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Female Founders Series: Frau Stock from Smicies

in #TechTavern/Business/Food
Carola Antonia Stock (Smicies) is our featured interviewee. (Photo courtesy of C. A. Stock)
Carola Antonia Stock (Smicies) is our featured interviewee. (Photo courtesy of C. A. Stock)

We continue our series of Q&A’s highlighting female entrepreneurs. Today’s interview is with Carola Antonia Stock, co-founder of the local company Smicies, which aims to change the way we snack.

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She BAM! Empowering women in the arts

in Arts
Photo: She BAM! Art
Photo: She BAM! Art

“Entering the space under construction at the time of my visit, I am greeted by Sarah Pschorn’s works like a cast of characters gathered on a stage.”

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Female Founders Series: Marilu Valente

in #TechTavern/Business/Society
Marilu Valente opens our Female Founders Series. (Photo courtesy of Marilu Valente)
Marilu Valente opens our Female Founders Series. (Photo courtesy of Marilu Valente)

In our small corner of the world, where the gap between the number of men and women leading businesses is also painfully evident, LeipGlo is doing its own interviews to highlight female founders, their wins and struggles. We start with Leipzig-based eco-design entrepreneur Marilu Valente.

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Germany: “the most feminist country I’ve ever lived in”

in My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
Street art in Berlin, Germany.
Street art in Berlin, Germany.

“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”

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Women’s well-meaning meanness

in Lifestyle/Opinion/Society
Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)
Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)

In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.

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Women’s rights activist goes “Global Girls”

in Action/Philosophies
Dirt road in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: Catherine Davis
Dirt road in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: Catherine Davis

“I believe that it is not enough to simply sympathize with these women. We must take action. Voices that echo with passion and determination are the key to ending these rights violations.”

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