Good News Friday: April Week 5
1. A women’s club
Chief is a membership-based company for female executives, which has physical spaces in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, US. Google’s parent company Alphabet has invested US$100mn in Chief, to provide the financial backing to open a clubhouse in San Francisco. The fourth clubhouse will provide a space for women to meet with curated groups of peers, mentors and other professionals.
2. Investment ready
Dr Chen Davies, founder of Latchaid, raised £1mn to develop the femtech app, targeted towards women having difficulty getting their baby to latch. Dr Davies said: “As a Chinese female solo entrepreneur running a women’s health business, it’s not easy to find investment. But if you can find the right investors, great ideas and a great team will ultimately attract funding.”
3. Global equality
Tennis star Venus Williams has spoken up to urge others to contribute to equal pay. “Achieving equal pay on the court isn’t enough. We need global pay equality industry-wide now. It cannot wait, together we find a bright spotlight on wages and equality,” she says. “Please join this movement and close the gender pay gap. Give to the girls, support pay tax.”