In honor of Marie Claire's 20th anniversary, the magazine celebrates 20 women audaciously blazing new paths for women and girls. Among them is Olivia Wilde, the actress and activist working to redefine charitable giving and contributions.
"I don’t mean to sound ungrateful to the people who give money to charities," Wilde says. "But I yearn for a better way, a more consistent way, to give." Wilde co-founded Conscious Commerce and collaborated with Anthropologie to create and sell a tea dress, donating $100,000 in proceeds to New Light Kolkata, which works to keep girls from being forced into the sex trade.
"There’s a certain amount of cynicism connected to philanthropy," says Wilde, a board member for Artists for Peace and Justice in Haiti. “But I’m optimistic. I want to show people not to lose hope.”
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