024 Aaahhh the silence
The Future Is Africa, Billion Dollar Code & CHANEL's book club
as amazing as the trip to nature was last weekend (LINK for coverage) - I must say, I missed this weekend desktop time and hope you enjoy the selection of goodies below.
Thank you to the contributors, who have sent in their peaks and highlights this time. Make sure to send me your job listings, exhibitions, projects, links and thoughts via email@example.com 💌
Have a lovely Sunday,
Crowdfunding Felt like history was being made, when sustainable bank Tomorrow had to raise their amount of funding to 8 Mio due to higher than planned demand. Their first round was already successful (200 People, 300 Minutes, 3 Mio Euros), which is why they created an amazing short video to advertise for their initiative’s 2nd turn (LINK)
Business Having just left an all male, C-level start up, this article about European VC firms that REALLY back up female entrepreneurs caught my eye - wondering how long it will take to make fundamental change happen (jawn) (LINK)
Business II On that note: This list of 21 inspiring finalists for the EU Prize for Women Innovators looks hopeful to me, including Sofie Quidenus-Wahlforss (Austria/Germany), founder and CEO of omni:us, a data-driven, AI platform that automates insurance claims. Winners will be announced in late November (LINK)
Business III 21 years ago, Sarah Blakely took 5k $ of her savings to create “an undergarment that didn’t exist”. This week, she sold her company Spanx to Blackstone at a 1.2 Bn valuation (LINK)
Publishing industry Paper is getting rare! Berlin-based bookshop She Said announced on IG that they are pre-ordering the estimated titles for the xmas shopping wave in order to prevent shortages and disappointment. If you gift books this year, you might consider to secure your favorites already now (LINK)
Podcast In her first appearance in such a format, violinist turned artist Ayumi Paul brings her 300 year old instrument and shares how she floats through her weekends, creating spaces of thoughts and inspirations in her head (LINK, German only). She also hosts her “Singing Project” at Gropius Bau until the end of the year (LINK)
Culture Staatsoper Unter den Linden has stepped up their booking game: When choosing your ticket, you can see the a preview of the angle that you would view the stage from (LINK)
Geek Tech Have you ever heard of the design agency Art + Com? They sued Google back in 2014 due to a patent right infringement. Now Netflix made a tv series out of that plot named Billion Dollar Code (LINK, German)
Wellness Amanda Chantal Bacon managed to raise another C series of 10 Mio for her business Moon Juice. She spoke to WSJ about her new cook book and how adaptogens can decrease your stress level (LINK)
Fashion Just like Isabel Marant, Filippa K launched their own Re-Sell platform, unfortunately only in Sweden as of yet - but what a great development (LINK)
Cooperation Hamburg-based fashion label Closed matched up with NY fashion publishing icon Leandra Medine for a capsule collection. So her, so smart, so buzzy! (LINK)
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JOBS (all f/m/d and in Berlin or remote if not stated otherwise)
(German, remote) Social Media Redakteur*in ab 1.11. oder später in Vollzeit, Werkstudent*in Pinterest Content Creator ca. 8 Std pro Woche sowie eine*n Freelance Sales Manager // Hamburg-based online magazine Femtactics (German, LINK)
Team Lead Global Styling Direction, full-time // Zalando. Acting as a consultant, guardian and quality control for all styling related questions on brand campaigns and editorial initiatives (LINK)
Artist & Label Partnerships Manager GSA, full-time // Spotify. Tasks: build impactful and innovative artist partnerships utilising on-platform promotion and off-platform marketing to ensure that artists, managers and labels see Spotify as the #1 partner for artist development (LINK)
My Body, My Bra: Bodytech.Berlin is looking for women with bra sizes 80-90 B-D to take part in their measurements for a study that supports their product development. November 5th to 7th at Fashion Council Germany, Meinekestr. 12, 10719 Berlin. You will receive a goodie bag as a present, make your appointment here, more infos here.
October 27th to November 4th // THE FUTURE IS AFRICA is a children’s and youth film festival featuring contributions from Africa and the African diaspora. British curator June Givanni has put together a program of nearly 30 short and feature-length films that cover themes of identity, diaspora, coming of age and heroism through stylistic devices such as documentary, portrait, magical realism and Afrofuturism. (LINK)
Now until January 16th // Kara Walker at Schirn Museum in Frankfurt. The artist has opened her extensive archive of drawings and is presenting about 650 graphic works and a selection of films (LINK)
November 8th to December 10th // Tiny CFO is a 5 week online course by finance expert Jana Kovacovska that helps you get clarity and control over your business, a solid understanding of your profitability and cash flow (LINK)
As Highsnobiety wrote in their noteworthy article: “Suddenly it’s about everything but the fashion” (LINK) - Did you know that Chanel had a book club? ❤️ In the fourth edition of the Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon, Charlotte Casiraghi, Keira Knightley as well as writers Erica Wagner and Jeanette Winterson pay tribute to Virginia Woolf (LINK).
All I could do was to offer you an opinion upon one minor point—a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction; and that, as you will see, leaves the great problem of the true nature of woman and the true nature of fiction unsolved. I have shirked the duty of coming to a conclusion upon these two questions—women and fiction remain, so far as I am concerned, unsolved problems. But in order to make some amends I am going to do what I can to show you how I arrived at this opinion about the room and the money.
🛍 SAVE THE DATE
The next hey woman! fall/winter online sale is in the making. There will be coats (Barbour), bags (LV), boots (Stuart Weitzmann), a Vitra Eames Occasional Table LTR and many more. Going live on Sunday, October 31st 7am, mark your calendars (LINK)
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