About

Your source for
perspectives of
feminists in business

What is LiisBeth?

LiisBeth is a reader/member-based storytelling, activist, and educational organization.  We seek to change the world by unlocking the power of authentic feminist entrepreneurship and business practice. We are committed to this space being trans and queer inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. We welcome all allies.

Our editorial voice and framework appeal to supporters of magazines like Bitch MediaYes, Herizons, Bust,  The Broad Side, Adbusters, and Fast Company.

What  We Offer?

Community. Connection. Workshops. Salons. Plus incisive, informative, and thought-provoking content via our free monthly email newsletter, podcasts (coming soon), on our pay-what-you-can zine style website, whenever needed.

Not Sure You Are a Feminist Entrepreneur or Feminist in Business?

If you start, operate, and/or lead enterprises or initiatives (regardless of form, including informal, for-profit, hybrid social enterprises, non-profits, cooperatives, collectives, and charities) where concern for gender equality, inclusion, social justice, and the creation of new economy are part of your “stack” or reason for existing, then we invite you into the LiisBeth tribe.

Our Utopia (Vision)

A 21st-century fuelled by a restorative, feminine-led, and generative form of responsible capitalism and where gender-based inequality is a thing of the past.

What We Do To Get There? (Mission)

We acknowledge we are not alone in this quest (Whew!). Our contribution? We catalyze and demonstrate the power of feminist entrepreneurship to surface and model new possibilities.

How Are We Different?

We expertly mix feminism with the power of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business leadership. We are a certified B-Corp.

Our Business Model

Primarily a community-based, pay-what-you-can subscription/membership model supplemented by event/workshop sales, and sponsorship from like-minded organizations.

If we are providing you with value, we invite you to: Sign up. Subscribe. Contribute.

Our Why

The world is in crisis and unbalanced. We have for too long ignored the opportunity to value the feminine on par with the masculine. We cannot continue to marginalize and oppress over 60 (including women, girls, trans, plus gender nonconforming) percent of the globe’s population. We are at a point where everyone needs to be part of the solution.

Our Theory of Change

We see salons, facilitated learning, and independent media as powerful tools for connecting, advancing like-minded communities and accelerating social change. We believe entrepreneurship startup ecosystems, innovation policy, and enterprise creation which intentionally incorporates feminist values can accelerate the creation of an inclusive, equitable, gender-just world. In today’s post-Trump world, feminism as a movement (not a thing you buy) is increasingly relevant. Personal empowerment is no substitute for systemic change. When it comes to the latter, a sustained, informed, well-directed collective effort plus uncomfortable conversations are required.

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s fictional character, Lisbeth Salander, in the global best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a status-quo-challenging total badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story’s Millennium magazine.

Why Are We Based in Toronto?

Toronto (population 5.5 million) is one of the world’s top startup cities, so we “get” the startup space. Our city is also heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Thousands come here each year to start new lives as well as ventures, which means we can see and analyze barriers to inclusion in this space up close and personal. For an overview of our bustling startup ecosystem, read this. Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls himself a feminist. Oh, and also, we happen to live here and love it!

Interested in Advancing Women Entrepreneurs and Gender Equity for the Benefit of All? 

Systemic change is a collective effort. Entrepreneurs and allied business leaders can be an incredible force for change. We’re looking for feminists in business and supportive organizations to enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.

 

 

Your source for
perspectives of
feminists in business

What is LiisBeth?

LiisBeth is a reader/member-based storytelling, activist, and educational organization.  We seek to change the world by unlocking the power of authentic feminist entrepreneurship and business practice. We are committed to this space being trans and queer inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional. We welcome all allies.

Our editorial voice and framework appeal to supporters of magazines like Bitch MediaYes, Herizons, Bust,  The Broad Side, Adbusters, and Fast Company.

What  We Offer?

Community. Connection. Workshops. Salons. Plus incisive, informative, and thought-provoking content via our free monthly email newsletter, podcasts (coming soon), on our pay-what-you-can zine style website, whenever needed.

Not Sure You Are a Feminist Entrepreneur or Feminist in Business?

If you start, operate, and/or lead enterprises or initiatives (regardless of form, including informal, for-profit, hybrid social enterprises, non-profits, cooperatives, collectives, and charities) where concern for gender equality, inclusion, social justice, and the creation of new economy are part of your “stack” or reason for existing, then we invite you into the LiisBeth tribe.

Our Utopia (Vision)

A 21st-century fuelled by a restorative, feminine-led, and generative form of responsible capitalism and where gender-based inequality is a thing of the past.

What We Do To Get There? (Mission)

We acknowledge we are not alone in this quest (Whew!). Our contribution? We catalyze and demonstrate the power of feminist entrepreneurship to surface and model new possibilities.

How Are We Different?

We expertly mix feminism with the power of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business leadership. We are a certified B-Corp.

Our Business Model

Primarily a community-based, pay-what-you-can subscription/membership model supplemented by event/workshop sales, and sponsorship from like-minded organizations.

If we are providing you with value, we invite you to: Sign up. Subscribe. Contribute.

Our Why

The world is in crisis and unbalanced. We have for too long ignored the opportunity to value the feminine on par with the masculine. We cannot continue to marginalize and oppress over 60 (including women, girls, trans, plus gender nonconforming) percent of the globe’s population. We are at a point where everyone needs to be part of the solution.

Our Theory of Change

We see salons, facilitated learning, and independent media as powerful tools for connecting, advancing like-minded communities and accelerating social change. We believe entrepreneurship startup ecosystems, innovation policy, and enterprise creation which intentionally incorporates feminist values can accelerate the creation of an inclusive, equitable, gender-just world. In today’s post-Trump world, feminism as a movement (not a thing you buy) is increasingly relevant. Personal empowerment is no substitute for systemic change. When it comes to the latter, a sustained, informed, well-directed collective effort plus uncomfortable conversations are required.

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s fictional character, Lisbeth Salander, in the global best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a status-quo-challenging total badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story’s Millennium magazine.

Why Are We Based in Toronto?

Toronto (population 5.5 million) is one of the world’s top startup cities, so we “get” the startup space. Our city is also heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Thousands come here each year to start new lives as well as ventures, which means we can see and analyze barriers to inclusion in this space up close and personal. For an overview of our bustling startup ecosystem, read this. Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls himself a feminist. Oh, and also, we happen to live here and love it!

Interested in Advancing Women Entrepreneurs and Gender Equity for the Benefit of All? 

Systemic change is a collective effort. Entrepreneurs and allied business leaders can be an incredible force for change. We’re looking for feminists in business and supportive organizations to enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.