Leading by Example: Fearless Women in the C-Suite and Beyond

“Invite people into your life that don’t look or think like you.” – Mellody Hobson

“Work hard at it, care about it. Write about our people: tell their story. You have something glorious to draw on begging for attention.“ – Lorraine Hansberry

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

I think one of the most exciting trends right now is the birth of the global citizen who is interested in not only improving his or her immediate neighborhood, but also helping his or her neighbors across the globe. – Kathy Calvin


Early Stage Funding for Women-led Social Enterprises

The Women’s Capital Collaborative

Women’s Capital Collaborative (WCC) is an effort led by RSF Social Finance in support of the economic empowerment of women. In January 2018, Forbes reported that four U.S. based, women-led enterprises were awarded more than $900,000 in loans and grants.

The Women’s Capital Collaborative Supports Social Enterprises That:

  • Are owned and/or led by women
  • Are collaborative, transparent and inclusive
  • Serve women and/or girls as a key priority
  • Prioritize long-term benefit to stakeholders
  • Are committed to advancing women in their organizations
  • Are based in the United States

Visit rsfsocialfinance.org to learn more about RSF and their efforts to back women-led social enterprises.