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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 […]

Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole Featured On Forbes ‘Women Of The Next 1,000’ List

4 Mins Read Pinky Cole, founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan, a vegan burger chain based in Atlanta, Georgia recently made it to Forbes ‘Women Of The Next 1,000’ List. This year’s list highlights ‘small-scale super-achievers defying the odds’ – presenting ‘self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups’ with under US$10 million in revenue or funding. Featured amongst other women […]

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 […]

Diverse & Global: Top Finalists Announced For World’s First Female Plant-Based Pitch Competition

3 Mins Read Ahead of VWS Pathfinder, the world’s first pitch competition dedicated to female plant-based founders, the Vegan Women Summit has announced the five top finalists that will showcase their animal-free solutions to a panel of renowned experts and investors in the industry. The competition, which will take place in a virtual live event this Saturday (December […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Depressing Facts Ahead Of International Women’s Day 2020

2 Mins Read International Women’s Day is internationally observed on the March 8th every year, representing a focal point for women’s rights and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Some people wonder if we need the attention since women have come so far. While we have made progress when it comes […]

Hong Kong & China Feminine Care Startup LUÜNA Launches Organic Sanitary Product Subscription, Menstrual Cup

3 Mins Read Hong Kong & Shanghai-based menstrual care brand LUÜNA announced the launch of their organic cotton sanitary products subscription services and menstrual cup this month. The female-led company aims to empower women in Hong Kong with accessible, natural, toxin-free and sustainable period products suited to each individual’s personal needs. This is a step up for Asia, […]