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Jul 29, 2020

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Fact: Businesses with Women of Color and Black female CEOs get less than 1% of all VC funding every year. And when you consider that $85 Billion of VC funding was raised in 2017, the glaring inequality becomes very clear. However, Arian Simone is breaking the VC ceiling, stacking the odds back...

Jul 22, 2020

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Aishwarya Iyer was working in Silicon Valley when a bout of stomach issues led her to research olive oil companies. What she learned was alarming--nearly 70% of olive oil consumed by Americans is rotten or rancid. Instead of ditching it from her diet, she decided to disrupt the market and start...

Jul 15, 2020

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Fact: Women are severely underrepresented in the music industry. When the University of Southern California released their Inclusion in the Recording Studio report last year, they found that the ratio of male to female producers across 400 popular songs is 47:1. And this isn’t because women...

Jul 8, 2020

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The stats don’t lie. Companies perform better when they have female leaders in addition to males. And yet, just 5% of all venture funding supports women CEOs. This isn’t just about equality--it's about the economy, too. If we want to see higher stock returns, higher overall profit, and a...

Jul 1, 2020

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While most people find change uncomfortable, this is where entrepreneurs, innovators, and all-around game-changers thrive—successful disruption is always the ultimate goal. They recognize a sleepy category and figure out a way to wake it up. Enter Mab & Stoke—made-to-order,...