Saturday, April 29, 2023

Path to Liberation: Entrepreneurship

Many people celebrate the impressive volume of Black women launching and running businesses.

JPMorgan Chase found that “[t]he number of businesses owned by Black women grew 50% from 2014 to 2019, representing the highest growth rate of any female demographic. Black females accounted for 42% of all women who opened a new business during that time and represented 36% of all Black employers.”

But what is seldom discussed about black women entrepreneurs:  Why are they starting the businesses?

According to this article, black women are leaving workplaces in record numbers due to racism, sexism, and an inability to bridge pay disparities between white men and white women.

As the article states at the end:  "Our workplaces need seismic shifts in policy, structures and society – shifts that specifically see and center Black women. Companies should not assume what Black women need; they should engage with us to co-create self-determinate solutions. In other words, ask Black women what we need, and be prepared to offer it."

Saturday, April 22, 2023


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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Foster Inclusion, Embrace Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration, and Cultivate a Community

Women are just as likely as men to succeed as entrepreneurs when starting similar businesses in similar industries. Unfortunately, they face formidable barriers to accessing enabling resources and are constantly up against harmful stereotypes.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative strives to level an uneven playing field by recognizing that talent is universal but opportunity is not. Our program supports women impact entrepreneurs in scaling their up-and-running businesses, especially beyond national borders.

These remarks are from Wingee Sampaio, global program director of the Cartier Women’s Initiative. 

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Decorate Your Space to Feel As Good As the Season

Oh so many cute things here.  Spring is full of bright colors, floral blooms, sundresses, and of course, Easter! Decorating your space to feel as good as the season can really boost spirits, so now's the perfect time to start your Easter decor search – it's never too late.

Get ready to shop springtime with these 23 ideas to liven up your space this season.  Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 01, 2023

Advocate For Yourself

Four women entrepreneurs are leading the way in their respective fields, encouraging other women to advocate for themselves and, in some cases, helping the environment and breaking barriers in the process.

A couple of inspiring quotes by them:

  • “Release all judgment and dream big."
  • “You are already worthy. You deserve to have the same valuations as your male founder counterparts.”
  • “Our main message is to carve out space to do the things that support us in our daily lives – the cornerstones of being, eating and resting."
  • “Don’t be afraid to be your most authentic self, no matter how scary it may seem."

Check out their stories here.