Wellington-based social enterprise Pomegranate Kitchen has been named as one of five top female-led Kiwi businesses by SheEO. So what comes next, and how do we help close the massive inequality gap when it comes to women-led businesses and venture capital funding?
Miranda Hitchings and Jacinta Gulasekharam, who founded Dignity with the idea to create affordable and accessible sanitary items for all women and menstruating people in New Zealand, chat about the need for sanitary items in workplaces, the importance of providing sanitary items to schools, equality, and more.
Wā Collective founder Olie Body chats with Idealog about her social enterprise, what we can do to end period poverty, why we need to have open and frank discussions about periods and menstruation if we’re to end the discrimination and promote a more equal society, and more.
How do you break the stereotype of the younger generation that’s been labelled lazy, self-entitled and reckless with money (hello, $15 smashed avocado on toast) and help them do some social good? You create an app akin to the world’s most popular dating platform, Tinder, that connects volunteers with charities and social causes. Collaborate co-founder Holly Norton explains her app, how it’s smashing Millennial stereotypes and how people actually do want to do volunteer work, it’s just the process that’s hard.
Andy Crowe and Rui Peng love asking questions, answering problems and the Auckland suburb of Mt Roskill – and they have turned all these passions into a social enterprise tackling inequality. It does this by co-creating inventive products, spaces and experiences using digital technologies while currently operating out of a low-decile school.
Tents in offices. Pizza boxes piled as high as a person. Enough energy drinks to drown an elephant. And enough bright people working on making the world a better place through technology to lift the spirits of even the most hard-hearted. Sounds like the latest edition of Datacomp.