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Your source for
Feminist
Perspectives
"I love how well-written and researched LiisBeth content is. Keep it up! This is good journalism."
–Reader, LiisBeth's 2018 Reader Survey

"Feminism is not at all what my impression of it was. I love that its theoretical basis is inclusive, equitable, diverse and rooted in fairness."
–Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum Participant, 2018

"I loved this article on Feminuity! These are exactly the kinds of articles I love. You bring me your in-depth understanding of all that is new and valuable on the
feminist frontline that I can consume quickly. It helps me understand better the state of feminism today."  
–Astrid Pregel, President of Feminomics Inc., 2020

LiisBeth is a womxn-led and owned indie intersectional-lens centered feminist media enterprise with a global outlook based in Tkaronto (Toronto), Ontario, on the traditional lands of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabek, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit.

We publish an open-access monthly digital magazine (two-five features) and newsletter for feminist entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, leaders and “solutionaries” working to re-imagine the economy and change business culture.” We also co-produce the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFF) and have recently launched a new membership-based online community space, the Feminist Enterprise Commons, where solutionaries can meet, share and learn.

We exist because there are not enough stories being published about womxn entrepreneurs, creators and though leaders who work to build anti-oppressive, anti-racist, gender-lens informed enterprises and communities. This work is hard. And deserves to be celebrated and supported.

 

JUNE 2020 UPDATES

 

LIISBETH WET’SEWET’EN Solidarity Statement

 

The Canadian Digital Publishing Awards #DPA nominated us as a finalist for the 2020 General Excellence in Publishing (Small Publications Category). Winners will be announced May 27th, 2020.

Canadian Digital Publishing Awards 2020

 

What is a feminist entrepreneur or “solutionary”? Someone is passionate about building a sustainable, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-oppressive and socially just world by leveraging the power and influence of enterprise.

We are in the process of registering as a participatively governed nonprofit (Sept. 2020). If you are interested in staying abreast of our progress, please sign up to our newsletter here. If you would like to weigh in on our editorial direction, complete the reader survey here. If you want to write for us, click here.

Our Vision: To make permanent gender equity, social justice and equality plus transform economies towards care, equity, spirituality, inclusion, resilience, regeneration, eco restoration and authentic flourishing for all #feministsforchange

Our Role: Create an innovative, sustainable intersectional, feminist media enterprise that: 1) Promotes and gives visibility to the feminist economy 2) Connects the work of entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, and leaders who are building successful anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-sexist enterprises plus experimenting and modelling new solutions; 3) Publishes researched and fact-checked narratives that work to advance inclusion, equity, and equality; 4) Ignites critical discourse and learning, which leads to deep systems change; 5) Create fair income and professional development opportunities for both experienced and emerging feminist journalists and writers.

Our Community

  • Freelance contributors, journalists, editors creators with stories that have the ability to ignite curiosity, elevate feminist discourse, speak truth to power, and inform.
  • Creative, bold, feminist-identified entrepreneurs, community organizers, policymakers, activists, investors, scholars, innovators, and artists of all genders who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond modern capitalism, beyond linearity, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond the patriarchy. Over 20 percent of our readers identify as men.
  • Co-operative members who embrace complexity and dream of a fair, inclusive, resilient economy where wealth, governance and ownership is fairly distributed.
  • An ecosystem of supportive, engaged, allied, and aligned organizations, investors, philanthropists, activists, creators, institutional funders and suppliers.
  • Once-in-a-while site visitors who are feminist curious and beginning to question the world we live in.

We depend on dedicated sponsors, and paying subscribers and donors to fuel and sustain our work. Our goal is to have 1,000 paying subscribers by the end of 2020 at $7-10/month level. For more about how we are governed, click here. For our entrepreneur’s manifesto, click here. If you are ready for news and views, sign up to our free newsletter today!

