To quote the queen of the modern age – no, not Elizabeth II, I’m talking about the true queen bee. Queen Bey, that is:

Who run the world? Girls

Yes, there are many more lyrics to that song but, if you’ve been living under a rock and are unfamiliar, you can use Spotify (the new age record player) to take a listen…

The point is that us women have tremendous value and can move mountains. So why is it that when it comes to the startup scene companies with female founders don’t get the same opportunities that male founders do? To be honest, I don’t have an answer for that because the path to get to that idea is one that I don’t even have a mental category for. What I do know is that at Status Not Quo I’m surrounded by brilliant women that challenge me and make me better at my job – not so much for the men (just kidding).

Every month Status Not Quo hosts the Google Startup Grind in our office and last month we kicked off the “Women that Slay” series. This series aims to shine the brightest light possible on fellow female founders and entrepreneurs (of the same powerhouse caliber as Beyoncé, Sara Blakely, Oprah Winfrey, and our resident female founder, Pam Capistrano!). We’ll be featuring a female founder every month through May, which is Female Founder month. Due to the mindset shift we’re noticing in the current social and political climate, this series recently caught the attention of Fox News 11 and our Google Startup Grind Chapter Director, James McKinney, was given a few minutes to share what we’re trying to accomplish locally.

With today being International Women’s Day, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the video and, even more so, support our stellar lineup of female founders and attend our next Google Startup Grind event featuring Rachel Hollis. We do this because we believe it is our duty to push against the status quo…because the status is NOT quo.

Sarah Hurd
VP, Enterprise Solutions

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