Women and Society

Female-Led Shoe Brand Founders are Pushing for Style and Comfort

Designers like Tiffany Tuttle and other founders of female-led luxury shoe brands are pushing for style and comfort in shoe designs, trying to connect with an untapped segment of women. As a former dancer, Tiffany Tuttle, founder of luxury shoe brand LD Tuttle, knows the importance of comfort-driven design in making or breaking a performance. After realizing that her passion for sketching…

Activist Tarana Burke adds Her Voice to Haley & Michaels’ ‘Me Too’ Country Song Anthem.

In the era of  #MeToo, musicians are supporting the movement with powerful new anthems. One example: Nashville-based country duo Haley & Michaels, who released a song Me Too — and now a video — in service of the initiative. Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels have been making moving country records together since 2015. But, for their aptly-titled song, they reached out to…

New Coffee Bar wants to put Empowering Women Front and Center.

Marches, MeToo Movements, and sexual-harassment victims coming forward — empowering women is clearly at the forefront of the American consciousness. This new coffee bar takes it one more step forward.  For Joanna Prisco, founder of The Good Witch, a Kickstarter-funded coffee-bar-in-progress that’s “owned, operated by, and dedicated to empowering women,” it was also becoming a mom that propelled her to…