Men still attract the bulk of startup financing – yet when it comes to crowdfunding, women-led campaigns seem to do better. Why? And what can founders learn from their successes? Top tips from a crowdfunding expert.
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Two organisations have teamed up to help the residents of Melkhoutfontein upcycle waste into sought-after products – helping them generate an income, clean up the environment, and even tap into a part-forgotten cultural heritage.
Andrea Gamson, co-founder of _SocialStarters and WISE100 Women’s Champion award-winner, on surviving the 2004 tsunami, booking in ‘monk days’ for her mental health, and plugging the skills gap in social enterprise.
Brazil’s coastal city Rio de Janeiro might seem worlds apart from the UK’s London borough of Hackney. But on a recent visit, three Brazilian visitors are inspired by British women's work in social enterprise.