At the AllBright’s FoundHer event in London, three female creators of health and wellness brands discussed the lessons they learned as they built their companies. Nicola Elliot, one of the founders of Neom Organics, a natural beauty brand, explained the pros and cons of private equity funding vs. personal funding - discussing how quickly a business can get started when an entrepreneur prioritizes funding early on. Founders of other brands including Frame, a business that focuses on fitness classes, and FaceGym, a non-invasive facial workout business, consider businesses as works-in-progress and deliberate on the constant learning curve that comes with a start-up. The female creators also go in depth, covering the administration and operations side of entrepreneurship.
Read more on CNBC | Image: Matthew Whiteley, Courtesy of AllBright
This year, largely due to companies such as Netflix, the rom-com era is making a comeback. However, there is a limited amount of lesbian love stories. As Kobler requests, “Hallmark, let’s make the yuletide gay.”
Artist Betty Tompkins has been painting text-based works of demeaning words and phrases used to describe women from 2002-2015. In response to the #MeToo Movement, the artist is using her work in a new exhibition, “Will She Ever Shut Up?”
A series of murals of feminist icons have been placed all across London in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UK’s first laws giving many women the right to vote. The murals contain 50 women from the past (such as Sojourner Truth and Sophia Duleep Singh) and present (Malala Yousafzai) who have played a role in the fight for equal rights.
Despite sharing stages with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Jimi Hendrix, this all-female rock band never got their “big break.” Now, with all the members well into their 70s, Ace of Cups has come back to record an album nearly five decades later.
In response to leading publications putting mostly men in their “Year in Pictures” review, Women Photograph have compiled their own list that reflects the underrepresented voices of those in their organization.
Though hip-hop is often criticized for its degrading lyrics about women, female rap is essential for the empowerment of Black women. Sesali Bowen explains, “Female rappers allow Black women to envision a world where our needs, desires, and identities come first.”