As we look ahead to 2020, the gift economy is gaining momentum.
It’s a movement that has been growing in popularity in recent years.
And it’s bringing many of the same challenges as the men’s movement.
But Black women entrepreneurs are making the case for a new approach, one that is embracing the power of social media and technology.
Here’s how they’ve done it: The Women’s Entrepreneurs Network, or WENN, has been a powerful force for women entrepreneurs.
The group has helped connect and empower women who’ve been working in technology and technology-related fields.
WENNs also works to help women create new opportunities for themselves.
The organization launched its second chapter in the spring and plans to expand its presence.
In 2017, the WENNN launched the first women-led women-focused business accelerator program in Silicon Valley, called The Female Venture Capital Network.
The program provides women entrepreneurs with mentors and resources to help them get started.
The nonprofit organization has also launched a Women’s Investment Network, an investment program focused on women-owned businesses and their growth.
These programs are working to build the foundations of an entirely new economy for women in tech.
But what’s different about this model?
What’s different from the men?
Here are five reasons why: 1.
The Women Entrepreneur Network isn’t a business accelerator 2.
The women entrepreneurs aren’t all white or female 3.
There are more women than men in the industry 4.
Women are getting a lot of credit for the progress women have made in technology The Women in Technology Entrepreneurs (WITE) Network, the nonprofit organization started by former WENn members, has grown to become one of the most influential women-founded businesses in Silicon.
It was founded by the group’s founder, Natasha Clements, in 2015.
It focuses on helping women get started in technology-driven industries and has helped create more than 500 women-run companies across the world.
The WITE is currently the largest women-driven venture capital fund in the country, with $25 million committed to venture capital.
WITEs goal is to create an entirely female-run, nonprofit technology accelerator program that will help women grow in the tech industry.
WISE is focused on bringing women entrepreneurs into the tech space, with more than $100 million invested in female-founded companies, according to the group.
“We are the first group to offer an all-female accelerator program and the first to have more women-specific programming than men-specific,” says WITe co-founder and CEO Anna Krawiec.
“We want to make sure that we are building a network that’s inclusive to all women and that we help women to take advantage of the opportunities they have in tech.”
The WITes mission is to provide financial and technical assistance to female entrepreneurs and build an industry that fosters the careers and businesses of women, Krawies said.”WISE has done a fantastic job of bringing together some of the best and brightest women in the technology space, from all different backgrounds, and connecting them together,” says co-CEO and founder Nia Brown.
“There are a lot more women entrepreneurs than men, and this is a big part of why we’ve been able to grow and to thrive.”
As a new startup, WISE doesn’t have the resources or the expertise to compete against a larger network.
The accelerator program only has about 60 members, and most of those are women.
WINEs founders and mentors are also not the ones who will be helping the women start companies.
Instead, they are mentoring them.
“It’s a very male-dominated group, so they’re going to be able to learn a lot from us, but they won’t be getting the mentorship,” says Brown.
They’re learning from the network, which Brown describes as a “virtual mentoring network.”WINEs goal is for the network to grow into an entire network of women-powered companies, as well as for its members to get mentors.
The network has about 100 women on its board of directors.
“Our goal is not to get women into tech,” says Krawi.
“Our goal here is to get them into the accelerator.
And so if you’re a white male, that’s fine.
But if you are an African American, that doesn’t work.”
While WISEs founders have made it clear that they’re not looking to recruit, there are plenty of opportunities for women to get in touch with the WISE network.
Women in tech are also being encouraged to start businesses, and the WITs network has recently been hosting events to give female entrepreneurs a chance to learn about their business options.
“It’s really exciting to see that the WINE network has a lot to offer,” says Clements.
“The WINE is an amazing network that is helping to provide mentoring to all these women that are in the same position.”