Our To-Do List

  • Publish an open-access digital magazine and subscriber-only monthly newsletter. Our original stories, op-eds, and columns aim to inspire, inform, and elevate feminist discourse, plus mobilize and nourish our reader community
  • Highlight, strengthen and support the feminist economy
  • Speak truth to power—ethically and responsibly
  • Produce thought-provoking online meet-ups and offline events
  • Co-produce the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFFS)
  • Facilitate changemaking by showcasing innovative feminist toolkits, current research, useful frameworks and feminist practice advice
  • Show up and advocate for gender and social justice on behalf of our readers at every opportunity
  • Create income and development opportunities for feminist editors, journalists, and writers
  • Model feminist values and organizational practices in everything we do
  • Offer the world a uniquely Canadian feminist perspective

Our Feminism

Feminism is a 200-plus-year-old multicultural, multi-national, intergenerational, pluralistic, contextually responsive, social justice–centred movement unified by one purpose: To create an environmentally healthy world without sexism, exploitation, and oppression.

Our space is unequivocally trans and queer-inclusive, anti-racist, intersectional, pro-choice, questioning, brave, compassionate, and safe. Our feminism lives at the intersection of visionary and eco-feminism and is informed by socialist (systems change) and intersectional feminist theory. This means we work to re-imagine capitalism, support climate-change activism, and work to advance environmental justice. The stories we publish are selected for their potential to shift cultural narratives by helping to mainstream new ways of being, creating, and working in the world. We seek and publish stories which draws attention to issues, solutions, and new models which address systems and values that no longer serve people and planet. We work to uphold Indigenous rights.

We acknowledge feminism’s complicated history and the fact that it has evolved significantly since the 1970s. We believe its diversity is it’s strength and is the foundation of its resilience as a movement. We acknowledge the movement has advanced gender equality, albeit unevenly. Not all women are feminists. Not all feminists are women. For a visionary definition of feminism by bell hooks, click here. For a short, new read about contemporary feminism, we recommend Feminism for the 99%. For new ideas about feminism in business, read Feminism: A New Idea for Business and Society by CV Harquail.

Examples of Entrepreneurial Feminist Changemakers?

Feminist changemakers strive to end gender-based oppression through their entrepreneurial actions. Examples of entrepreneurial feminist organizations in action include Emergent Strategy InstituteStocksyMoxie Trades, Her BraidsPowerbitchesGather, Feminist Art Collective, Feminuity, Lunapads, The White Ribbon Campaign (started by three men), DriveHer, Alinker, Kelly Diels MarketingEllevate Network, Allied MediaSheEO, Fresh Collective, Feminists at Work, Don’t You Want Me, Eve-Medical, XXcelerate FundHerVolutionWomen on the Move, not to mention the many feminist media/press, environmental, health and wellness, art/design, culture-making and bookstore organizations in our respective communities.

Allied Indie Media Souls?

Bitch MediaYesBust, The Broad Side, Adbusters, Herizons, Ms. Magazine, just to name a few. We aim to collaborate with and support the broader growing feminist and social justice–leaning media ecosystem globally.

It’s here! LiisBeth’s Feminist Enterprise Commons, a new membership-based community of practice is now open! Click here to join!

Our Theory of Change

Feminism matters. The $0.5 billion feminist economy is under-recognized and under-supported despite the fact that it leads significant social change. Entrepreneurs and innovators also lead real change. Storytelling is powerful. We need more women-led, women-owned media outlets to rebalance public discourse. It’s not enough to advance womxn in the existing system. We need to engage womxn in changing the system so that all can flourish.

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s fictional character Lisbeth Salander in the global bestselling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a complex status-quo-challenging total entrepreneurial badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. Salander fought male and female “oppressors” but also worked to fight the patriarchy, violence against women, racism, classism, fascism, and corruption. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story’s Millennium magazine

Toronto Based, Globally Minded

LiisBeth is based in Toronto (population 5.5 million) but we hold and nurture a global perspective. Toronto is one of the world’s top startup cities and it’s heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. At present, Canada has a self-identified feminist government in power.

LiisBeth Media (a project of Eve-Volution Inc.) respectfully acknowledges that we live and operate on the traditional territories of several Indigenous nations, with special recognition to the Mississaugas of the New Credit (in Toronto, Canada). The original nations of Canada continue to cry out for justice. As treaty people, the LiisBeth community commits to listen, learn, and work alongside and in support of all who aim to right the wrongs of the past and present.

Call to Action: Become a Donor Subscriber Now!

Systemic change is a collective effort. Subscribe today. Enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.

Click here for more ways you can support us.

We Work to Advance the UN Sustainability Goals 2017 and are following current discussions about the UN Sustainability Goals 2030.

