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8 Black women create fund to raise $1 billion by 2030 to invest in African American girls

Black women and girls are often left out or erased from the social justice movement. A large part of that is because funds for the organizations that center them and their experiences are scarce.

A recent study showed that philanthropic giving from foundations averaged about $5.48 for each woman or girl of color in the United States. This minuscule portion accounts for just 0.5% of the $66.9 billion given by foundations, according to Giving USA 2018.

For Black women and girls, the amount is even smaller because this data encompasses all women and girls of color, including Asian Americans, Latinas and Indigenous people.

The Black Girl Freedom Fund, created by a notable group of leaders and activists, hopes to change that, and specifically invest in Black girls and women.

The goal of the fund is to invest $1 billion in Black girls and women by 2030. More than $12.6

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How to Raise Money for Your Startup

We asked the members of the 2020 Female Founders 100 for their best advice about money. These are the highlights.

Suma Wealth
If you go into a room where everyone looks the same and no one looks like you, think, “No one has my experience, and that’s why I’m valuable.”

Eight Sleep
To build a strong, diverse investor roster, you need to start early and be patient. It’s much easier and better to get women investors in the early rounds.

The Alinker Inventions
All my employees make a living wage, as determined by the MIT calculator. I think I make around $21 an hour. I refuse to focus on money: It takes all of us to run this company and to build this community.

Heal
Just when you think you really should give up: Don’t. With the five minutes extra that you put in, there might be someone around the

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On International Day Of Non-Violence Women Peace Builders Raise Their Voices

On this International Day of Non-Violence, established by the UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271–we commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s October 2 birthday.

As our world faced COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for an “immediate

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