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Elevating women of colour founders and leaders

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What's in the newsletter?

Trailblazers. Lionesses. Community.


Trailblazing Women

Original interviews with BIPOC women leaders, innovators and trendsetters.
BIPOC Women Leaders


News Roundups

Women of colour crushing it out in the world and stories that affect us.
Headlines from around the world.



Members of our community who are making moves and deserve a little love.
You, your friends, your community.
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Glowreel's Little Purple Book

Women receive less than 3% of Venture Capital Funding. That number is even less for women of colour founders. Our little purple book features some of our favourite woman of colour founded businesses. Click through to support women owned small businesses - and show those VC firms what they're missing out on!
R.H Sin:

They tried to burn her not knowing she was a flame.

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"The time to be courageous is now"
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
United States Congresswoman
Our purpose
Elevate the power and status of BIPOC women through uplifting and inspiring news and interviews.
  • Power
  • To The
  • Women

Who is a trailblazer?

Every week, we spotlight a trailblazing woman of colour founder or community leader.

These women are established in their field and use their platform, products and voice to empower others.

Every trailblazer experiences challenges and highlights on their journey and we are here to share that with you.

Our newsletters are here to inform and inspire you about the cool shit that women of colour are doing, and to empower you to blaze your own trail.
Kamala Harris:

I'm speaking. 🤚🏾

Gina Carey:

A strong woman

looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.
Whether you’re into business, beauty, academia, sports, the arts or politics (or anything really) our newsletters are here to inform and inspire you about everything to do with women of colour.
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Is Love

She slept with wolves

without fear,

for the wolves knew a lioness was among them.
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I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.

Maya Angelou
Poet and Activist
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I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.

Audre Lorde
Writer and Activist
Of women who have been to space are BIPOC women.
We share more interesting bites like these in the newsletter.
The World's BIPOC Women
  • 1960
    Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the first elected female Prime Minister of a sovereign country (Sri Lanka).
  • 1975
    Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1987
    Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Prime Ministers and Presidents are BIPOC Women
And we're only just beginning.
Let's glow ladies!

Glowreel women won't be switching up positions for you. Or anyone.

Our favourite position.
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Well behaved women
  • Rarely
  • Make
  • History
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All women glow.

Your pronoun may help identify you. But it doesn't define you. You belong here.

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Tell us about someone doing cool shit.

It can be you, your friends or family or someone else you know. Whether you’ve just started a book club, are creating artistic makeup looks for fun, or are doing some research and want to hear from women of colour. We want to share thing cool things you’re doing with a community shoutout!
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Shilpa Bhim - Founder of Glowreel
Founder and Editor
  • Shilpa Bhim
    Started Glowreel in December 2020
  • Indian Descent
    Born and raised in New Zealand
  • First Class Honours
    First Class Honours in Political Science, and bachelors' degrees in International Relations and English Literature

Why Glowreel?

I started Glowreel to create a space where you can learn about what BIPOC women all over the world have achieved, are achieving, or are on their way to achieving.

The aim? To celebrate the wins, elevate the power and status of BIPOC women, build a community of amazing people, and to inspire anyone who identifies as a woman of colour to blaze their own trail.
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