Workshop 3: Feminist Business Models: How they're special, why they matter, and how they can transform your entrepreneurship
CV Harquail, PhD, Co-Founder, ToolMaker, Feminists at Work
Feminist entrepreneurs are transforming business through their products, their revenue models, their leadership practices, and their stakeholder relationships. By using the venture-creation process to create alternatives to the often-extractive conventional startup, feminist entrepreneurs have developed values-driven business models, organizational practices that interrupt and reform oppressive uses of power, and products and marketing practices that proudly promote a feminist view of how the world could be. This view includes not only ending oppression and achieving gender equity but also creating economic systems that support the flourishing of all people and the ecosphere, making feminist business models relevant to entrepreneurs of all genders.
In this talk, CV Harquail, PhD, of Feminists at Work will offer a working definition of feminism, explain what defines a feminist business, and describe how a feminist business goes beyond mainstream social entrepreneurship to produce both profits and justice. She will introduce the Feminist Business Model Canvas and show how it organizes feminist values to shape a revenue model that delivers financial and real social change.