Land featured as the keynote speaker of a four-part conversation series hosted by Wellspring, aimed at helping end relationship abuse.
Attended by 300 people from the Capital Region and inspired by Stephanie Land’s NY Times Bestseller Maid, the poignant presentation held at Universal Presentation Hall in Saratoga Springs discussed why leaving an abusive relationship is not only difficult, but often dangerous.
Stephanie Land shared her story of resilience and the barriers she experienced firsthand while trying to leave an abusive relationship. Land is the inspiration for the global Netflix series Maid and was sought out by Wellspring and Business for Good to discuss examples from the book, show, and her life to serve as an example for others on how to overcome obstacles. Wellspring is one of many businesses assisted by Business for Good, a team that is committed to investing in people to build better businesses, stronger communities, and a more equitable world. Wellspring’s mission is to support survivors and engage the community to end relationship and sexual abuse. Each year, crisis intervention and survivor services support more than 1,000 clients, providing comprehensive, compassionate, non-judgmental, completely free support in the form of counseling, legal advocacy, and case management. An official workforce development program is on its way to being finalized within the next year.
“Wellspring is a wonderful example of the heart of BFG’s mission,” said Business for Good’s Chief Brand Officer, Connie Frances Avila. “Stephanie Land’s message of strength was incredibly meaningful for our audience to hear.”
Hattie’s Restaurant, part of BFG’s family of companies, donated 100% of the day’s proceeds from their Saratoga Springs and Wilton locations to Wellspring.