WOMEN & MONEY: Yes, we really have to keep talking about this
Woman entrepreneurs fight Covid slump with new business ideas
Sponsored content: Kenyan women enrolled with the BOMA Project have turned to making face masks for income as livestock markets are shut down.
Three women in Samburu County, northwestern Kenya, started a tailoring business to diversify their income streams and increase their resilience to the impacts of both coronavirus and the climate crisis.
Like many pastoralists in Northern Kenya, these women traditionally depend on livestock markets to make a living, but the government closed them down after the outbreak of Covid-19. To adapt, the group invested in a second-hand sewing machine and are now making face masks, which they are selling across the region. CLICK FOR MORE
The Money Talk: The One With the Parents’ Retirement
by ELLEVEST TEAM
Not-so-fun fact: 61% of women say they’d rather talk about their own death than have a conversation about money. That’s some societal money taboo BS, and we’re ready to change that. So this is The Money Talk, a series in which we’ll be answering example* questions on how to kick-start important money convos.
I have a big family event coming up, and I can’t wait to see everyone. There’s just one problem: I need to have a long-overdue talk with my parents. The thing is … I think maybe I’m their retirement plan. Either that or they just don’t have one. CLICK FOR MORE
120 Businesses Owned by Native American Women+
Like Black women and Latinx women, Native American women running businesses face extra hurdles. Businesses owned by Native women have been growing faster than average over the last five years, but their businesses generate less revenue due to systemic racism and sexism. It’s estimated that if businesses run by Native women were equal to those run by white women, they’d add an additional $27,102,284 to the economy. CLICK FOR MORE