was...