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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Human Cost Of Fashion: Lululemon Factory Workers Beaten & Assaulted According To Guardian Investigation

4 Mins Read An investigation by the Guardian has revealed that popular upmarket athleisure brand Lululemon are sourcing clothing from a Bangladesh factory where female workers are being beaten and physically assaulted. The Canadian brand has garnered a cult following in the past decade alongside the yoga-centric health and wellness boom, with celebrities donning their leggings and market […]

Gender Equality: We Can’t Solve Climate Change Without Empowering Women

4 Mins Read We are already seeing some of the destructive impacts of climate change, with many of these events hitting the Asia-Pacific region the hardest. As it stands, we are losing the fight against climate change by lagging behind on Paris Agreement carbon reduction targets among many other goals outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals […]