Loren's Badass Chick: Cara Belvin

Creator of EmpowerHER.

May 10, 2019
Loren's Badass Chick

Cara Belvin

 

In honor of Mother's Day, this week's Badass Chick is Cara Belvin. She's the creator of EmpowerHER, which supports and connects girls of all ages who have experienced the early loss of their mothers. 

 

When Cara was nine, her mother died of breast cancer. Her aunts and friends' moms quickly stepped in to help support her as she grew up. She got married, became a mom herself, and when she moved to Scituate, she was introduced to a few widowed fathers and their daughters. She quickly created a bond with the girls and knew she wanted to help ease the burden of Mother's Day, so she took the girls for a weekend retreat at a hotel. It was such a successful event that Cara decided she was going to make it her mission to do this for as many girls as she could. 

 

Cara quit her job and focused solely on creating EmpowerHER. Now five years later, it's become a network of over 400 women volunteers throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut who act as mentors for girls up to age 24 (think: Big Brother/Big Sister). In addition to the mentorship program, EmpowerHER does six events each year. This weekend, she's hosting her annual Mother's Day retreat where 100 girls will stay at a hotel in the Seaport and experience activities like yoga, a private dinner, makeup tutorials, and more. Most importantly, they can meet other girls who are facing the same adversity. 


What a great concept. I'm in awe of the network and support Cara has been able to create! 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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