💙💛A Message of Solidarity and Hope
FemWealth Issue #49
Dear FemWealth Friend,
I hope you are safe and well! ❤️
In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, whose country has been unlawfully invaded, I am sharing some resources if you can offer your support:
Tech To The Rescue - a campaign for tech companies to pledge talent in support of Ukrainian NGOs
World Central Kitchen - offers fresh meals to people across Ukraine
Save The Children - supports children at risk
Nova Ukraine - Ukraine-based nonprofit, provides citizens with everything from baby food and hygiene products, to clothes and household supplies
The Ukrainian Red Cross - provides humanitarian work, from aiding refugees to training doctors
If you can provide housing to people seeking refuge, please take this survey.
In the know:
Ukrainian female soldiers make up 15% of the army and defend their country on the frontline.
Ukrainian women civilians and members of the Parliament are also actively supporting the defense.
Many anti-war protesters, predominantly women, are taking to the streets across Russia at the risk of being detained.
In the hope that the situation deescalates quickly and peace negotiations start without delay, please show your support by joining the anti-war demonstrations, housing refugees (if possible), donating, petitioning political leaders, and sharing verified information on social media.
Thank you! 🙏
Do you know other ways to help Ukrainians and Ukraine residents in need? Please share in the comments!
FemWealth Favorites ❤️
Leadership: 🇺🇦 Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya declared herself the national leader (currently in exile) of Belarus and addressed the women of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia
Justice: ⚖️ Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman selected for the nation’s top court [US-focus]
Startups: 💸 Alloy Automation raises $20M to scale its e-commerce automation tech - Co-founded and led by Sara Du
💸 Gloria Lin thinks construction needs to ‘catch the wave of fintech’ - Co-founded by Gloria Lin, Siteline aims to give contractors in the construction industry an easy way to get paid faster and more easily. The startup raised $15 million in a Series A led by Menlo Ventures
“Construction is one of those large industries that impacts how we all live, but it really hasn’t caught the wave of fintech and cloud computing, and generally hasn’t been as digitized as other sectors.”
💸 This startup wants to help renters get rewarded for paying their rent on time - Co-founded and led by Lily Liu, Piñata makes renters feel rewarded and helps build their credit. It raised $13 million in Series A funding
“One of the biggest things that I regret as a renter is all of those longtime rent payments haven’t contributed to my credit score. They have not resulted in any additional perks or benefits or equity-building opportunities. And that’s really one of the biggest pain points that all of the renters now on our platform have — that even if they get a good deal on rent, they feel like it’s money down the drain.”
💸 As brands clamour to back causes, Good-Loop raises $6M for its view-to-donate ad platform - Co-founded by Amy Williams, Good-Loop’s platform entices people to view ads to “unlock” a donation to charity
💸 Arlan Hamilton wants to reroute how startups hire - Arlan Hamilton, the Founding Partner of Backstage Capital, is building Runner, a labor marketplace that connects startups with operations people looking for part-time work. The startup raised a $1.5 million pre-seed round on a SAFE note at an undisclosed valuation.
“There are so many places you can go if you want to learn how to code or if you want to get a job as in the more technical side of things. But where do you go right now if you want to be someone’s right hand, the COO, etc. … it’s sort of an afterthought for most [companies].”
💸 DishDivvy serves up marketplace for on-demand, home-cooked food - Co-founded and led by Ani Torosyan, DishDivvy has raised $1.3 million in pre-seed funding to expand its reach across the US.
Angel Investing & VC: 💸 Europe’s Revent hits $68M hard cap on its climate, health & impact-focused fund - Dr. Lauren Lentz is a founding partner of Revent.
“We’re convinced that Europe is uniquely positioned to lead the way for more technology-driven positive impact for the planet and society.”
“Women who suffer from menopause and sexual dysfunction require a multi-faceted and individualized approach to health care that takes into account physical symptoms, mental health and personal relationships. We have seen our approach change the lives of thousands of women who have sought out the health care providers at HerMD after years of dismissals and failed treatments.”
💸 Nabta Health raises $1.5 million as femtech gains ground worldwide - Founded by Sophie Smith, Nabta Health provides women across Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian populations access to tools to detect, diagnose and treat chronic diseases by combining digital and traditional healthcare.
“Women in emerging markets need access to holistic healthcare, particularly in the context of infertility, because of the growing prevalence of chronic diseases.”
“I know first-hand just how distressing and isolating infertility and pregnancy loss can be. No one should be left feeling confused, anxious and alone. I passionately believe that access to reliable information and support should be available at every step of the IVF rollercoaster.” - Karen Hanson
Women’s Rights: 🇨🇴 Colombia court decriminalizes abortion, adding to regional momentum - After Mexico and Argentina, Colombia is the third in Latin America to expand abortion rights in just over a year
Thank you for reading FemWealth! 🥰
Stay safe & well!
Founder & Writer of FemWealth