We advocated for increased access to capital for women business owners, and for the federal designation of ‘microbusiness’, which should apply to 90% of women-owned businesses.
Because when you own a sole proprietorship, financed by bootstrapping, regulations and venture capital that focus on ‘small businesses’ with 300 employees and $3M annual revenue don’t apply to you.
And only 2% of venture capital goes to women-owned businesses.
We only change these statistics by helping one another.
In July, I gave a radio interview on LeadUp for Women’s #Leadwithoutpermission, hosted by Colleen Biggs. Her mission is to support women in empowering one another through their businesses, nonprofits, healing and community.
Earlier that day, @actingyogini shared her yoga practice in the park with me–caterpillars and all–and I made us breakfast.
This week, Practical Sanctuary is teaming up with Close at Hand Innovations, a woman-owned gardenscaping business, to create a popup urban garden in Philadelphia. Lauch is this Friday, September 6, 2418 Martha St. from 4-7PM. Come visit!
And that’s just a tiny snapshot of all the love, vision, kindness, practical and moral support I receive from the women around me, year in and year out, through so many iterations, epiphanies, meltdowns, brainstorms and do-overs.
I hope I support all of you as well as you support me. Thank you!!