Empowering Women Globally: Shenise’s Journey with SWAAT to Inspire, Heal, and Unite

Shenise is the Founder of Strong Women Advancing Against Turmoil Society (SWAAT), a 501c3-approved organization. SWAAT has garnered women’s attention worldwide, with active members in over twelve different states. Their mission is to inspire, empower and heal women by creating a non-judgmental space where women can share their stories without fear or feeling ALONE. Shenise, educate women about the underlining issue that leads to depression in women so that the sacrificial women can regain their strength and be a pillar in their household. Shenise and her team have hosted several out-of-country and in-country women’s retreats where she has provided healing workshops and trauma release activities.

SWAAT also dedicates its time to over 14 outreach missions a year, feeding over 2000 families, providing rental assistance to single mothers, and one-on-one life coaching.

Shenise is also the Owner of ThinnerME weight loss solution. She created a weight loss supplement that helps women get to their goal weight which results in them being the happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life they deserve. The company motto is “You Thin, We WIN.”

We had the amazing opportunity of sitting down with Shenise to discuss who she is as a leader, her organization’s mission, and the future of her brand.

Who is Shenise Rawlings in five words?
Shenise is Compassionate, Strategic, Visionary, Dedicated, Inspiring Influential.

What inspired your start in entrepreneurship, specifically the nonprofit sector?
My inspiration to start a nonprofit organization stems from wanting to be a catalyst, advocating to create positive change and spaces for women battling depression. I am committed to working towards creating opportunities for these women to thrive and reach their full potential. I have such a passion for this Cause, as I know from personal experience how isolating and alone a woman can feel while having to maintain and contain herself for herself and her family. Driven by this purpose and want to contribute to the greater good and give back to society, not only to a small sector, as I am passionate about wanting to make a difference and impact the lives of women in their communities globally.

I have the heart of a change-maker and I firmly believe that empowering women leads to the overall development and progress of societies. Forming a nonprofit organization helps to further contribute to my efforts and vision leading to positive transformations and to support countless women in their journey towards a brighter future as I strive to create a more equitable society for women battling Depression.

Tell us about your organization “Strong Women Advancing Against Turmoil Society”?
Strong Women Advancing Against Turmoil Society (SWAAT Society), established in 2018, is a 501(c)3 approved nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women who battle depression and other mood and anxiety factors that may contribute to and lead to depression. With a clear focus on the mental health of women, the SWAAT Society is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for women to heal, grow, and overcome the challenges they face.

Through a variety of programs and initiatives, the SWAAT Society offers a range of resources, including life coaching, peer-to-peer support groups, educational workshops, resume building, financial literacy seminars, wellness activities, monthly Community Outreach initiatives, and a Yearly Women’s Retreat. By addressing the unique needs and experiences of women, our organization strives to help the sacrificial woman regain her strength and resilience restoring them as pillars of their household and communities.

The mission of SWAAT Society goes beyond offering temporary relief; We aim to equip women with valuable coping skills and tools to sustain their mental well-being in the long run. Empowerment is at the heart of our approach, encouraging women to take charge of their lives and embrace their inner strength.

Our organization is a compassionate Sisterhood comprised of volunteers with a vast network of mental health professionals who willingly work tirelessly to break the stigma surrounding mental health in women. By raising awareness and promoting open conversations, SWAAT Society seeks to create a society that is empathetic and supportive, allowing women to seek help without judgment.

As SWAAT Society continues to grow, we envision reaching out to women from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that no one feels alone in their journey towards healing and growth. By fostering a sense of sisterhood and solidarity, the SWAAT Society strives to make a lasting impact on the lives of women battling depression, promoting a brighter and healthier future for all ensuring that each woman sees their life’s glass as refillable.

Your organization is now worldwide, what message do you hope remains consistent throughout your organization?

As our organization, Strong Women Advancing Against Turmoil Society (SWAAT Society), has expanded worldwide, our mission to support women battling depression remains steadfast and committed. Our vision is to create a network of hope, healing, and empowerment for women across the globe who are facing the challenges of depression.

