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{Exclusive} An Intimate interview with Marie Wilson, former President & Founder of The White House Project and new President Tiffany Dufu

2 Apr

After 13 years, the reins have been handed over at the White House
Project and Tiffany Dufu could not be more perfect for the position.
Marie Wilson, former President and Founder of The White House Project
and new President Tiffany Dufu sat down with RBRW’s Jacquelyn Aluotto
for an exclusive interview covering important issues from the very
beginnings of what is a most extraordinary organization, the change
over in leadership and the
future direction of the White House Project.

 

Jacquelyn speaking with Marie and Tiffany

 

 

Dufu and Wilson really have a special union. This is evident in their
interaction with each other. Meeting through a mutual friend who was
mentor to Dufu and one of Wilson’s oldest friends – Wilson knew that
she wanted Dufu on board right away and admitted to worrying about
losing such talent: ‘when your friends send you somebody it is usually
someone who you’re going to like…I was completely awed right away’.

 

 

Current White House Project President Tiffany Dufu

Whenever Dufu is asked the question; ‘How did Marie find you?’ Her
response is simple: “Marie Wilson had her eyes open… Marie has a gift
to see beyond [physical attributes] and see you as a viable leader. She can see your
skills and your qualities before you see them yourself.” Dufu has no
qualms in speaking about Wilson with admiration for her integrity,
honor and vision, although the feelings appear to be mutual.  Wilson
added, “This is the heart of what this organization is all about – to
see people. When somebody sees you – you think better.”

 

The White House Project is an organization that essentially enhances
public perception of leadership in the areas of politics and business.
It has changed how women’s leadership in America is talked about by thinking
outside the box and using popular culture, media and research to reach
countless Americans all across the country. 

 

RBRW will be covering the White House Projects  9th Annual  EPIC Awards – April 7th in New  York  which honors Outstanding Efforts to Promote Images of Powerful Women in Pop Culture.

At this event Marie Wilson’s legacy will be honored.

Stay tuned and view our exclusive interview with Founder and former
President Marie Wilson and new President Tiffany Dufu.

 

 

 

 

written by Francis Bobongie

 

The White House Project:

The White House Project is a non-profit organization which aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women.

For more information about the White House Project visit
their website at www.thewhitehouseproject.org

 

Footnote: More Pictures from this exclusive interview can be seen on Facebook.com/RBRW.org check out the link http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=38023&id=137995686238191&l=b38869b0f1

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Sneak Peak at GMHC new facility servicing those impacted by AIDS & HIV

29 Mar

A look at the new GMHC

 

This past Friday RBRW got a tour of Gay Men’s Health Crisis ( GMHC) new extended facility in New York. GMHC cooks over 90,000 meals a year for people with AIDS and HIV. We are truly inspired by this wonderful organization.

Jacquelyn taking some notes

  

Fight Aids. Love Life.

 

To learn more about GMHC you can visit them online at GMHC.org tell’em RBRW sent you.

RealBeautyRealWomen.com relaunches as RBRW.org a new interactive website where beauty & glamour meet social responsibility

14 Mar

The date has finally arrived. We are all very excite here a RBRW! Our first website was good but now we are better. We will continue to get better and would like to have all of you here for that journey.

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

RealBeautyRealWomen.com relaunches as RBRW.org a new interactive website where beauty & glamour meet social responsibility

                                        

Who: RealBeautyRealWomen.com, now RBRW.org, is a new concept in websites that not only focuses on fashion and entertainment but more importantly promotes awareness of the pressing social issues of America. Created by Filmmaker and Human Activist Jacquelyn with hosts Celebrity Hairstylist George Ortiz, Supermodel Hall of Fame Founder Linda Morand, and Beauty Director David Frank Ray RBRW.org is one of the newest and unique destinations on the web for fashionistas with a social conscience.

 What: Launch of a brand new site that offers a behind the scenes look into the celebrity lifestyle as well as promoting awareness of various social issues, charity events, and organizations making a difference.

When: March 14, 2011

Where: www.RBRW.org

EDGEWATER, NEW JERESEY – Dubbed the site for the “Socially Conscious Fashionista” RBRW.org has launched with a media rich site that caters for fashionistas and activists alike. At RBRW.org, the goal is to provide their visitors with a captivating interactive experience in fashion coverage and social awareness. With plenty of rich content already, RBRW continually strive to add more information regularly to update their visitors with the latest coverage of fashion, events, causes and social issues. RBRW.org features sections that cover Fashion, Beauty & Self-Esteem, True Life Stories, Red Carpet Media Events, Celebrity Interviews, Behind the Scenes, Fashion Shows, Charity Events, Music Videos and coming soon will be How to Videos. Additionally, users can watch the full award winning documentary, Not In My Backyard, created by founder Jacquelyn Aluotto, which tackles the issue of domestic abuse in America.

Celebritites recently interviewed by the RBRW team are: Tim Gunn, Sofia Vergara, Gayle King, Jay Alexander, Russel Simmons, Selita Ebanks, Veronica Webb, Wendy Williams, Debra Cox and many more… The social issues and organizations covered on the site range from issues of domestic abuse to the exploitation of women and children. Organizations featured on the site include Strengthen Our Sisters, Redlight Children, Seven Bar Foundation, GMHC, United Cerebral Palsy and more…

In addition to the site’s informative content, the design and interface are developed in a way so as to provide excellent user experience. The topics are well defined and categorized. RBRW.org will be of interest to a wide audience group from students to working adults. RBRW.org is the one website where you can satisfy your fashion craving but also learn how you can make a difference.

