Tag: women supporting women

The Initiative That Teaches Disadvantaged Women to Bake

by Lucy Purdy London’s Luminary Bakery helps women who have fallen on hard times rise up and reach their potential. The almond, chocolate and cherry cake is a tongue-flirter of provocative proportions, while the salted caramel brownies – if gifted and guzzled – would release you from anyone’s bad books. The goods on display at Luminary Bakery in Stoke Newington, London, scream…

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5 Reasons Women in Ecommerce Should Stick Together

Women entrepreneurs are making their mark in the business world by taking on new challenges daily and are finding great success. According to nonprofit organization Catalyst, women hold only 6 percent of CEO positions in the S&P 500. That percentage jumps considerably when you look at ecommerce, as Amazon data company Jungle Scout reports 32 percent of sellers are women. But even this statistic reveals a gender gap in the business. Women…

7 Practical Ways to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

By Violette de Ayala In 2014, Wendy Diamond founded Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with an inaugural event at the United Nations in NYC while hosting simultaneous events in 144 other nations recognizing the day and mission of creating a movement honoring women entrepreneurs. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day since then, has been celebrated annually on November 19th. But, supporting women entrepreneurs isn’t something we should…

How Women Powered Nigeria’s #ENDSARS Movement

— The movement to hold the Nigerian police force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad accountable for its crimes has been driven by female activists. By Vincent Desmond Damilola Odufuwa has always been passionate about women’s rights in Nigeria. In 2018, she founded Wine and Whine, an organization to help women foster professional networking opportunities, alongside Odunayo Eweniyi, one of Nigeria’s trailblazing tech entrepreneurs…