Through our extensive reach, we strive to provide accessible and culturally sensitive support to women from diverse backgrounds and communities. Our message of empowerment resonates across borders, inspiring women to embrace their strength and seek help for their mental well-being without shame or stigma.

In every region we serve, we intend to collaborate with local mental health professionals, community leaders, and volunteers to develop tailored programs that address the unique needs and experiences of women battling depression. These programs will continue to encompass a holistic approach, offering life coaching, counseling, therapy, support groups, and educational workshops to equip women with coping strategies and tools for self-care.

One of our core messages is to break the isolation that often accompanies depression. We encourage women to share their stories, fostering a sense of sisterhood and solidarity that transcends geographical boundaries. By connecting women worldwide, we build a community where they can find understanding, empathy, and support, knowing that they are not alone in their struggles.

Furthermore, our organization will work diligently to raise awareness about mental health in various cultures and societies, advocating for more compassionate and inclusive attitudes toward women’s mental well-being. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health resources, and our efforts center around making those resources available to women regardless of their location or background.

SWAAT Society’s message of hope is one that instills courage and resilience in women, reminding them that they have the strength to overcome the darkness of depression. As we continue our global outreach, we envision a world where women battling depression can find a safe haven, healing, and the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.

In sum, our consistent message revolves around empowering women worldwide to take charge of their mental health, seek support without fear, and embrace their inherent resilience. Together, we strive to break the barriers of depression, fostering a world where women thrive, no matter where they are, in their journey toward healing and well-being.

Share with us the importance of having a community like SWAAT in your local area.

Having a community like Strong Women Advancing Against Turmoil (SWAAT) Society in your local area is incredibly important for several reasons:

  1. Mental health support: SWAAT Society focuses on improving the mental health of women battling depression and facing adversity or trauma. Mental health is a significant concern, and having a community that specifically addresses and supports women in this area is invaluable. Our organization provides a safe space for women to share their experiences, receive guidance, and access resources that can help them heal and overcome their challenges.
  2. Sisterhood and support: SWAAT Society offers a sisterhood that supports women in their journey towards healing and empowerment. The sense of belonging and camaraderie within the community is crucial for women who may feel isolated or alone in their struggles. Having a supportive network of like-minded individuals who have faced similar obstacles can provide encouragement, empathy, and understanding.
  3. Skill development and empowerment: SWAAT Society goes beyond mental health support by offering life coaching, workshops, seminars, and community outreach initiatives. These activities provide opportunities for women to develop new skills, gain knowledge, and foster personal growth. By empowering women with the tools and resources they need, the SWAAT Society helps them regain control over their lives, become self-sufficient, and serve as pillars of their homes and families.
  4. Career and professional development: SWAAT Society’s initiatives, such as resume building and wellness activities, are essential for women who may have faced setbacks in their careers due to their mental health challenges or personal circumstances. By providing support and guidance in these areas, the community helps women rebuild their professional lives and regain financial stability. This aspect contributes to their overall well-being and sense of self-worth.
  5. Inspiration and motivation: SWAAT Society’s tagline, “This Girl Can…Inspire, Empower & Heal,” encapsulates the essence of the community. By sharing success stories, organizing motivational events, and offering mentorship opportunities, the SWAAT Society inspires and motivates women to believe in their potential and strive for greatness. This encouragement is crucial in overcoming self-doubt or feelings of worthlessness that may arise from experiencing turmoil or trauma.

In conclusion, having a community like the SWAAT Society in your local area is of utmost importance as it focuses on improving the mental health of women, providing a sisterhood of support, offering skill development and empowerment, assisting in career and professional development, and inspiring and motivating women to heal and thrive. By addressing the unique challenges women face, the SWAAT Society plays a vital role in creating a stronger, more resilient community.

