A firm believer in the adage, “to those whom much is given much is expected,” Dr. Frankel strives to share her good fortune with the communities in which she works. Here are just of the few of the ways she has accomplished this goal.
In 2005 when Dr. Frankel was being treated for breast cancer, she realized she was more fortunate than many working women to have all the resources she needed to heal and get back to work. That’s why two years later, in 2007, she and some friends and colleagues formed Bloom Again Foundation. The mission of Bloom Again Foundation is to provide rapid response financial assistance to economically vulnerable working women when they need it most due to personal or family medical emergencies. Millions of these women are one paycheck away from poverty. They scrape together what’s needed to get by from paycheck to paycheck without federal assistance, but one illness in the family, a car accident, or other medical emergency is life-changing for them. Visit the Bloom Again website for more information about the ways in which you can lend a hand.
Motivating Our Students Through Experience
In 1986 Dr. Frankel was instrumental in founding MOSTE: Motivating Our Students Through Experience. With the strong conviction that achieving a diverse workforce requires encouraging at-risk girls to stay in school and go on to college, she developed a mentoring program that matches Los Angeles inner city girls with professional women. In 1996 she established the first MOSTE scholarship and gives a portion of royalties from her books to the MOSTE Scholarship Fund. In 2006 she co-chaired MOSTE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration honoring women who inspire girls, raising over $20,000. She was recognized for her volunteer efforts with MOSTE through Maybelline New York’s Women Who Empower Through Education Award and a $10,000 grant for the organization
Pro Bono Workshop, Keynotes and Consultation
Whenever and wherever possible, Dr. Frankel provides pro bono keynote and motivational presentations to organizations that share her commitment to empowering women and girls. The picture shows her with a group of Indonesian children at the Sutaadmadja School in Subang.
With so many animals mistreated and euthanisized annually, Dr. Frankel urges you to consider adopting your next pet from your local humane society. Here you see her at the Pasadena Humane Society Wiggle Walk with her rescue companion, Maddie.