"Be the change you want to see in the world," Mahatma Gandhi

Tiffany Howard and Victoria Moore, the founders of “Loving the Unique You” organization believe in Gandhi's quote of wisdom, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” While looking around at the young women in the community they’ve seen a need for the support of minority women in their educational advancement within higher education. Creating just one more support network for these women could be all the difference in that career or educational expansion. The overall mission of “Loving the Unique You” is to support minority females in their educational endeavors and advancement. You might ask why women and specifically, why minority women?

Tiffany and Victoria believe that money should not prohibit individuals from obtaining a college degree. However, this organization is geared towards minority women because of the existent disadvantages related to minority women in Corporate America as well as other professions. Currently, full-time working women earn 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Of all the Fortune 500 companies, there are currently 1.2% Black CEO’s, 2% Latinos CEO’s, 9% Asian CEO’s, 4.8% women CEO’s and only 2 of those women are minorities. These two statements alone prove that there are some injustices and these two women want to assist in that fostered change. Where did they choose to start? At the educational level. There are young minority women whose dream might not be to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company but shouldn’t they be afforded that opportunity if wanted? A school teacher, counselor, police officer, judge, lawyer, doctor or whatever career one might want to embark on should be fairly given an opportunity to do so. Nelson Mandela said it best, “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” The two of them simply want to help make this statement true for minority women. Providing scholarships for minority women is one way they are embarking on this journey. Victoria Moore and Tiffany Howard are being the change they want to see, and would love your support in making that happen.