5 Favorite Things: Digital Communities Empowering Women
The future is, no doubt, female—and finally—valuable resources to empower women entrepreneurs and executives are becoming more mainstream IRL and online. If you’re looking for the communal inspiration to get started—check out these five resources right away:
Create & Cultivate— “We gather the next generation of curious creatives, entrepreneurs and bosses to spark conversation around the topics they are passionate about from building your business to raising money, we hit all the topics for modern working women. At Create & Cultivate you are destined to meet other talented, like-minded women, all while learning tips and tricks from some of the best in the business.”
Chief— “Chief is a private network focused on connecting and supporting female leaders. To be accepted, applicants must be C-level or a rising VP. Chief is the only organization designed for women seated at or around the table. Our members are rising leaders making decisions today and influencing change tomorrow.”
The Wing— “The Wing’s mission is the professional, civic, social, and economic advancement of women through community. We believe that the act of coming together in furtherance of The Wing’s mission creates new opportunities, ideas and conversations that will lead to greater mobility and prosperity for womankind.”
Quilt— “At Quilt, women are empowered to transform their homes into community spaces. This encourages genuine connection, sharing and learning in an environment that feels good: her home.
We believe that the spaces we gather in and the people we connect with matters. By reimagining the way women to come together and connect through shared experience, we believe balance can be restored.”
Girl Gaze— “In 2016, #girlgaze launched on instagram as a way for photographers to submit images, sharing a perspective previously overlooked in mainstream media: how girls see the world.
Since then, we have grown into a global community of female-identifying photographers, directors and creatives. Now a tech company, we are offering unique opportunities of all kinds to our community, including live events and exclusive access to paid jobs. Our mission is to close the gender gap by supporting Gen Z and Millennial creative girls with job opportunities.”