A Catalyst for Change

A Catalyst for Change

September 20, 2021 A Catalyst for Change “I am and always will be a catalyst for change.” -Shirley Chisholm   Our street was horrible. It was barely passable in a car and you had to get your front end aligned…

WEPOWER Recruits Second Cohort of Black and Latinx Women Preparing For Public Leadership

WEPOWER Recruits Second Cohort of Black and Latinx Women Preparing For Public Leadership

September 1, 2021 WEPOWER Recruits Second Cohort of Black and Latinx Women Preparing For Public Leadership In its second year, the Fellowship is designed to support and train Black and Latinx women to hold public leadership in St. Louis  …

Supporting the Soles of St. Louis

Supporting the Soles of St. Louis

August 21, 2021 Supporting the Soles of St. Louis By Jaquan Vassel I’m a certified pedorthist–someone who specializes in footwear. I help people find the right type of footwear for their feet, specializing in the needs of people with diabetes…

WEPOWER Launches $1.5 Million Fund to Invest in Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs in North St. Louis

WEPOWER Launches $1.5 Million Fund to Invest in Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs in North St. Louis

August 5, 2021 WEPOWER Launches $1.5 Million Fund to Invest in Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs in North St. Louis   St. Louis, MO – Today, WEPOWER, a community of Black and Latinx change-makers and entrepreneurs building political and economic power…

The Worlds We Invest In: Building Economy and Community in St. Louis and Honduras

The Worlds We Invest In: Building Economy and Community in St. Louis and Honduras

July 9, 2021 The Worlds We Invest In: Building Economy and Community in St. Louis and Honduras By Patrick Clapp Different people are exposed to different worlds, and at times there is overlap. There’s a world where people have everything…

Support Black Owned Businesses Today and Every Day

Support Black Owned Businesses Today and Every Day

June 18, 2021 Support Black Owned Businesses Today and Every Day One excellent way to celebrate Juneteenth today and everyday is to support local Black-owned businesses such as these. Each was chosen as a member of the Elevate/Elevar Accelerator, and…

2021 Elevate/Elevar Cohort

2021 Elevate/Elevar Cohort

MARCH 30, 2021 2021 Elevate/Elevar Cohort Become a Guest Expert Become a Mentor Welcome Our Second Cohort of Elevate/Elevar Accelerator Entrepreneurs!  We are thrilled to announce the members of our newest Elevate/Elevar Accelerator Cohort! After receiving 100+ applications, interviewing nearly…

A Whole Different Vibration

A Whole Different Vibration

MARCH 15, 2021 A Whole Different Vibration by Fatimah Muhammad with Joey Saunders   Entrepreneurialism is in my blood, passed down by my parents and grandparents. My fascination with bees, on the other hand, came about suddenly, almost like I’ve…

Justice Is My Favorite Word

Justice Is My Favorite Word

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 Justice Is My Favorite Word by Councilwoman and Inaugural Chisholm’s Chair Fellow Nicole Greer with Joey Saunders   Justice is my favorite word, but I want it to be more. I want to see it leap from…

Help Select Our Next Cohort of Black and Latinx Founders

Help Select Our Next Cohort of Black and Latinx Founders

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 Help Select Our Next Cohort of Black and Latinx Founders WEPOWER friends, Happy Black History Month!   This month is as much about our history as it is about staying awake together, reimagining a safer and more…