"I am humbled to join this group of incredible women to drive change within the Victoria's Secret brand and beyond,” Rapinoa said in a statement. “So often I felt myself on the outside looking in with brands in the beauty and fashion industry, and I'm thrilled to be creating a space that sees the true spectrum of ALL women. I believe in the power of authenticity and community and am excited to show what can be done through The VS Collective."
The Victoria's Secret Global Fund for Women's Cancers focuses on its mission of “being a champion for all women” alongside its partner, Pelotonia. The initiative will fund research aimed at progressing treatments and cures for women’s cancers. Victoria’s Secret has pledged at least $5 million annually to address racial and gender inequities with annual grants to individuals or research teams. Designer Stella McCartney will also lead the brand’s Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.