Power With versus Power Over: Transforming Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs

This article is written by Denise Hearn. Recently released PitchBook data shows that funding for US-based women entrepreneurs slowed to a three-year low in Q3, despite overall investments keeping pace with previous years. The slowdown worsens a previously dismal record of investor allocations to women.  The largest year for women founders was 2019, with a […]

What is the World’s To-Do List?

At SheEO, we are committed, as a community, to using our energy + resources to work on the most pressing issues of our time. We are facing multiple crises from COVID to climate collapse to rising inequality, unemployment + hunger to the 100 million children who have no access to education. Activators in the SheEO […]

13 Women-Led Ventures Leading Climate Action

This week all around the world people are taking to the streets to demand action be taken to address climate change. With no time to waste, businesses should be taking the lead on climate action through their products, services and operations.   “Businesses have a much bigger impact on the environment than the individual.” –   […]

7 products designed by women for a Plastic Free July + beyond

Routine Deodorent

Plastic Free July is a global movement designed to raise awareness about our planet’s plastic pollution crisis and help people choose to refuse single-use plastics. Here are seven products from innovative, womxn-led companies that will help you have a Plastic Free July and beyond!  @routinecream Routine cream  Routine’s all-natural deodorants are made with clean, wholesome […]

Designing to close the gap

YWCA Toronto's 40th Women of Distinction Awards Gala: Vicki Saunders

NOTE: This article has been repurposed from a speech Vicki Saunders gave during the Gender Smart Investing Summit. A few years ago I started SheEO to radically transform how we support, finance, and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Many people were deeply perplexed by our model, especially those in the finance world. A 0% interest loan? How […]

The Value of a Global Network

If you’re a woman entrepreneur, you have everything they need in order to conquer the world except, maybe, the world itself.   Economic Development Canada cites “finding customers and partners abroad” as the number-one pain point for Canadian firms that have export aspirations. Add that to other daunting challenges associated with exporting to an international […]

Introducing: Stacey Ann Berry from Bstellar Consulting Group, SheEO Activator

“If I could go back in my life and do something different, I would have become an entrepreneur sooner.” – Stacey Ann Berry, Bstellar Consulting Group Several months after Stacey Ann Berry launched her business, Bstellar Consulting Group, she attended a SheEO information session in Toronto. That is where she first heard Vicki Saunders speak about […]

Introducing: Toni Desrosiers from Abeego, SheEO Activator and Venture

“There is a vast amount of talent within the network, if you use it.” – Toni Desrosiers, Abeego   Toni Desrosiers, Founder and CEO of Abeego Designs Inc., is both a Venture and an Activator in the SheEO network. Abeego Designs creates a beeswax wrap. This invention eliminates the need for plastic wrap, is an […]