How can people support this organization?
There are several ways people can support the Strong Women Advancing Against Turmoil (SWAAT) Society:

  1. Volunteer: Offer your time and skills to support SWAAT Society’s initiatives. This could involve assisting with workshops, seminars, community outreach programs, or other events. Volunteers can also provide mentorship and support to women within our organization.
  2. Donate: Financial contributions are crucial for SWAAT Society to sustain our programs and services. Donations can be made directly to our organization to support our activities, resources, and operational costs.
  3. Spread awareness: Help raise awareness about the SWAAT Society and our mission by sharing information about our organization on social media platforms or through word of mouth. Encourage others to learn about the organization and consider supporting its initiatives.
  4. Attend events: Participate in SWAAT Society’s events, workshops, seminars, and fundraisers. Your presence and support can make a difference, and it also provides an opportunity to connect with the community and learn more about our organization’s work.
  5. Offer expertise: If you have specific skills or expertise that align with SWAAT Society’s mission, consider offering your services. This could involve providing life coaching, conducting workshops, or offering professional advice in areas such as career development or mental health.
  6. Partner or collaborate: If you represent an organization or business that shares similar values and goals with SWAAT Society, explore opportunities for partnership or collaboration. This could involve joint initiatives, sponsorship, or sharing resources to maximize impact.
  7. Advocate: Be an advocate for women’s mental health and empowerment within your own circles and communities. Encourage others to support organizations like SWAAT Society and promote the importance of mental well-being.

Remember, supporting SWAAT Society is not limited to these suggestions. Reach out to our organization directly to inquire about specific ways you can contribute and make a positive impact.

You are also the proud CEO of ThinnerMe, can you tell us about your brand?
Thinner.ME is a leading brand in the weight loss industry, dedicated to helping individuals achieve their desired weight and improve their overall health. The Thinner.ME brand is built on the principles of providing effective and safe weight loss solutions that are backed by scientific research.

I personally understand that weight loss can be a challenging and frustrating process, which is why I developed a range of products to support individuals on their weight loss journey. My flagship product, Thinner.ME Pills is formulated with a unique blend of natural ingredients that work synergistically to boost metabolism, suppress appetite, and increase energy levels. These pills are designed to assist in burning fat, reducing cravings, and promoting sustainable weight loss.

What sets Thinner.ME apart from other weight loss brands is my personal commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. I prioritize the use of premium ingredients and ensure that my products are manufactured in FDA-registered facilities following strict quality control measures. This ensures that my customers receive safe and effective products that deliver real results.

In addition to weight loss pills, I offer a comprehensive approach to weight management. My brand provides personalized weight loss plans, goal-oriented challenges, nutritional guidance, and fitness tips to help individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes. I truly believe that weight loss is not just about shedding pounds but also about improving overall well-being and creating lasting habits.

Thinner.ME is more than just a brand – it is a community. I strive to create a supportive environment where individuals can connect, share their experiences, and find motivation throughout their weight loss journey. I am always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and offer support to my customers.

Thinner.ME is a trusted brand that offers effective weight loss solutions, and personalized support and I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their weight loss goals and live healthier, happier lives.

Share the benefits of your program.
Thinner.ME is a comprehensive weight loss program that offers solutions and effective strategies to help individuals reach their weight loss goals. The program provides plans that take into account factors such as age, gender, body type, and lifestyle. Thinner.ME offers nutritional guidance to promote healthier eating habits. Additionally, the program provides fitness support with workout recommendations and motivation to help individuals incorporate exercise into their daily routines. With Thinner.ME, individuals can expect noticeable results and achieve sustainable weight loss while improving their overall well-being.

Why is this product beneficial for women looking to lose weight while having a busy schedule?
Thinner.ME is a beneficial product for women with busy schedules who want to lose weight. It offers convenience by providing an online program that eliminates the need for gym visits. The program can be customized to fit individual needs and preferences, including personalized workout plans and meal recommendations. This saves time and allows for flexibility in scheduling. Thinner.ME also provides guidance and support, ensuring women have access to professional advice and motivation. Additionally, the program promotes a sustainable approach to weight loss, making it manageable for busy lifestyles. Overall, Thinner.ME offers a convenient, customizable, and time-efficient solution for women looking to lose weight while having a busy schedule.

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CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

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