Emerging Women exists to support and inspire women to express themselves authentically through the work that they do. This awesome team provides the tools, knowledge, and network to help women lead, start and grow their businesses in a way that integrates core feminine values like connection, collaboration, intimacy, beauty and heart. They provide a platform for leaders and entrepreneurs to come together to explore and express their inner truths in the hope that women have a strong voice in the shaping of our world’s future.
Chantal is a force of nature and her leadership is exemplary. I was thrilled to become one of her investors on this path to empower women to be all they can be. Equity. [Women]
Fem Inc. engages all audiences with positive entertainment featuring strong female characters. Fem Inc. is a women-centered technology and entertainment company that powers digital entertainment networks, popular websites, and apps with a distributed video discovery experience that understands what drives engagement for diverse audiences.
I was inspired by Rachel, her drive and experience, and mission to increase the prevalence of strong female characters in our media. Equity. [Women]
The Force for Good Fund is designed to help nurture, support, and grow women and people of color-owned, high-impact, “Best for the World” B Corporations (i.e., companies that score in the top 10% of B Corps worldwide). This fund is needed because it is incredibly difficult for early-stage, socially and environmentally responsible businesses run by women and people of color to access non-extractive capital.
The support services are also key as the decisions that entrepreneurs make very early in the life of the company (e.g., where to seek financing, who to choose as their suppliers, who to hire, how to split equity/ownership, etc.) can severely restrict the company’s ability to maximize its positive impact over the long term. The Force for Good Accelerator / Fund is an innovative opportunity to support these early-stage entrepreneurs with the guidance, access to capital, and connections they need in order to be successful.
Located in Old Oakland and launched in 2012, Miss Ollie's is an Afro-Caribbean restaurant owned by an amazing woman of color, Sarah Kirnon, who has years of experience and is well-known in the Bay Area food scene.