Meet the domestic violence survivor changing the world, one blanket at a time

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s also the month my company turned 2.

That isn’t a coincidence. I started Thread Talk in October of 2017 because I am a domestic violence survivor, and I wanted to build a business that would allow me to empower and support other survivors, while helping me build my own purpose-driven life.… Read the rest

Earth Equity’s Kerry Keihn Attends Ten Thousand Villages National Workshop

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Break the Silence: An evening with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke

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Speaker Series Recap: Diversity & Inclusion Takeaways

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A Conversation with Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Atlanta Hawks

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Inclusion & the Next Economy: A Solutions Based Conversation

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A Week at Camp Girl Boss

Leesa and I both feel lucky that we were able to be a part of Camp Girl Boss earlier in July. Camp Girl Boss was an inaugural program created by Asheville entrepreneur and leader Emily Breedlove.  It was a week-long day camp held at UNCA that empowered girls to find their voices, celebrate the power of their ideas, and step boldly in the direction of what is possible as they created their own companies.… Read the rest

Gender Lens Investing: Earth Equity Advisors Offering the Social Index Portfolio

Earth Equity Advisors is now offering a unique investment portfolio that has been managed by Green Alpha Advisors, LLCsince 2015, and is constructed using powerful leadership diversity and sustainability lenses. Green Alpha’s Next Economy Social Index utilizes unique gender & social inclusion criteria based on the following real-world evidence and academic research:

  • Diverse teams perform at higher levels than homogenous ones because they are more creative.
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The Future of Finance is Female

IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – SO WE’RE ACKNOWLEDGING AND CELEBRATING FEMALE INVESTORS! THESE ARE THE TRENDS WE’RE WATCHING:

MORE WEALTH

Women’s privately owned wealth has grown significantly in recent decades. By 2020 women are expected to control $22 trillion of personal wealth in the US. … Read the rest