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   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 heard poets describe…

Justice Is My Favorite Word

Justice Is My Favorite Word

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

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…

Our Dreams Hold Hands

Our Dreams Hold Hands

JANUARY 29, 2021 Our Dreams Hold Hands by Tiffany Wesley   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the interconnectedness of dreams. How our ancestors’ dreams reach out and hold onto, a grandmother’s, a father’s, his daughter’s. I feel so…

2020 Reflections | The Audacity to Confront Audacious Injustice

2020 Reflections | The Audacity to Confront Audacious Injustice

JANUARY 1, 2021 2020 Reflections | The Audacity to Confront Audacious Injustice   This December, I have especially appreciated both the small and big things in my life: the taste of my favorite dessert, the smell of Christmas trees, the…

Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing

Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing

JANUARY 1, 2021 Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing   As 2020 comes to a close, we asked members of the WEPOWER team to reflect on their year and describe one good thing that came out of the incredibly challenging…

WEPOWER & Kiva Join Forces to Address Racial Disparities In Access to Capital, Offer Zero Interest Loans to STL Small Business Owners

WEPOWER & Kiva Join Forces to Address Racial Disparities In Access to Capital, Offer Zero Interest Loans to STL Small Business Owners

DECEMBER 10, 2020 WEPOWER & Kiva Join Forces to Address Racial Disparities In Access to Capital, Offer Zero Interest Loans to STL Small Business Owners St. Louis, MO (December 2, 2020) – WEPOWER, a burgeoning STL-based social startup, and Kiva,…

What's Next SLPS banner with logo and Black families

What’s Next SLPS Calls to Action on Permanent School Closures

What’s Next SLPS Calls to Action on Permanent School Closures

As parents, educators, aunts, uncles, SLPS alumni, and disruptors of the status quo, we are clear about the kind of future all of our children deserve. Because of that clarity, because of our fierce and unwavering love for our children…

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 Go Ask Alice By Alice Moore Alice Moore is an Elevate ESTL Power Builder in East St. Louis, IL. Photos by Joey Saunders. So many things have happened for me because I wasn’t afraid to journey. That…