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When a Catalyst Becomes an Inhibitor

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? read more

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When a Catalyst Becomes an Inhibitor

When a Catalyst Becomes an Inhibitor

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? Read more

Five Quotes That Sum Up The Toronto UN Global Compact Canada Gender Equality Conference

Five Quotes That Sum Up The Toronto UN Global Compact Canada Gender Equality Conference

Membership in the UN Global Compact Canada Network ranges from a low of $1,000 to a high of more than $15,000. So, for feminist enterprise small fry, this summary will have to do.

Employees at Thinx See Red

Employees at Thinx See Red

Marketplace feminism is a bit like greenwashing. It’s a term used for companies who use feminist language to sell their products while not being authentically aligned with feminist values themselves–like for example, THINX.

LiisBeth Dispatch #27

LiisBeth Dispatch #27

A new C-suite job? Yes, It’s time for corporations to consider a Chief Feminist Officer. And to help advance the idea, we have kindly written the job description. Also in #27, women in the cannabis industry, feminist startup work out club Liberation Barbell and more!

Does Your Enterprise Meet The Feminist Business Standard?

Does Your Enterprise Meet The Feminist Business Standard?

As the Trump administration’s regressive agenda unfurls globally before our astonished eyes, social entrepreneurs will need to step up their game — feminist business practices and leadership principles may just be the next frontier.

LiisBeth Dispatch #26

LiisBeth Dispatch #26

This week: What to Make of Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders? R.I.P Julie Weeks, and Research on How Feminism Impacts Entrepreneurship Policies in Other Countries

The Cure for the Start-Up Incubator and Accelerator Gender Gap: Accountability

The Cure for the Start-Up Incubator and Accelerator Gender Gap: Accountability

Gender oppression among women, trans, queer, and the intersectionally defined is a well documented issue in tech startup spaces in Ontario, Canada and North America at large. Calling for public accountability can help.

Special Gender, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature

Special Gender, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Podcast Feature

Writer Natalie Clifford Barney once called entrepreneurship “the last refuge of the troublemaking individual.” Listen to the stories of five “resistance” entrepreneurs in this special edition LiisBeth podcast.

LiisBeth Dispatch #25

LiisBeth Dispatch #25

In this issue: Losing Yourself in Your Venture, Oasis Aqualounge, Feminist Securities Regulators? And More!

Revitalizing Women’s Sexuality, One Member at a Time

Revitalizing Women’s Sexuality, One Member at a Time

In the 1970s, Germaine Greer called out patriarchal social norms that cut women off from expressing their innate sexuality and true desires. The good news is today’s sex and body-positive entrepreneurs are here to disrupt those norms—once and for all.