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Where would we be without the support of our pack? And we’re not just talking about our killer box of seamless panties! This Women’s History Month, we’re asking our kick-ass community to put 'Love in Action' and illuminate the warrior women who inspire us daily. We want to salute all the womxn who kill it in everything they pursue through our celebratory YouTube Live event: The EBY Love in Action Awards.
We know firsthand empowerment is not possible without unity. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it has never been more important to band together. This undeniable truth is what sparked Deepak Chopra’s ‘Love in Action’ initiative, a global resource that provides individuals with the tools they need to improve their mental and emotional health. Want to contribute to the cause? 10% of every EBY purchase goes to support those experiencing emotional distress through the Deepak Chopra Foundation. Who knew underwear could do so much?
How We Connect
Behind every powerful woman is an inspiring mentor or friend who listens, advises, and champions you to be confident and persistent in reaching your goals. For EBY’s founder Renata Black, one of those confidantes is acclaimed wellness and spiritual leader Deepak.
“EBY stemmed from Deepak taking a chance on me when I was just a kid with a dream,” says Renata. During the underwear brand’s formative years, Renata took Deepak’s advice “to redirect the power of seduction to the empowerment of women.” This major shift inspired EBY’s mission to lift women out of poverty and into business through microfinance.
“EBY is all about believing in women and giving them their first break,” says Renata, “Deepak gave me mine. He is the godfather of EBY.” That’s why we’re stoked to work with Deepak for these epic awards. We can’t empower women without inviting men to be part of the conversation.
The Awards + Prizes
This boss of a woman is the bomb dot com and deserves to be the face of the next celebrity prayer candle.
Her efforts will continue to build a better world for years to come. This lifetime achievement award honors her legacy, and this recognition will only kick her work into a higher gear as she continues to champion others.
The Lightning Bolt
As our go-to symbol for empowerment, this award reminds us that women are supernatural forces to be reckoned with.
She's a trailblazing self-starter who takes charge with confidence, and she doesn't let challenges dim her light. Her future's so bright; y’all are going to need shades.
Who is Andrea? Glad you asked! Every woman has someone in her life who has helped her become the professional she is today.
She’s an everyday heroine who always positions you to bring your A-game and clears the path when you can’t see past roadblocks.
Prizes for Award Winners Include:
- • Selecting the next microfinance beneficiary country on behalf of EBY
- • An interview on Deepak Chopra’s social channel (Icon Winner Only)
- • A 4-night stay in a beachfront villa in Tulum
- • One-month free access to the IFund Women Monthly Coaching membership, including two 30-minute coaching sessions on topics (seen here) of the winner’s choosing
- • Six sessions of Leadership and Development Coaching with Sarina Virk Torrendell of withSarina (Andrea Winner Only, may be gifted)
- • A Wingspan Essential Annual Membership (Andrea Winner Only)
- • A clean beauty consultation with Jazmin Alvarez of Pretty Well Beauty (Andrea Winner Only)
- • How To Build A Goddamn Empire by the Co-founder and COO of Bulletin, Ali Kriegsman
- • The "True Fortune" necklace handmade by Morgan Thomas of Yam
- • The Kindling Kit (High Rhode, Dream Light and Kin Spritz) from Kin Euphorics
- And so much more!
Meet the Judges
We’ve assembled a stellar panel of judges who put ‘Love in Action’ by practicing the 4 A’s (Attention, Appreciation, Affection, and Acceptance) to all humans.
Author and Founder of The Chopra Foundation
Deepak is a national bestselling author and an integral voice in the world of holistic medicine. He specializes in helping others with personal transformation and recently released his 90th book, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global, two of the most invaluable resources for health and wellness.
Actress and Co-Founder of Never Alone
Gabriella is an actor, mom, humanitarian, and activist. She is the co-founder of Never Alone, an organization that creates conversations surrounding mental health and gives access to resources through awareness, research, policy, and tech. She is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador to Skypower and the Honorary President of a grassroots charity in Myanmar.
Founder and Creative Director of Mara Hoffman
Mara is the President and Creative Director of her self-named, sustainability focused clothing company which creates and presents colorful collections in celebration of women. She is an active member of the CFDA and serves on the boards of artisan-focused nonprofit Nest, community organization Glam4Good, youth empowerment charity ArtStart, and Fashion Fights Cancer. (photo credit: Heather Hazzan)
Creator and General Manager of IFundWomen of Color
Olivia launched IFundWomen of Color, a platform for BIPOC women to raise capital through crowdfunding, grants, coaching, and the connections needed to launch and grow successful businesses. As a founding team member, she supported the creation of IFundWomen’s proprietary coaching program. She helped build one of the nation’s largest connected communities of women business owners through the platform.
President of INTERMIX
Jyothi is a visionary in the retail sector and has held distinguished positions for major shopping companies like Calvin Klein and Gap Inc. She is in charge of developing the overall business strategy for luxury fashion brand INTERMIX and previously served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Gilt.com, where she was instrumental in growing the business into a leading digital fashion site.
