We are BrightHer, a student-led registered social enterprise working to empower and support victims of domestic abuse
We are a model for a better way to do business, one that is ethical and sustainable, not focused on profit but the impact of social good we can add to society. We use business principles through the sales of a product line of candles not for profit, but in order to fund our social impact. This ensures the work we do is sustained and not vulnerable to inconsistent grants and funding.
We partner with two local charities, the Women's Support Project and Hemat Gryffe of Glasgow Womens Aid to support their beneficiaries in women's refuges through peer support and skills workshops that are led by our members. BrightHer was founded to fill in the gaps of services to domestic abuse victims that often leaves their emotional needs behind. The nature of abuse isolates victims from support networks, disempowers them so that they believe they are not capable of rebuilding their lives after their abuse and trauma. We work to rebuild their confidence and their support network through empowering workshops that give them life skills and activities to help them heal and prepare for their new life.
If you are interested in entrepreneurship or helping vulnerable communities, there is a place for you here!