Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Primed To Use Entrepreneurship for Social Good
We all have “to do” lists – and they can be long lists, right?
Well, what if hundreds of other women in business paid to help you … tick off some of the world’s “to do” list – that is, solve pressing global problems with innovation and entrepreneurship?
Vicki Saunders has made it her mission to get women to invest in other women entrepreneurs.
She’s is the founder and CEO of SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led ventures working on what she calls the “World’s To Do List” – that is, using entrepreneurship to solve the UN’s 17 global goals – from poverty to clean water and climate change to quality education and economic development – and more besides.
She believes, as I do, that entrepreneurship is by far the best way to address these pressing problems where governments have failed – and that women entrepreneurs are uniquely suited to step up to these challenges.
Vicki is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded and built companies in Silicon Valley, Europe and Toronto, taking one of her companies public. With SheEO she’s built an inspiring network to effectively crowd-fund women-led businesses with interest free loans – generated by a community of 500 women each investing $1,100 – or $92 a month. Vicki says, it’s basically like this: “What does the intuition of 500 women pick this year?”
She says her goal is to get to a million women with a billion dollar perpetual fund… that grows and grows as founders pay back the loans as a legacy for the planet.
Listen to learn:
- Why the venture capital system is broken for women founders: “It’s just ‘chase the money. Greed. Make as much as you can. 10X returns. Find the next Unicorn’ versus relationships driving innovation to create a better world.”
- How you can do good and make money at the same time leveraging Ikigai, that is, finding your perfect lift, what the world needs, what you're amazing at, and how you can make money.
- How SheEO is addressing broken systems and structures
- Why SheEO’s 53-funded companies track metrics of progress towards the 17 UN Global Goals
- Why women founders focus less on product innovation and more on “process innovation”. She says women “look at the whole.”
- And much more!
More about Vicki Saunders at SheEO.World
Activate! To learn more visit SheEO
Listen to Vicki Saunders on her podcast at SheEO.World
Get the full transcript here
Where to follow Vicki on Social Media:
- Twitter @vickis
- Twitter @sheeo_world
- Facebook @vsaunders
- Facebook @SheEOWorld
- Instagram @sheeovicki
- Instagram @sheeo_world
- LinkedIn in/vsaunders
- LinkedIn in/sheeo-world
Like and Follow WINGS!
- Facebook @wingpodcast
- Instagram @MelindaWittstock2020
- Facebook @IAmMelindaWittstock
- Twitter @MelindaWINGS
Our Sponsors and Special Offers
Wings Of The Empowered Woman Mastermind & Retreat
Burned out? In overwhelm? Getting stressed trying to “do it all” to “have it all? Want to get more done in 4 days than you normally do in 4 months? Join other successful women entrepreneurs for a yearlong online Mastermind kicking off at a luxury spa in Scottsdale AZ for a unique, immersive and intimate Retreat for 4 days of collaboration, co-creation, and connection for transformational outcomes. Get up-to-the-minute business hacks, connect with other powerful women, discover time freedom, and leave energized, empowered and ready to step fully into the light. We’re taking applications right now. Hurry to lock in your place for our dates this fall.
Launch Your Magnetic and Profitable Podcast
Hands down a podcast is THE way to truly connect with your customers and if you do it right, engage a growing community of loyal fans hanging on your every word. I want to help you find your voice and grow your value by getting your podcast launched in 12 short weeks – with a blueprint for community engagement and monetization so you profit fro podcasting. If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur who wants to step up their game, hop on a complimentary call with me. I’ll share my 3 proven strategies that changed the game for me. Already a podcaster? Hop on the phone too because I want to share with you some secrets I’ve learned about how to engage and monetize a growing following. Book your call now.
Wings of Success Summit and Inner Circle
Grab your WINGS! Learn from 60+ women entrepreneurs who’ve “been there, built that” to create and sustain 6, 7, 8, 9 and even 10 figure businesses, grow their influence and overcome many challenges along the way. We share our success habits, give practical advice you can implement right away to transform your business and your life. Free for live streaming and early bird discounts now for lifetime access, instant downloads of video and audio lessons, bonus content plus access to an exclusive private Mastermind and a private VIP invitation to join the Wings Inner Circle for mentoring and more. It’s your “entrepreneurial MBA”! Join the Inner Circle for group coaching, mentoring from Melinda Wittstock and her growing network of top performing entrepreneurs and investors, and mastermind with your “business family”.
Zero Limits Ventures
How much is your company worth? Want to find out how to boost your valuation? Click here to claim your FREE consult call
with ZLV Founder Steve Little for your valuation enhancement and capital acquisition strategy. You can also book your complimentary “office hours”