Hello Well Women,
What do Flat Cedar Medicine bags, art prints, Vegan Hemp Oatmeal Vanilla Bar Soap, Cedar and Lavender Lotion, Chamomile Lip Balm, and Sage & Cedar Bundles have in common? They were all made by native and women-owned entrepreneurs during this year’s pandemic and supported through a project that packaged these items together and mailed them to people all over the world. The project was created by Native Women Lead, an organization dedicated to growing, supporting, and advocating for Native Women in positions of leadership through business and entrepreneurship with a goal to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business. The organization also gave out 35 loans totaling $150,000 under the Matriarch Response Loan Fund in partnership with Nusenda Credit Union and New Mexico Community Capital. Here to talk about this and all of the work she’s been doing to support native women leaders is Alicia Ortega from the Pueblos of Pojoaque and Santa Clara. She is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of Native Women Lead, an organization dedicated to growing, supporting and advocating for Native Women in positions of leadership through business and entrepreneurship with a goal to revolutionize systems and inspire innovation by investing in Native Women in business.
– Why we need to keep creating space for woman and women of color.
– How we can empower women to take up their space in business or politics.
– and finally, the importance of support small, women-owned businesses during the pandemic.
All the information shared today can be found at the show notes at wellwomanlife.com/231show
Here are the links to the local women-owned, native businesses.
The book Alicia mentioned was Becoming by Michelle Obama
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