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World First: Female Plant-Based Founder Pitch Competition Launched By Vegan Women Summit

3 Mins Read The Vegan Women Summit (VWS), an events and media organisation dedicated to upending the gender bias and discrimination in the food tech world, has just annouced the launch of VWS Pathfinder, the world’s first summit and pitch competition dedicated to plant-based female-identifying founders. The event, held this December, will feature leaders in venture capital, founder […]

Pervasive Inequality In Food Tech: New Survey Shows Gender Bias Still Too Common

3 Mins Read The Vegan Women Summit (VWS), an organisation dedicated to break the gender bias and discrimination in the food tech world, recently published a report on the extensive investment inequities in the burgeoning alternative protein sector. Despite the industry’s reputation for innovating progressive and transformative solutions for our broken food system, the report, which polled 160 […]

Tata Starbucks Opens Two New All-Women Operated Stores In India

3 Mins Read Tata Starbucks, the joint venture that owns and operates Starbucks outlets in India, has just opened two new stores in Delhi and Mumbai that are entirely run and operated by female staff. The new all-women Starbucks stores are a part of the company’s initiative to increase the representation of women in the workforce.  Earlier this […]

How This Startup Changed The Conversation About FemCare & Periods In Asia

4 Mins Read Founded in 2015 by Olivia Cotes-James, LUÜNA Naturals was born out of the founder’s frustration at the lack of non-toxic menstrual products on the Asian market. Based out of Hong Kong and Shanghai, the startup has differentiated itself not only as a femcare brand that not only offers 100% toxin-free, organic and natural cotton sanitary […]

4 Inspiring Vegan Women Leaders You Need To Know

3 Mins Read Earlier this year, Green Queen reported on the launch of a new female-focused plant-based membership platform, The Vegan Women’s Leadership Network. Launched by Katrina Fox, an Sydney-based journalist and founder of Vegan Business Media, the network serves as a global ethical, diverse and leadership community for vegan and plant-based women. Now, we showcase some of […]

Vegan Women Summit Seeks To Break Bias & Discrimination In Food Tech

3 Mins Read The Vegan Women Summit (VWS) is a first-of-its-kind summit designed to inspire and empower female plant-based change makers across different industries, from food tech to animal activism. After hosting its inaugural summit in February this year, the VWS is continuing to make an impact through virtual events, talks and conferences. It recently organised an online […]

Global Fashion Brands Complicit In Uighur Forced Labour, Warns Rights Groups

3 Mins Read Some of the world’s largest fashion houses and retailers are complicit in human rights abuses and forced labour being carried out against the Uighur minority Muslim people in the Xinjiang region of China, says a coalition of human rights organisations. According to the coalition, as many as one in five cotton products sold across the […]

New Study Defies UN Global Population Predictions, Suggest Drastic Drop By 2100 & Warns Reproductive Rights At Risk

3 Mins Read New research suggests that the global population is likely to peak far earlier than originally predicted and begin declining by mid-century. By 2100, the researchers predict that the world population could be as much as 2 billion below current United Nations forecasts. While it will undoubtedly alleviate humanity’s strain on the planet’s resources, such a […]

Coronavirus: Singapore Economic Recovery Team Excludes Female & Sustainable Voices

4 Mins Read Singapore’s coronavirus economic recovery team has recently been criticised for failing to include more female and sustainable business voices. The taskforce was set up to devise new strategies to reset the country’s development as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. Without more diverse voices and leaders in circular economy, critics say there is little chance for […]

Visual Explainer: The Impact Of Coronavirus On The Refugee Crisis

< 1 Min World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year, representing a day to recognise the situation of refugees all over the world and the acute hardships that they face. There are around 25 million refugees and displaced peoples in the world, battling physical threats to their safety every single day, with or without a […]

World Environment Day: 10 Women POC Planet Activists To Celebrate Everyday

6 Mins Read This year, we are celebrating World Environment Day by spotlighting female persons of colour who are leading the fight to save our planet. From campaigning to end deforestation to protecting wildlife species, combating rising global emissions and telling the stories of environmental injustice, these women are at the forefront of the global battle against the […]

UN: Pandemic Will Push 34 Million People Into Extreme Poverty In 2020

4 Mins Read The United Nations’ mid-year update, the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, expects that the coronavirus pandemic will drive more than 34 million people into extreme poverty. Highlighting that the crisis will exacerbate existing poverty and inequality, the UN says that strong global cooperation will be critical to both contain the pandemic in the […]

Much Ado About Nothing: Sensationalist Headlines About Menstrual Cups Misleading

5 Mins Read Menstrual cups, a sustainable reusable alternative to conventional single-use feminine hygiene  products such as tampons and pads, have recently come under fire due to misleading headlines claiming that they are unsafe. While a handful of women have had a negative experience using the menstrual cup, the BBC and Independent reported these stories earlier this month […]

World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Concerned Internet Unsafe For Girls

3 Mins Read In an open letter last Thursday (March 12), the inventor of the world wide web Tim Berners-Lee warned that there is a “dangerous trend” of online abuse against women and girls. While recognising the considerable progress that has been made on gender equality in recent years, Berners-Lee said that he is “seriously concerned” about the […]

#IWD2020: Lance Lau’s Top 5 Female Role Models

3 Mins Read It’s probably no surprise to anyone at this point that here at Green Queen, we’re big fans of Hong Kong’s eco-hero and young climate activist Lance Lau. Being a solo striker of the #FridaysForFuture movement every week, Lance has since made headlines in Hong Kong for his dedication to help save our planet – and […]