How We Flower

If women’s empowerment were a flower, mental
health would be its roots. You may not be able to
those roots–just as a person’s mental health
always externally apparent–but they’re
to the flower’s growth.

Like a flower, women’s mental health requires
cultivation and nourishment.

Let It Rain

A person’s mental health is greatly shaped by
and economic factors like social inclusion,
access to
economic resources, education and
freedom from
discrimination and violence. These
factors can
positively or negatively impact mental
health and
cultivate or impede growth.

Tending Our Roots

When women have good mental health, they are
able to fully participate in their own lives and develop
self esteem and confidence—critical requirements
for empowerment.

The result? Expansion of choice, strengthening of voice,
ownership of personal power and, ultimately, more
empowerment over their lives and futures.

Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning
actor and filmmaker Taraji P. Henson rose to fame after
her breakout performance in the film Hustle & Flow.
She is known for her portrayals of iconic women such
as Cookie Lyon in Empire, NASA mathematician Katherine
G. Johnson in Hidden Figures and Miss Hannigan in Annie
Live! in fall 2018, Henson launched the Boris Lawrence
Henson Foundation in honor of her late father with a
mission to eradicate stigmas around mental health in the
African-American community. Henson and her best friend
and foundation partner Tracie Jade co-host the facebook
watch series Peace of Mind with Taraji.

Named one of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul 100, Latham Thomas is the founder of Mama Glow, a global maternal health and education brand serving birthing people along the childbearing continuum. She's also the co-founder of the Mama Glow Foundation, advancing reproductive justice and birth equity through education, advocacy and the arts.

Elisha London is an entrepreneur and leading global mental health advocate. She is the founder of United for Global Mental Health and was the Heads Together campaign director for the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She is now the CEO and founder of Prospira Global, a boutique mental health consultancy. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Sofia Wylie is a Kid's Choice Award-nominated film and TV actor who got her start playing Buffy Driscoll in the Disney series Andie Mack. She can currently be seen in Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Netflix's The School for Good and Evil. At age 15, Wylie founded AIFOS Entertainment, a production company that spotlights female voices and stories. A vocal mental health advocate, Wylie is a supporter of Each Mind Matters, which aims to raise awareness, break stigmas and advance mental health.

Norette Torimuci is the executive director of Resonate, a leading women's empowerment charity in East Africa. Her career has focused on empowering women and girls, like her daughter, and creating future women leaders.

Jazz thornton is a mental health advocate, international speaker, film director and author. Having overcome childhood abuse and multiple suicide attempts, Thornton has now dedicated her life to speaking hope and creating change in the area of mental health. Thornton co-founded Voices of Hope and in 2021, she was awarded Young New Zealander of the year.

Mika Kumahira is a fierce advocate for women's empowerment, helping corporations and workplaces across Japan promote diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation and co-creation through Showa Women's University Career College and 21st Century Learning Institute. Mika is an expert in leadership development, change management and human and organization development.

Reshma Saujani is an activist, author, the founder of Girls Who Code and the founder and CEO of Moms First. She has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls' economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and advocating for policies to support moms. Reshma began her career as an attorney and Democratic organizer; in 2010, she became the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress.

Boris Lawrence
Henson Foundation

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and kate spade new york have teamed up to create more accessible mental health resources for women and girls, and together announced the launch of She Care Wellness Pods, a program that aims to reach over 25,000 Black women on HBCU (historically Black college and university) campuses with culturally competent mental health and wellness care. Students will have access to free mental health therapy sessions, both virtual and in-person, plus psychoeducation group sessions, yoga, meditation, dance, and more.

Find Your Anchor

The goal of the Find Your Anchor movement is suicide prevention, awareness and education. The physical form of Find Your Anchor is a small blue box packed with various materials designed to inspire, soothe and offer support. We are partnering with Find Your Anchor to bring their anchor boxes to women and girls in the U.S.

Full Stop Australia

kate spade new york has partnered with Full Stop Australia to support the operation of the National Violence and Abuse Trauma Counseling and Recovery Service – 1800FULLSTOP in Australia. 1800FULLSTOP remains the only national phone service that provides trauma-specialist and ongoing care across the continuum from crisis to recovery. This phone service operates only with the support of philanthropic donations.

National Council for
Mental Wellbeing

kate spade new york has been partnering with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing to deliver Mental Health First Aid training to the artist community in NYC, as well as to train over 120 kate spade new york employees in Mental Health First Aid across our North America field and Corporate teams.

Good Grief Network

kate spade new york supports GGN’s global 10-step program support groups and facilitation training for women, youth and movement leaders who are overwhelmed by feelings of eco-distress

Trevor project

We’ve partnered with the Trevor Project to help end suicide among LGBTQ+ youth. As part of our partnership with the Trevor Project, our donations help to fund their critical LGBTQ+ youth community outreach, programs and essential 24/7 crisis services. In addition to monetary support, we host internal employee engagement opportunities to learn more about LGBQ+ youth advocacy and share resources on how to talk about LGBQ+ youth mental health. The Trevor Project’s 1,500+ volunteer crisis counselors provide direct support to over 150,000 LGBTQ+ youth in crisis every year. In addition to partnering with the Trevor Project nationally, we also support Trevorspace, an affirming international online community for LGBTQ+ young people ages 13-24.

North America

Text HOME to 741741 to
with Crisis Text Line
in the U.S.
or text CONNECT
to 686868 to
connect with
Crisis Text Line
powered by
Kids Help Phone
in Canada.

united kingdom

Text SHOUT to 85258 for
free, 24/7 crisis response
support from Shout.


Visit or call


Call 1800 FULL STOP

Take Action

Looking to learn more about mental
health and wellbeing? We've
partnered with the Mental Health
Coalition to create a resource to do
just that. Because simply being more
aware can unlock possibilities for
any woman.

Explore the Guide

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Additional Tools from
Mental Health Coalition

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