Meet + Support The Spring 2022 Cohort of Elevate/Elevar Biz Accelerator!

Meet + Support The Spring 2022 Cohort of Elevate/Elevar Biz Accelerator!

May 4, 2022 Meet + Support The Spring 2022 Cohort of Elevate/Elevar Biz Accelerator!   WEPOWER is beyond thrilled to welcome our third ever cohort of Elevate/Elevar, our accelerator for Black and Latinx-owned companies. This year, we are scaling our…

A “One-Of-A-Kind” Team: An Interview with WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building Team

A “One-Of-A-Kind” Team: An Interview with WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building Team

March 30, 2022 A “One-Of-A-Kind” Team: An Interview with WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building Team WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building team came together with interviewer Whitney Bembenek to share about their backgrounds, personal visions, superpowers, and the meaning of their work. The…

13 Black and Latinx Women graduate from WEPOWER’s Chisolm’s Chair Fellowship, prepare to pursue public leadership positions

13 Black and Latinx Women graduate from WEPOWER’s Chisolm’s Chair Fellowship, prepare to pursue public leadership positions

March 18, 2022 13 Black and Latinx Women graduate from WEPOWER’s Chisolm’s Chair Fellowship, prepare to pursue public leadership positions In its second year, the Fellowship is designed to support and train Black and Latinx women as they pursue public…

Letting Curiosity Lead

Letting Curiosity Lead

November 23, 2021 Letting Curiosity Lead By Vanessa Pimblott I have a longstanding nickname that my grandma gave me: Sinvergüenza. It’s Spanish for “bold and without shame.” She has always told me, “¡Eres tan sinvergüenza!” (You’re so shameless!)–and it’s true!…

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…