FEMININE ECONOMICS DEPT.
AKA THE SISTERHOOD
A CO-LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR RADICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
WE BELIEVE BUSINESS IS A SITE TO EMBODY OUR VALUES,
CREATE NEW ECONOMIES, AND EXPERIMENT WITH NEW DISTRIBUTIONS
OF POWER AND RESOURCES.
When we wrote Proposals for The Feminine Economy back in 2015, our goal was to create a new vision for entrepreneurship, making it a site of feminist praxis. We followed with the launch of Feminist Business School in 2016, offering introductory courses for entrepreneurs who want to embody feminine and feminist principles in their business practices. Now, in 2018, we are excited to dive deep into these ideas with the formation of an online community focused on the study and application of the principles of the Feminine Economy. We are calling this: The Feminine Economics Department aka The Sisterhood.
The Feminine Economics Department is a home for learning, inquiry, active engagement, and applied practice. Unlike Feminist Business School, FED does not offer a structured step-by-step curriculum. Instead, we are creating a collaborative community for feminist entrepreneurs to come together, ask questions, experiment with new practices, and share resources as we grow our critical consciousness in the areas of economic theory, business finance, feminine-ism, and money.
Together, we will increase our economic literacy and expand our critical consciousness as we develop financially healthy businesses and make the Feminine Economy real. Our inquiry will be integrated and cross-disciplinary, including: the academic, material, theoretical, practical, imagined, mystical, applied, historic, artistic, embodied, experimental, and communal.
We are all teachers, we are all learners, we are all needed. Everyone contributes something valuable and unique. As we gather our shared wisdom, celebrate our combined talents, and generate momentum together, we transform our individual efforts into a collective movement.
We are initially launching FED as a 3 month experiment, beginning in October 2018. If, at the end, we all decide to continue this work together, Sister will make this an ongoing community.
In our first three months, we propose to focus on some of the following areas of inquiry: Profit, Economic Theory, Business Structure & Finance, Money & Mysticism, Feminist Literacy, Feminine-ism, Embodiment, Ecosystems, Ease, Dismantling the Meritocracy, Antiracist Business Practices, Wealth Re-Distribution.