Mary J. Blige is joining music executive Steve Stout to help motivate women to reach their goals. The two are starting a new organization called FFAWN: the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. The foundation will be working to inspire women to reach their potential with scholarships, grants and programs that press strong self-esteem, career development and personal growth, while gaining the confidence and skills needed to achieve success.
Besides Blige and Stoute, Kendu Isaacs, Jada Pinkett Smith, Charles Wright, Lisa Price and Samantha Fink all will be on the board of directors for the foundation. Starting with Mary's hometown of Yonkers, the foundation will later spread to reach the rest of New York then the country.