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We all have a story. On SWAAY’s one-year anniversary, we are unveiling our exciting #SWAAYthenarrative campaign, which brings attention to the societal and sexist critiques women face every day. To join the conversation, head to Instagram and share any picture you feel comfortable with (feel free to download the PDF below to snap a photo holding our official #STN sign) then include in your caption the worst judgement, criticism or stereotype you’ve faced in your careers or lives. Add the #SWAAYthenarrative hashtag and nominate 5 women to share their stories with the world. It’s that easy. By participating, you’re part of a bigger movement that spins undue female-focused criticism to gold.

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Fundraising While Female: Five Founders Respond To Sexism

Ask any woman who has ever attempted to raise funds for a business venture and she'll have a least one story of the sexism she faced in her pursuit. Whether it's being treated like a child; having failure rather than success assumed; or suffering through a public "show us your pregnant belly" request during a meeting, women have endured it all. It's preposterous really, considering that it's 2019. But it's true.