How are you doing? It’s been a week, right?! I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed with everything going on in the world right now. So I’ve been mindful of carving out space for rest and self-care. I hope you’re looking after yourself too 💜
Of course, it’s not all doom and gloom! There’s been lots of good news stories feat. BIPOC women bubbling away. This week, I’ve included a short news round up so you can fill your cup and head into the weekend knowing there’s some good happening in the world.
Let's get glowing
P.S. So Glowja Cat is all of us during every morning meeting, right?!
P.P.S. Congrats to Sruthi who won the random draw for filling out the recent Glowreel survey. A copy of Wahala by Nikki May is making it’s way to you via Amplify Bookstore. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the survey - your feedback is so valuable 💜
BIPOC Woman News Round Up!
The news round up = just like Mirabel’s grandkid round up!
- Game, set ... money? 🎾 Serena Williams has raised $111 million for new venture fund. Serena Ventures will invest in founders with diverse points of view 👏🏾
- It’s Barbie’s world 💅🏾 The first ever Barbie style collection features signature products from a diverse mix of female-founded brands. Including Glowreel fave, Live Tinted.
- All rise for Her Honour 👩🏿⚖️ Ketanji Brown Jackson has been nominated for a spot on the Supreme Court of the US. Confirmation hearings begin on 21 March. If all goes well, Jackson will the the first Black woman to sit on the court. No doubt, she’ll shake the bench up!
- She’s a Federal Reserve Boss 🙋🏾♀️ Economist Dr. Susan Collins is set to become the first Black woman to lead a Federal Reserve Bank.
- Squid Game goes down in SAG history 🦑 Jung Ho-yeon received her first Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award earlier this week. Her win, and that of her co-star Lee Jung-jae, marked the first time actors in a non-English language series took home awards at the SAG!
- We love a melanated reading list! 📚 Get on it with these 20 must-read books for women of colour and fellow allies.
✨ SPECIAL SHOUTOUT ✨
We love doing special shoutouts!
Your Hype Girl is here (and the e-book is currently $0.99)!
Friend of Glowreel, and host of the celebrated Female Startup Club podcast, Doone Roisin, has just released her first book. Your Hype Girl is a compilation of Doone’s top 51 interviews and includes inspiring stories, actionable tips, and strictly no BS real-world advice for entrepreneurs. It features some of your favourite BIPOC woman entrepreneurs, including the Flex Mami (aka, Lillian Ahenkan). “Finally. A realistic handbook full of advice for women (literal powerhouse business women) by women,” says Flex.
You Need To Watch: Angrezee
Written and directed by Hebah Ali, this short film follows a young immigrant single-dad who’s tasked with teaching his daughter English, which he does through American sitcoms. A 16 minute film that will have you feeling all the feels.
Women Of Glowreel: Break The Bias
International Women’s Day 2022 is next Tuesday. This year’s theme? Break the bias! 👊🏾
A time to advocate for a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2022, we’re amplifying some of the incredible women in our community who are breaking down barriers and breaking the bias! Full interviews are linked through each name:
- Annie Louey - Comedian and actress who’s using her platform to encourage more BIPOC to take up comedy and media positions.
- Ash Paraskevas - An influencer who uses her voice to uplift everyone around her. Ash also encourages everyone to unapologetically bring their whole selves to the table.
- Lana Patel - Lana uses her platform to uplift trans women and women of colour.
- Rebecca Willink - Founder of the Make The Space campaign, which advocates for access to all makeup shades to BIPOC.
- Sasha K.Taylor - Child marriage survivor and a woman on a on a mission to end child marriage.
- Shuari Naidoo - Founder of Moraka Menstrual Cups, which is on a mission to make periods cost-effective and sustainable.
One Lioness To Another
You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.