Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—Kate Spade New York’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. Under the vision of creative director Nicola Glass, the brand continues to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit. Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity. See all affiliated companies
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Over the past several decades, much progress has been made on advancing women’s equality and empowerment in many parts of the world, however there is still a long way to go. At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 300 years to achieve gender equality by ending discriminatory laws and closing gaps in legal protections for women and girls around the globe. This research study, funded by Kate Spade New York and conducted by Prospira Global, explores an area of increasing need, largely left off of gender equality and empowerment agendas, that could help accelerate progress: mental health. Although it has been noted that mental health and empowerment are closely aligned facets of a woman’s* life, the relationship has not been extensively studied, and the prioritization of mental health within the global women’s empowerment community has also been largely unknown. This study aims to bridge these gaps by issuing a call to action for all organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, urging them to integrate mental health support into their work. We hope that this report helps to lay a more sustainable foundation for future progress towards gender equality around the world. We hope it is a tool for advocates in making the case to your organizations, funders, and policymakers that greater action is needed to support the mental health of women and girls to achieve long term empowerment.