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“As a business owner, one of the cool things about trying to keep a place like this alive is it forces me to be really creative at the end of the month. It forces me to invent things out of necessity. Some of the things we invent become a huge part of what we do.” –Savoy Howe
Catalyst Canada defends its choice to appoint another male bank CEO to be its board chair, saying leaving women’s advancement up to men who have a lot of people working for them is a good strategy. But is it? More importantly, has it worked?
“I signed up for a five-year lease and wrote a check for two months’ rent of $9,000—with $200 in my bank account.” —Savoy Howe, Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club owner sharing her entrepreneurial journey.
Aerin Fogel saw the need for greater diversity in Toronto’s music industry so she did something about it. She created Toronto’s first feminist music festival, Venus Fest.
New city wide tech festival learns a few hard lessons on the way to opening day. Advancing inclusion and diversity in an industry that is anything but takes a lot more than a ticket discount.
“So what is going on with our collective—and the patriarchy’s—relationship with colour? Why is the use of colour, especially on the body, silenced by much of society?
I think we know the answer. “–Mutch
Mellisa Shaddick and Christine Gresham were frustrated that they couldn’t find a woman-identified bike mechanic in Toronto. This set off an entrepreneurial “click” and they devised a better way to find goods and services from feminist entrepreneurs in the city.
Can you change a company’s toxic culture just by changing the players? According to CV Harquail, the only way to fix the rot at Uber’s core is for Uber to become a feminist company.
Feminist thought leader Audre Lorde wrote “Women often don’t consider the erotic as a source of power and information.” Fortunately for her loyal readers, Eden Baylee, a former banker turned successful erotic self-publisher, was not one of them.