Your source for
Feminist
Perspectives
"I love how well-written and researched LiisBeth content is. Keep it up! This is good journalism."
–Reader, LiisBeth's 2018 Reader Survey

"Feminism is not at all what my impression of it was. I love that its theoretical basis is inclusive, equitable, diverse and rooted in fairness."
–Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum Participant, 2018

"I loved this article on Feminuity! These are exactly the kinds of articles I love. You bring me your in-depth understanding of all that is new and valuable on the
feminist frontline that I can consume quickly. It helps me understand better the state of feminism today."  
–Astrid Pregel, President of Feminomics Inc., 2020

LiisBeth is a womxn-led and owned indie intersectional-lens centered feminist media enterprise with a global outlook based in Tkaronto (Toronto), Ontario, on the traditional lands of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinabek, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit.

We publish an open-access monthly digital magazine (two-five features) and newsletter for feminist entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, leaders and “solutionaries” working to re-imagine the economy and change business culture.” We also co-produce the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFF) and have recently launched a new membership-based online community space, the Feminist Enterprise Commons, where solutionaries can meet, share and learn.

We exist because there are not enough stories being published about womxn entrepreneurs, creators and though leaders who work to build anti-oppressive, anti-racist, gender-lens informed enterprises and communities. This work is hard. And deserves to be celebrated and supported.

 

JUNE 2020 UPDATES

 

LIISBETH WET’SEWET’EN Solidarity Statement

 

The Canadian Digital Publishing Awards #DPA nominated us as a finalist for the 2020 General Excellence in Publishing (Small Publications Category). Winners will be announced May 27th, 2020.

Canadian Digital Publishing Awards 2020

 

What is a feminist entrepreneur or “solutionary”? Someone is passionate about building a sustainable, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-oppressive and socially just world by leveraging the power and influence of enterprise.

We are in the process of registering as a participatively governed nonprofit (Sept. 2020). If you are interested in staying abreast of our progress, please sign up to our newsletter here. If you would like to weigh in on our editorial direction, complete the reader survey here. If you want to write for us, click here.

Our Vision: To make permanent gender equity, social justice and equality plus transform economies towards care, equity, spirituality, inclusion, resilience, regeneration, eco restoration and authentic flourishing for all #feministsforchange

Our Role: Create an innovative, sustainable intersectional, feminist media enterprise that: 1) Promotes and gives visibility to the feminist economy 2) Connects the work of entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, and leaders who are building successful anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-sexist enterprises plus experimenting and modelling new solutions; 3) Publishes researched and fact-checked narratives that work to advance inclusion, equity, and equality; 4) Ignites critical discourse and learning, which leads to deep systems change; 5) Create fair income and professional development opportunities for both experienced and emerging feminist journalists and writers.

Our Community

  • Freelance contributors, journalists, editors creators with stories that have the ability to ignite curiosity, elevate feminist discourse, speak truth to power, and inform.
  • Creative, bold, feminist-identified entrepreneurs, community organizers, policymakers, activists, investors, scholars, innovators, and artists of all genders who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond modern capitalism, beyond linearity, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond the patriarchy. Over 20 percent of our readers identify as men.
  • Co-operative members who embrace complexity and dream of a fair, inclusive, resilient economy where wealth, governance and ownership is fairly distributed.
  • An ecosystem of supportive, engaged, allied, and aligned organizations, investors, philanthropists, activists, creators, institutional funders and suppliers.
  • Once-in-a-while site visitors who are feminist curious and beginning to question the world we live in.

We depend on dedicated sponsors, and paying subscribers and donors to fuel and sustain our work. Our goal is to have 1,000 paying subscribers by the end of 2020 at $7-10/month level. For more about how we are governed, click here. For our entrepreneur’s manifesto, click here. If you are ready for news and views, sign up to our free newsletter today!

