PALO ALTO — Female founders are invited to the next virtual meeting of Changing Tides Circles on May 15. Founded by Jennifer LeBlanc, CEO of The Changing Tides Movement, these online gatherings are mastermind groups of 8-12 women with research-based curriculum specifically designed for the needs of female founders.
LeBlanc launched The Changing Tides Movement to enable the continued development, empowerment and growth of women-founded businesses. “My mission is to drive massive amounts of capital into the hands of women to change the face of the universe,” she said.
And, according to LeBlanc women need it. Women start an average of 1,821 new businesses per day in the U.S. (2017-2018). Since 2007, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 58%, far greater than businesses overall at 12%, and the total employment by women-owned businesses rose 21%, while employment for all businesses declined by 0.8%. However, as Lioness reported in 2018, men still lead entrepreneurship in venture capital (as receivers and investors), exposure (media outlets focused on entrepreneurship cater to a male audience and admit that more than 70 percent of their readers are male), and better access to resources.
Changing Tides Circles support women founder communities at the local level, providing networking with both funders and other founders, building strength and deepening economic power. The curriculum provides women founders with resources, tailored activities, curated content and accountability.
Changing Tides events are open to all womxn however they identify, including cis women, transwomen, genderqueer women and non-binary people who identify, have identified,or have been identified as female or woman.
For more information on Changing Tides Circles, visit changingtidesmovement.com/circles/.