We invite you to nominate the women you know for The Andrea award. Who is Andrea? Glad you asked! Every woman has someone in her life who has helped her become the professional she is today. She’s an everyday heroine who always positions you to bring your A-game and clears the path when you can’t see past roadblocks. For Renata, this powerhouse is Andrea, the VC of EBY. So, who always has your back, encourages you daily, and is your greatest champion? Tell us everything!
Nominate the Andrea in your life and get 25% off EBY.
Icon Award Finalists
This boss of a woman is the bomb dot com and deserves to be the face of the next celebrity prayer candle. Her efforts will continue to build a better world for years to come. This lifetime achievement award honors her legacy, and this recognition will only kick her work into a higher gear as she continues to champion others.
After surviving a life-threatening brain tumor a decade ago, Amy founded Aqua-Spark with her husband. It is the first investment fund to advocate sustainable agriculture to help save our oceans. By coming up with sustainable solutions that can meet the growing demand for fish without harming our seas, aquaculture entrepreneurs are reversing the overfishing trends that are threatening the world’s waters.
Andrea wants to make a positive impact in the world, which is why she created the hand-sanitizer brand’s social campaign, Touchlives. Since launching, Touchland has dedicated 5% of its profits to sending sanitizing hygiene solutions to developing countries where there’s water scarcity.
Elyse is the Founder of Sad Girls Club, a 501c3 org committed to showing up for Black women, millennials, GenZ, and the POC community by providing resources, like group therapy and self-care programs, to better their mental health.
Infectious Disease Researcher
Laurel is an LSHTM trained infectious disease specialist who has spent the last year working on COVID treatments and research while using her personal time, and Instagram account, to explain the science behind the pandemic in a way that is both fun and accessible.
Sarah and Kelly are the co-founders of Ladies Who Launch, a 501c3 helping female owners and operators of small businesses by providing community, education, and a healthy dose of inspiration. Sarah is also the CEO of Nextdoor, a neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of information, goods, and services.
Lightning Bolt Finalists
As our go-to symbol for empowerment, this award reminds us that women are supernatural forces to be reckoned with. She's a trailblazing self-starter who takes charge with confidence, and she doesn't let challenges dim her light. Her future's so bright; y’all are going to need shades.
Amy is a coach, consultant speaker, and your biggest fan. She specializes in helping people and companies level up, define success and achieve it. OKREAL is dedicated to catalyzing systemic change in how women value themselves and are therefore valued in the world, through panels, workshops, online content and mentorship.
Olivia DeRamus is a sexual assault survivor who spent years struggling to find closure within the justice system. She was determined to channel her experience into a resource for women facing struggles and pain similar to her own. She has channeled that pain into creating Restless, an online platform and safe space for women.
As a self-described “edutainer,” Puno specializes in creating invigorating courses that help creatives and “slashies” gain the community, confidence, and skills they need to support and build their business or lifestyle. Puno is also the brand-new host of Girlboss Radio.
Tomi the founder of mater mea, a platform that helps Black moms get answers to their questions about motherhood, life, and career through content and community. She’s a journalist by trade and an activist of Black motherhood by passion.
Kinswomen is a platform and podcast aimed at bridging the gaps between women of color and white women, with the goal of talking about race and racism from a place of love and compassion. They teach anti-racism workshops and classes and work with companies on their anti-racism initiatives.
Andrea Award Finalists
Who is Andrea? Glad you asked! Every woman has someone in her life who has helped her become the professional she is today. She’s an everyday heroine who always positions you to bring your A-game and clears the path when you can’t see past roadblocks. These women were nominated by a woman who admires them.
Dre is the Founder and CEO of Smile On Me, a nonprofit organization that helps girls in under-resourced communities prepare for puberty and learn about their girlhood through peer-to-peer interaction. Her true purpose in life is to help young women build healthy foundations while encouraging them to embrace their strengths and celebrate their differences.
Elisa Molina is a passionate entrepreneur, a mother, and the Founder and CEO of COVEDOZA—an Afro-Latina-owned brand on a mission to uplift the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) artists. The shop sells feminist apparel and accessories that inspire the women who buy them while financially empowering the creators who make them.
Erin is a mother, wife, humanitarian, and creator of the Hippocampus Clubhouse podcast. Through her engaging storytelling, she teaches children about diversity and inclusion while empowering them to become respectful and mindful members of society.
Deputy States Director of All On The Line
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is an LGBTQ and human rights advocate who was the first openly transgender staffer to work at The White House under President Barack Obama. She currently works for the All On The Line campaign, a grassroots effort to end partisan gerrymandering and protect voters' voices in the democratic process across the United States.
CEO + Founder of Copper Ridge Consulting
Stephanie is a Filipino-American storyteller dedicated to supporting the arts and serving vulnerable communities. She brings her experience in marketing and strategic partnerships to mission-driven organizations to create positive social impact.