Our To-Do List

  • Publish an open-access digital magazine and subscriber-only monthly newsletter. Our original stories, op-eds, and columns aim to inspire, inform, and elevate feminist discourse, plus mobilize and nourish our reader community
  • Highlight, strengthen and support the feminist economy
  • Speak truth to power—ethically and responsibly
  • Produce thought-provoking online meet-ups and offline events
  • Co-produce the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum (EFFS)
  • Facilitate changemaking by showcasing innovative feminist toolkits, current research, useful frameworks and feminist practice advice
  • Show up and advocate for gender and social justice on behalf of our readers at every opportunity
  • Create income and development opportunities for feminist editors, journalists, and writers
  • Model feminist values and organizational practices in everything we do
  • Offer the world a uniquely Canadian feminist perspective

Our Feminism

Feminism is a 200-plus-year-old multicultural, multi-national, intergenerational, pluralistic, contextually responsive, social justice–centred movement unified by one purpose: To create an environmentally healthy world without sexism, exploitation, and oppression.

Our space is unequivocally trans and queer-inclusive, anti-racist, intersectional, pro-choice, questioning, brave, compassionate, and safe. Our feminism lives at the intersection of visionary and eco-feminism and is informed by socialist (systems change) and intersectional feminist theory. This means we work to re-imagine capitalism, support climate-change activism, and work to advance environmental justice. The stories we publish are selected for their potential to shift cultural narratives by helping to mainstream new ways of being, creating, and working in the world. We seek and publish stories which draws attention to issues, solutions, and new models which address systems and values that no longer serve people and planet. We work to uphold Indigenous rights.

We acknowledge feminism’s complicated history and the fact that it has evolved significantly since the 1970s. We believe its diversity is it’s strength and is the foundation of its resilience as a movement. We acknowledge the movement has advanced gender equality, albeit unevenly. Not all women are feminists. Not all feminists are women. For a visionary definition of feminism by bell hooks, click here. For a short, new read about contemporary feminism, we recommend Feminism for the 99%. For new ideas about feminism in business, read Feminism: A New Idea for Business and Society by CV Harquail.

Examples of Entrepreneurial Feminist Changemakers?

Feminist changemakers strive to end gender-based oppression through their entrepreneurial actions. Examples of entrepreneurial feminist organizations in action include Emergent Strategy InstituteStocksyMoxie Trades, Her BraidsPowerbitchesGather, Feminist Art Collective, Feminuity, Lunapads, The White Ribbon Campaign (started by three men), DriveHer, Alinker, Kelly Diels MarketingEllevate Network, Allied MediaSheEO, Fresh Collective, Feminists at Work, Don’t You Want Me, Eve-Medical, XXcelerate FundHerVolutionWomen on the Move, not to mention the many feminist media/press, environmental, health and wellness, art/design, culture-making and bookstore organizations in our respective communities.

Allied Indie Media Souls?

Bitch MediaYesBust, The Broad Side, Adbusters, Herizons, Ms. Magazine, just to name a few. We aim to collaborate with and support the broader growing feminist and social justice–leaning media ecosystem globally.

It’s here! LiisBeth’s Feminist Enterprise Commons, a new membership-based community of practice is now open! Click here to join!

Our Theory of Change

Feminism matters. The $0.5 billion feminist economy is under-recognized and under-supported despite the fact that it leads significant social change. Entrepreneurs and innovators also lead real change. Storytelling is powerful. We need more women-led, women-owned media outlets to rebalance public discourse. It’s not enough to advance womxn in the existing system. We need to engage womxn in changing the system so that all can flourish.

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s fictional character Lisbeth Salander in the global bestselling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a complex status-quo-challenging total entrepreneurial badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. Salander fought male and female “oppressors” but also worked to fight the patriarchy, violence against women, racism, classism, fascism, and corruption. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story’s Millennium magazine

Toronto Based, Globally Minded

LiisBeth is based in Toronto (population 5.5 million) but we hold and nurture a global perspective. Toronto is one of the world’s top startup cities and it’s heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. At present, Canada has a self-identified feminist government in power.

LiisBeth Media (a project of Eve-Volution Inc.) respectfully acknowledges that we live and operate on the traditional territories of several Indigenous nations, with special recognition to the Mississaugas of the New Credit (in Toronto, Canada). The original nations of Canada continue to cry out for justice. As treaty people, the LiisBeth community commits to listen, learn, and work alongside and in support of all who aim to right the wrongs of the past and present.

Call to Action: Become a Donor Subscriber Now!

Systemic change is a collective effort. Subscribe today. Enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.

Click here for more ways you can support us.

We Work to Advance the UN Sustainability Goals 2017 and are following current discussions about the UN Sustainability Goals 2030.

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