Intersectionality and inclusion

Women entrepreneurs

Intersectionality and Inclusion

No two women experience disempowerment in the same way. 

Black women, indigenous women, women from poorer backgrounds, trans women – they experience different challenges tied to their different identities. It follows that empowering them will require different kinds of work and different kinds of change. 

We spoke to three successful entrepreneurs, Christelle Kwizera, Alison Price and Leah Lizarondo, who have not only founded entrepreneurial businesses in male-dominated fields but are also using their work to tackle climate change and sustainability issues. We asked them how they navigated their way through these challenges to come out on top.  

Co-hosting the event with Bridget Kustin is Amanda Ellis, co-chair of the WE Empower United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge. Christelle, Alison and Leah have been recognised for their achievements by WE Empower who run a global business competition to honour, support and celebrate women entrepreneurs who are advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring communities to create the world we want by 2030.

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