Did you know that women are starting businesses at 1.5 times the pace of men but only 4% of venture capital goes to women-led Ventures? And the number is even lower if you are a woman of colour. For generations, over 50% of the population has been under-funded, under-resourced, and under-supported. It’s time to change that.
SheEO is a global community of radically generous women transforming how we fund, support, and celebrate female entrepreneurs. In our first three years, 3000 women across three countries have collectively loaned out $3M to support 32 women-led Ventures including The Alinker, 21 Toys, LOLIWARE, Callisto and In This Together Media. Our collective story can be read about in Forbes, Inc, FastCo and more. And we’re just getting started.
Our goal is to reach 1M women Activators and a $1B perpetual fund which will support 10,000 women-led Ventures each year for generations to come. Are you IN?
Here’s how it works:
SheEO 2018: Are you IN?
The model brings together 500 women (called Activators) in each cohort, who contribute $1100 each as an act of Radical Generosity. The money is pooled together and loaned out at 0%-interest to 5 women-led Ventures selected by the Activators. All Ventures are revenue-generating with export potential and creating a better world through their business model or their product and service. The loans are paid back over 5 years and then loaned out again, creating a perpetual fund which we will pass on to our daughters and granddaughters.
I’ve personally signed up as an Activator and hope you will join me in helping grow this global initiative. Over 150 regions have already expressed interest to bring SheEO to their area. Isn’t that exciting?
Ways you can get involved:
Are you IN?
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