The Beautiful Foundation, Incorporated provides a safe environment for the leadership development of young, underserved young women by focusing on self-esteem, entrepreneurial thinking while providing support for their emotional, physical, and mental well-being.
Lauren serves as the Executive Director of The Beautiful Foundation , Inc. In May 2012 she received her B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans. Throughout her college years she served as a mentor for the organization. Upon graduating, Lauren stopped mentoring to heavily pursue her career as a production makeup artist. While pursuing her career as a makeup artist, she realized that she wanted to integrate her love for mentoring and her love for makeup. In 2014, she began working for The Beautiful Foundation once again while still doing makeup. The only dilemma was that The Beautiful Foundation was in the process of dissolving. This came as sad news to Lauren because the organization had such a big impact on her as a 2005 participant. Standing firm on not seeing the organization dissolve, Lauren inquired about taking on the role of executive director and in early 2015 Lauren’s wish was granted. She is excited to bring a young, fresh vibe to the organization and looks forward to impacting the lives of young women in her city!
The Beautiful Foundation developed their budget, program offerings and impact goals. Through the Startup Accelerator, 18 girls from Renew Accelerated High School received access to mentorship through The Beautiful Foundation’s program. All three seniors in the program graduated in December 2015 and received support with applying for college and/or jobs. Eight girls are set to graduate in Spring of 2016, and are set to take the ACT before their expected graduation date. Over the next few months, The Beautiful Foundation is focused on expanding their program to other schools in the Greater New Orleans area.
Propeller’s 12-week Accelerator program was scary, challenging, and rewarding all at the same time. They hear your challenges and work with you on a personal level to create viable solutions to overcome those challenges. I know that if I ever need assistance once the program is over that I can still shoot an email to anyone on the team. Propeller is all about community, and you can sense that as soon as you step foot in the building.
Founder, The Beautiful Foundation (Propeller'15)