Economic empowerment has always been high on the feminist agenda. In capitalist societies, economic power ensures you have a greater voice and more political influence than you otherwise would. When you’re economically secure, you’re able to provide a secure, safe environment for yourself and your family, you can take up educational opportunities you might not otherwise have access to, and you can enjoy greater levels of ease as you pursue your creative dreams.
One of the reasons I love supporting female entrepreneurs is because building a business is a feminist act. It’s the next frontier of women’s economic empowerment and we are thrilled to see so many women taking up the opportunity to take hold of their economic future.
Below is a short (and in no way exhaustive) timeline of women’s economic empowerment in Australia, the UK, and the US.
Aus, 1902: Women* are granted the right to … [Read More...]