LiisBeth Original

LiisBeth Original

Maya Penn: The vision to spark movement

Maya Penn: The vision to spark movement

15 year old entrepreneur, illustrator, activist believes in the power of her ideas – especially when it comes to working towards a better future for both her customers and the planet.

Is Crowdfunding Leveling The Playing Field For Entrepreneurs?

Is Crowdfunding Leveling The Playing Field For Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurs are not always well served by traditional gatekeepers for financing. The good news is that VCs are no longer the only ones holding the key to investment money. 

If Santa was a woman, could she do the job?

If Santa was a woman, could she do the job?

‘Headaches’, ‘babies’ and ‘not strong enough to carry a sack.’ Reasons children give for why Santa can’t be a woman.

Her unapologetic confidence to succeed

Her unapologetic confidence to succeed

25 year old entrepreneur Jessica Mah is thankful the first version of her business didn’t work out because now she doesn’t take anything for granted.

Vision

Vision

Poetry by Marni Levitt and Illustration by Shane Keyu Song

Why are women less likely to be entrepreneurs than men?

Why are women less likely to be entrepreneurs than men?

Research from the University of North Carolina and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania looks at why fewer women pursue entrepreneurship as a career.

Canadian Illustrator Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

Canadian Illustrator Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant

A sharp pencil, shrewd sense of history and effective use of incisive wit make for an exceptional Toronto based, female illustrator.

Does access to money define your success as an entrepreneur?

Does access to money define your success as an entrepreneur?

Barrier to entry is very high: Research shows entrepreneurship has more to do with access to capital than a ‘risk-taking gene.’

Belief-based Social Innovation: Gender-Lens’ Next Frontier

Belief-based Social Innovation: Gender-Lens’ Next Frontier

The gender lens movement is starting to fund cultural initiatives that are looking to re-examine and transform underlying beliefs that systematically disempower females in the first place.