Cox & Palmer Lawyers Investing in Female Entrepreneurs
Cox & Palmer is pleased to announce that four partners – Anna Cook, Stephanie Hickman, Rebecca Atkinson and Katie O’Neill – have become SheEO Activators as part of SheEO’s Radical Generosity Initiative. Through crowdfunding, the initiative calls for 1000 women across Canada to commit $1,000 each to dramatically transform how women-led ventures are supported, financed and celebrated.
According to statistics, only 4% of venture capital goes to female entrepreneurs and, if women were financed to the same degree as their male counterparts, 6 million jobs would be created in North America in the next 5 years. Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO says, “It’s not just the money that female entrepreneurs need, they also need networks of support and the collective buying power of women to help grow their businesses.”
“When we heard about SheEO, it immediately spoke to us – here’s a way we can leverage our knowledge and career success to help other business women realize their full potential,” says, Anna Cook of Cox & Palmer.
Every one of the 1000 women who contributes $1,000 will take part in selecting 10 winning business ventures this fall and each venture will share in the $1million funding pool as a zero percent interest loan. The deadline to join the Radical Generosity Initiative is November 27th.