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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 […]

Plant-Based Boxer Claressa Shields Wins Big, Highlights The Benefits Of Animal-Free Diets

4 Mins Read Existing titleholder in the middleweight division of professional boxing, Claressa Shields, who recently won again at the junior middleweight division thus becoming the first woman fighter to win an undisputed championship in two weight classes, made use of the occasion to raise awareness about plant-based diets. On March 5 2021, American professional boxer Claressa Shields […]

Lia Debuts World’s First Biodegradable & Flushable Pregnancy Test To Market

3 Mins Read Lia, the women-founded startup developing eco-friendly reproductive health and wellness products, has just launched the world’s first biodegradable and flushable pregnancy test. After years of research and development, the much-anticipated 100% plastic-free product that takes aim at the 20 million pregnancy tests thrown away annually in the U.S. alone, is now available to consumers.  Lia […]

Amazon India Unveils Platform To Support Female Sellers In Partnership With UN Women

4 Mins Read Recently, Amazon India, a subsidiary of Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer launched a special storefront that will focus on highlighting women sellers. To mark International Women’s Day 2021 and in partnership with UN Women, Amazon India unveiled a female-focused storefront on its existing online platform, to promote around 80,000 products sold by over 450 […]

Financial Feminism: New Sustainable Investing Manual Takes On The Gender Gap

3 Mins Read A newly published book aims to remedy the gender investing gap by empowering women to invest in a sustainable future. Authored by sustainable finance expert Jessica Robinson, who formerly led the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in Asia, Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide to Investing for a Sustainable Future comes with step-by-step explainers […]

Blackpink: All Girl K-Pop Band With Billions Of Followers Speak Up On Climate Change

5 Mins Read Last December, Blackpink, the all-girls K-Pop band millions of fans recorded a message showing their support for the climate, and recently the band-members were appointed as advocates to raise awareness for the global campaign against climate change, in conjunction with the 26th Climate Change Conference, set to take place in November 2021. Recently, Blackpink members […]

Vegan Women Summit To Host Future Of Food Job Fair To Promote Diversity In The Workplace

3 Mins Read Vegan Women Summit recently announced that it will host the VWS Connect event series, the world’s first job networking series aimed at connecting mission-driven employers to underrepresented individuals thus building a diverse workforce in the plant-based field. Vegan Women Summit (VWS), a media & events company that works towards empowering women to build a sustainable […]

Plant-Based Textile Startup Algaeing Wins Global Female Founder Pitch Competition VWS Pathfinder

3 Mins Read Plant-based algae textile company Algaeing, led by CEO Renana Krebs, has won top prize at VWS Pathfinder, the world’s first global competition dedicated to female vegan founders. Taking home the winner’s reward package valued at over US$50,000, Krebs says that the startup will continue to accelerate the development of algae-powered sustainable solutions to green the […]

Women Are Still Not Heard In the Climate Policy Conversation

4 Mins Read By: Meghie Rodrigues A case study in Brazil points to a deep gender gap that still has to be bridged in the policymaking debate. Climate change effects don’t have the same impact on everyone: Vulnerable groups always have it worse. This discrepancy is apparent even when these groups are not minorities, which is the case for […]