About RBRW.org

RBRW.org is a website, created by filmmaker and human activist Jacquelyn Aluotto, that offers web savvy, fashion forward viewers, the latest in beauty, entertainment, fashion trends and topics from their favorite celebrities; while promoting awareness of social issues facing abuse victims and survivors, battered women, teens, and children daily. And that is not the end, RBRW.org continually work to add more topics and diversify the website to create a hub for the socially conscious fashoista.                                                                               ###

Media Contact:

Sandra Florent

 Solo Dove Public Relations

PR@RBRW.org

862-234-9136

 

Once again I am beyond excited, proud, happy, to have the new website up. We will continue to keep udated and be sure to share this site with a friend.  Thank you to everyone involved. You can follow RBRW on twitter at @RBRW or Facebook Facebook.com/RBRW.org

Happy International Women’s Day from Solo Dove Public Relations

8 Mar

Happy International Women’s Day everyone. Can you believe it is the 100th year celebration of the day? Just amazing.

As a woman I feel that it is important that we continue to celebrate women and as women we need to encourage one another. From working with client Jacquelyn Aluotto and RealBeautyRealWomen.com I have come to see that the issues facing women today are similar to the issues they were facing 10, 20, 30 years ago. How can this be? We need to make additional improvements. There are still many “first” that women can accomplish.

I am encouraged when I see women supporting one another. I am encouraged when I see men young and old making an effort to uplift women.

I hope that you take this day to support and celebrate all women. Since this is an international celebration take the time out to meet someone who doesn’t necessarily look like you or is from the same place. Learn something new, the world is bigger than what you see on your street.

~Solo Dove PR~

Human trafficking in 2011? Yes it’s happening!

11 Jan

For those that may not know today is national Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

This day is date meant to bring attention to the fact that human trafficking remains a serious problem both in the United States and abroad.

Is there something that you can do to help? Lets all work together.
Check out  U.N. Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking and find a way to help.

A look into Spring | Suzi Chin Spring 2011 Collection

10 Dec
Black Cocktail Dress Spring 2011

On Thursday night I  attended the Suzi Chin Spring 2011 showcase on behalf of RealBeautyRealWomen.com at the lovely Maggy Boutique on 7th ave. Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique provides style from women size 0-24. Suzi Chin collections usually features about 100 pieces so there is something for everyone. Suzi Chin works in 3 parts. #1 She designs for the present, #2 they fit for last season and #3 they start working on designs for next season. This work ethic is what keeps Suzi Chins designs fresh and trendy. Her designs are young yet sophisticated.

 

The evening went off without a hitch. There were some beautiful bridal items for the Spring 2011 collection that any bride would proud to wear. As well as brides maids outfits that won’t make you cringe.   There is so much attention to detail in each of the dress. Also each print/pattern is custom-made for Suzi Chin.


Great color option for the spring if you’re not a fan of bright colors

Live models showing off the season styles

Bridal Selections

Suzi Chin also carries plus sizes or “women sizes” and they are not just the larger versions of the petite dresses. Which is great. Each garment is made to accentuate the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

bridal selections

Style # 7160 on the right

The plus size women should feel very confident wearing Suzi Chin who  has dressed Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe and Mo’Nique.  Suzi Chin has been designing for 25 years, and from speaking with her you can tell she is still very much excited about her line. If you are into color there is something in the Spring 2011 for you. Even if you love your black there are at least 30 or so pieces that will satisfy your love of black.  The thing about Suzi Chin is she don’t just want to be the place you come to get your “special occasion dress” but where you can find an outfit for everyday of the week.  Suzi Chin is a lifestyle brand. This Spring 2011 is one that provides dresses that are comfortable, sexy and easy to wear. Who doesn’t like that?

Happy Flying,

~Solo Dove~

Best Wishes to Honoree Jacquelyn Aluotto

12 Nov

Jacquelyn Aluotto with her Award Winning Documentary "Not in My Backyard"

Today, our Founder Jacquelyn Aluotto is being honored as a Network Influencer by The Boss Network, one of the 10 Best career websites for women according to Forbes magazine.  I am so sorry not to be able to attend the event and cheer for her in the audience.  But I will be listening to the interviews and be as proud as I can be of this unselfish and dedicated young woman who has inspired me to become involved in her very worthy endeavors.

Jacquelyn Aluotto is recognized throughout the United States as a powerful human activist, a filmmaker, and an expert on social issues in America. She has spoken on behalf of victims to congressional representatives and judges. She has appeared at political events, rallies, and on radio and television.  In telling her moving stories with passion, grit, and humanity, she has captured the hearts of real women and girls of several generations.

This website RealBeautyRealWomen.com showcases the poignant, award-winning documentary “Not in My Backyard.” The entire film currently be viewed online on and is soon to premiere in New York City at a star studded Red Carpet Event. With never before seen footage, this heartrending chronicle tells the touching stories of battered women and children in America, seeking refuge at underground shelters, so named because their location is hidden from the public to keep abusers at bay.

Jacquelyn Aluotto and Host George Ortiz.

If you have not seen it, you owe it to yourself to watch. These children are our future. These women are their caretakers.

Together we can do something for them.

“We are the real deal and that is why the media and the press are amazed by this,” Jacquelyn Aluotto has told me.  “I spent seven years in shelters filming and interviewing Real Women and I will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Shelters break the Cycle of Violence. Humanity is the most important thing in this world.

We all need to start living that way of life. I have obligations. I have made promises.  I help people who have no voices and are living in fear. Everyone told me it was impossible to film in underground shelters. I did. They also say it is impossible to change the world. It’s not.  Through RBRW we see lives changed every day!”

This dedication and leadership is inspiring real women everywhere to help or seek help.  Celebrities, media Events, models, hair and beauty experts and people from all lifestyles continue to join Real Beauty Real Women in our quest to change the world.