Welcome & Introduction
Our March blog is shorter and sweeter! It features our growing team, some information on Russia attacking Ukraine, The Female Quotient, and Women's Soccer Wins Equal Pay.
What’s going on with S4SB?
Our Growing Team
I started working for Katherine back in May 2020. We had a small team: Katherine, Connie, Katie, Kiani, and myself. Since then we’ve added Kate, Georgia, Jess, and Molly! It’s incredible to work alongside these incredible humans. I can’t wait to see where S4SB goes. Here’s a picture of our team in our most recent staff meeting:
DEI Discussions & Community Opportunities
Russia attacks Ukraine
I’m sure most of you have already heard about what’s going on in Ukraine, but I figured I would share the news to keep our clients informed. Here’s a short passage from the Los Angeles Times that gives a good overview of the situation. ““Ukraine’s government said Russian tanks and troops had crossed the border from the east, north and south in a “full-scale war.” Ukrainian authorities described ground invasions in multiple regions. Border guards released images showing Russian military vehicles crossing into territory held by the Ukrainian government. European authorities declared the country’s airspace an active conflict zone”.
A few ways to donate:
How to help the Ukrainian Army: https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/
Russia - Ukraine War: Info and Ways to Help https://ukrainewar.carrd.co/ this link includes further links to organizations like Come Back Alive, Army SOS, Phoenix Wings, and many more.
The Female Quotient
“Black women represent 42% of all women who opened up shop between 2014 and 2019 and are behind a whopping 2.7 million businesses nationwide. But despite these facts, something drops off: Only 3% of Black women run mature businesses. This gap is not due to lack of talent, desire or hard work. For many female entrepreneurs, the gap can be chalked up (in part) to a lack of venture capital funding. Black women have often built their own tables in the venture capital space, facing additional challenges like higher loan deniability and interest rates compared to white-owned businesses.”
Donate to VC funds that are supporting women of color-owned businesses. 1863 Ventures and the Fearless Fund are two examples that are helping to close the gap in venture capital funding by supporting underrepresented founders.
Women’s Soccer Wins Equal Pay
“Under the terms of the agreement, the athletes will receive $24 million and a pledge from the soccer federation to equalize pay for the men’s and women’s national teams…” Read more about this here: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/22/sports/soccer/us-womens-soccer-equal-pay.html
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