Our Favorite Females: 6 Queer Entrepreneurs Changing the World
Every day we're getting a little bit closer to a future that's not only fair to, but in celebration of, the incredible, indelible impact that women have on a better world. In the spirit of the end of Pride month, we've highlighted six ladies that are blazing the trail for the LGBTQ+ and entrepreneur communities.
Patrisse Cullors— cofounder of Black Lives Matter
Via Hello Flo: "Two of the three BLM co-founders identify as queer, including Cullors, and all three of the co-founders recognize the increased amount of harassment and discrimination black women face in the LGBTQ+ community. “[Black Lives Matter] was created from not just a politic of ‘blackness,’ but it was created from the intersections of blackness, womanness, and queerness,” Cullors said of the founding of the movement.” Read More >>
Moj Mahdara— CEO of BeautyCon
Via Forbes: "Before Moj Mahdara took over as the CEO of Beautycon in 2015, it was just a small-scale meetup for a few-dozen beauty bloggers at the Youtube studios in Los Angeles.
Under her leadership, the LA-based serial entrepreneur has transformed Beautycon from an invite-only, Youtuber-to-Youtuber event to a massive, business-to-consumer cosmetics summit that has sold out to crowds of 15,000 makeup fans. The festival also makes annual visits to New York City, Dallas, London and Dubai." Read More >>
Jane Goldstein, Blaire Preise, Kelsey Hunter, Sage Fukes— cofounders of ELLIS Presents
Via Vanity Fair: "Recent college graduates Jane Goldstein, 24, Blaire Preiss, Kelsey Hunter, and Sage Fuchs, all 23, first thought up ELLIS in January, when the New York and New Jersey natives moved back to the city and realized that, besides each other, they had virtually no network of queer women. Though home to a recently estimated756,000 people who identify as L.G.B.T.Q., New York has few designated public spaces for queer women, especially after the shuttering of lesbian bars like The Dalloway and Meow Mix." Read More >>