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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]