Meet Our Founder
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
- Vince Lombardi
About the Founder
Amanda Graybill, Founder of the Little Black Dress Society, began the organization in 2009 with 14 women in San Antonio, Texas. It began with the idea that women lead such busy lives that they don't make time for themselves nor do they make time for others. Building upon that need, Amanda's goal is to start Societies (Chapters) nationwide to embrace both friendship and fun, empower women to be all they were created to be, and engage women in changing the world.
Her own experience with abuse has given her the compassion and empathy toward women who have been abused and the passion to impact women’s lives.
Through her inspirational fiction, The Little Black Dress, she shares her own struggles and gives hope to women who are looking for unconditional love. Her personal journey of healing led Amanda to Love, Believe, and Dream and find the hope to remove the blindfold that hid the shame of abuse.
Amanda believes that women need to know that they are loved. They need to know that they are not junk. They need to know that they are not doormats to be stepped on and battered and bruised physically or emotionally. This is her journey, but not hers alone. Many women are hurting, ashamed, and embarrassed, hiding behind a blindfold of hopelessness and pain.
Amanda’s Driving Force
Amanda’s driving force is giving women an opportunity to build lasting friendships, network and give back to society while having FUN. She believes that the best way to accomplish this is by helping women reach beyond themselves to women of all walks of life. Abuse crosses all social and economic boundaries--all women are affected.
The Little Black Dress Society is a classy organization representing a classic dress, but as Amanda is quick to point out, “It’s not about the dress, it’s about the woman wearing the dress.”