Meet Brandy Hoffman, Co-Founder and COO at Volition Beauty, the Outside-In Beauty Brand Placing its Community Members at the Heart of Production
About Brandy Hoffman
Brandy Hoffman is an experienced chief operating officer and entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, supply chain and operations management, and superior products and community who has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and the New York Times.
Meet Laura Clise, Founder & CEO of Intentionalist, Encouraging You to Spend it Like it Matters in Your Local Community
Laura Clise began as a corporate intrapreneur, holding various roles leading sustainability, corporate responsibility, supplier diversity, and external communications. However, her passion to drive social and environmental impact led her to become the founder and CEO of the Intentionalist.
Laura is a regular speaker on sustainability, climate change mitigation, and diversity and inclusion, as well as serving on the board of directors for Athlete Ally and IslandWood. She has also won several awards such as the LGBT Leadership Award issued by the National Diversity Council.
Meet Vivienne Ming, Founder, Executive Chair and one of the Professional Mad Scientists Behind Socos Labs
About Vivienne & Why She Created Socos Labs
Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author and mother who has been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Atlantic and Quartz Magazine. She has been widely recognised for her hard work and dedication, receiving numerous awards such as Berkeley’s Chamber of Commerce Visionary Award, and has also been named one of the Ten Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine!
In 2005, Ming came out as a trans woman. Eight years later, she and her wife, Norma, founded Socos Labs, a science incubator dedicated to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.
Women and Climate Change
Man-made climate change has brought about an increase in extreme weather events and conditions across the world, with some regions on the brink of collapse due to consecutive droughts coinciding with severe storms, cyclones, and hurricanes.
Women are more affected by climate change than men, and yet greentech is currently a male-dominated field; in Canada, only 1 in 10 greentech business founders are women and only 19% of greentech startups have at least one female founder. When it comes to creating climate-friendly more sustainable solutions for our planet, the women’s perspective is sorely lacking.
Despite women being more susceptible to the impacts of climate change, their perspectives, experiences, and voices are largely absent from the conversation about how best to tackle climate change. For example, EU parliamentary committees that make decisions about environmental policy issues and scrutinise government action on climate change, only have 29% women at the table. In the Energy sector, women represent 6% of all technical positions and less than 1% of top management positions and only 16% of board members of the world’s largest power companies. We still have a long way to go.
🏳️🌈 During Pride Month, just like last year, we have decided to showcase 5 Founders from the LGBTQIA+ Community from InvestHer Directory and put them in the spotlight. At Global Invest Her, diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA and we really care about being part of this important advocacy, to create visibility for underrepresented founders. That’s why, throughout the whole month of June you’ll get to discover our highlighted 5 founders in our Founder Focus section in the InvestHer Newsletter and on our social media too.
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Founders from the 🏳️🌈 LGBTQIA+ Community on the InvestHer Directory represent such diverse sectors as Big Data, BioTech, FemTech, Arts & Culture and FinTech from all over the world, with the majority raising Seed rounds.
🏳️🌈 Happy Pride Month from the Global Invest Her Team
Join in the Celebration as Global Invest Her Proudly Shares The First 50 Featured Founders from around the world!How it all began.
When the pandemic first hit and the world closed down, we wanted to find a way to help women entrepreneurs stay visible to customers to help them keep their businesses growing and potential investors if they were fundraising. We checked the existing directories of women entrepreneurs around the world and didn't find a truly global, diverse one, that catered to both potential customers and investors and covered more than just a few tech or beauty sectors.
So we built one and made it accessible to all and InvestHer Directory was born!
From humble beginnings and our first curated 200 founders, we are proud to share we now feature over 1325 companies founded or co-founded by women entrepreneurs and nonbinary founders) from over 50 countries and 75 sectors! (updated weekly).
InvestHer Directory is the first truly global directory of businesses founded or co-founded by women.
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Women make the world go round. More than half of the world’s population, women are the world’s most powerful consumers driving 70–80% of all purchasing decisions. I believe that women entrepreneurs are the biggest untapped resource to re-ignite the global economy. However, the path to seizing that opportunity is not yet clear. Let’s look behind-the-scenes of a global upcoming megatrend, the current barriers in the way, and what we can do to unleash huge economic growth for us all.
The Economic Gender Gap.
The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report tells us that if nothing changes today, it will take “202 years for women to close the economic gender gap … progress has been slow, especially in terms of participation of women in labour force, where the gender gap slightly reversed.” In my 2015 TEDx talk on investing in female founders, that gender gap was estimated to be 80 years. Why are we going backwards, what barriers still exist and what can each of us do to change things?
The unfair burden of unpaid care work
Forcing women to carry the unpaid childcare and eldercare burden around the world holds everyone back. Many reasons make this a complex situation to change.
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