May 06, 2008 03:53:01 GMT
Mary J. Blige has teamed up with music executive Steve Stoute to launch a new organization, dubbed FFAWN: the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, Inc.
Is one of the prominent music figures in the industry, Mary J. Blige just can't ignore her womanly instinct. Holds on to her nature as a woman, she's been having such desire to help motivate her other beings and thus is about to launch a women's support network.
Teaming up with record executive Steve Stoute, Blige is planning to launch a new organization, called FFAWN: the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, Inc., this coming Friday, May 9. The official launch is set to be held at a press conference at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, New York.
FFAWN is aimed to "inspire women to reach their individual potential through scholarships, grants, and programs that develop strong self-esteem, career development and personal growth, while gaining the confidence and skills needed to achieve success."
Is slated to initially focus its efforts in Blige's hometown of Yonkers and surrounding communities in Westchester, FFAWN will ultimately expand to the Greater New York area as well as the rest of the country.
Also joining the organization's board of directors are Blige's record industry executive hubby Kendu Isaacs and Jada Pinkett Smith just to name a few.
In other Blige news, she and Kendu are claimed to have had an appointment for fertility treatments at Los Angeles' prominent fertility clinic California Fertility Partners next week. MediaTakeOut which reported that matter cited its tipster as saying, Blige and Kendu are "looking to get pregnant this summer."