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6 Female Scientists Making the World More Sustainable

7 Mins Read Scientific research might be considered a male-dominated arena, but it’s time to recognise that there are plenty of female pioneers to celebrate. Strong women who identified a niche or subject that was ripe for further exploration have led the charge for progress for centuries. The following scientific powerhouses have made leaps in their respective fields […]

The Best Sustainable Fashion Brands For All (Plus) Sizes and All Occasions

5 Mins Read It’s time to take the “either/or” out of inclusivity and sustainability. Consumers are demanding fashion brands to tick more than one box, telling them it’s not enough to preach about transparent supply chains and ethical sourcing if blind spots still remain when it comes to exclusive marketing, racist brand culture and non-diverse sizing and fit.  […]

Prakriti Varshney Becomes India’s First Vegan Woman To Conquer Everest

3 Mins Read On May 12, 2022, Prakriti Varshney made history. Aged 26, she became the first vegan Indian woman to scale Mount Everest. Setting out from the Everest Base Camp on May 7, the expedition team took just five days to reach the peak, following rotations through lower camps.  The final climb totals 69 kilometres, encompassing ice, […]

Are Condoms Eco-Friendly? & Other (Green) Safe Sex Questions

5 Mins Read Condoms help protect against pregnancy and many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are relatively inexpensive and widely available for purchase. However, when it comes to being as conscious about our environmental impact in every aspect of our daily lives, it is important to address whether the use of condoms, which is by nature a single-use product, […]

This German Women-Led Startup Just Closed A Seed Round To Make Periods More Sustainable With Seaweed Tampons

4 Mins Read Berlin-based Vyld, which makes seaweed-based menstruation products, has closed a seed round to take the startup’s stigma-busting seaweed-based tampons from small scale to mass production. Participants in the round included The Case for Her, Purpose Ventures and multiple business angels. The funding amount was undisclosed. Vyld was founded on the basis of revolutionising the menstruation […]

Why We Can’t Fix The Climate Crisis Without Women

5 Mins Read I often get asked what the connection between women and sustainability is and this continually surprises me. It seems fairly obvious, no? Without lifting women up, what chance do we have of creating a fairer, kinder, greener world? In honor of International Women’s Day, I want to write about why the climate crisis is not […]

#IWD2022: 10 Women Changing The Future Of Impact In Asia

7 Mins Read International Women’s Day is internationally recognised on the March 8th every year, and represents a focal point for women’s rights and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At times, it appears as though global environmental and social crises are too overwhelmingly large to tackle. But there are some […]

10 Pro Vegan Female Olympic Athletes Redefining the Game

5 Mins Read The rise of the professional vegan athlete is impossible to ignore, but step away from high profile celebrity sports people such as Lewis Hamilton and the William’s sisters for a minute. There’s a world of plant-based female-identifying Olympic competitors to be inspired by, across a broad spectrum of disciplines.  From running to surfing and everything […]

5 Black Female Entrepreneurs Changing the Vegan Food Industry

4 Mins Read Great food speaks for itself, and it tastes even better when it’s supporting Black-owned women’s businesses. Each entrepreneur featured here was founded on a desire to bring healthy, nourishing food to every community and was born out of a personal vegan journey. The following five women have put more than just plant-based ingredients into their […]

‘It’s Not About Overnight Results’: A New DEI Program Designed For Food Tech Leaders Wants Startups To Build Better, More Diverse Teams

4 Mins Read Vegan Women Summit (VWS) has announced a new leadership initiative, to be run alongside Black History Month. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program is designed for key figures and leaders within the plant-based and food tech industries. The course will run through May 2022 with the intention of empowering businesses to create growth through […]

Vegan Women Summit Reveals Increase In Bias Faced By Female-Identifying Company Founders

4 Mins Read The 2021 Women Founder Report, compiled by the Vegan Women’s Summit (VWS), highlights concerning trends facing female-identifying leaders. Despite the plant-based business world experiencing vast growth, attitudes towards non-male figures within it are not proving as progressive. In 2020, just three percent of $3 billion investment raised in the industry went to women-led companies.  Harassment, […]

Climate Change Is A Feminist Issue Not Just an Environmental One

6 Mins Read By: Sara London In 2015, Botswana experienced its worst drought in history. Since then, families have had to move, taking their children out of schools; farmers have lost crops, leaving communities hungry and desperate. Natural disasters like this have a particularly devastating effect on young women in Botswana, according to a study from the University […]

The Climate Crisis Is Forcing Women and Girls to Sell Their Bodies

7 Mins Read By Anya Zoledziowski A family fell on such hard times after a cyclone that when a man offered their daughter, 17, a job, they agreed. They later learned she was forced into the sex trade. In May 2020, when the catastrophic Cyclone Amphan tore through her village in West Bengal, a state in eastern India, Seema […]

The Biggest Obstacle In The Climate Fight? Not Enough Women Leaders – Q&A w/ She Changes Climate Co-Founder Bianca Pitt

5 Mins Read She Changes Climate was founded in 2020 by Bianca Pitt, Antoinette Vermilye and Elise Buckle, with a mission to bring diversity into the COP international climate negotiations. Right now, the organisation is laser focused on broadening inclusion at the upcoming COP26 in November, with a goal to achieve a 50:50 split between men and women […]

‘Chevron Is Not An Evil Company’: Warren Buffett Rejects Climate & Diversity Shareholder Resolution At Berkshire Annual Meeting

4 Mins Read Warren Buffett helped to reject a shareholder resolution that would push his multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to inform investors about climate risks. In addition to defending the dirty oil and gas industry, the billionaire CEO also tore down a resolution that called for greater diversity and inclusion efforts, putting the old-fashioned firm out of step […]

Black Woman-Owned Startup Atlas Monroe To Be World’s Largest Vegan Fried Chicken Maker After Turning Down US$1M On Shark Tank

3 Mins Read Atlas Monroe, the Black woman-owned Los Angeles startup that turned down a US$1 million investment on Shark Tank, is now set to become the largest manufacturer of plant-based fried chicken. Acquiring a multimillion dollar facility in San Diego, the firm will be churning out a whopping one million pounds of its vegan fried chicken by […]