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About LiisBeth Media

What is LiisBeth?

LiisBeth is a 100% womxn-led and owned, indie, intersectional feminist media enterprise that aims to elevate feminist discourse, plus connect and convene feminist changemakers who are tackling inequality and the fast-failing status quo. Our community is comprised of creative, bold, feminist entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists, scholars, innovators and artists who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond linear, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond incremental reform. Our readers embrace complexity, dream of a radically different, just, human-centered world that is in harmony with the natural world. Collectively, we are interested in working to build the bridges we need to get there.

Safe, Inclusive Space
We are committed to this space being trans and queer inclusive, anti-racist, intersectional, brave, and safe. Our feminism lives at intersection of visionary and eco-feminism and is informed by radical feminist theory. We welcome all allies.

What We Do?


What's New in 2021? 

1. Check out "THE FINE PRINT"!  Our new Feminist Enterprise Commons program (6x per year) that features member only live conversations with feminist writers hosted by Lana Pesch.  Past sessions here. 

2. Partnership with rabble.ca This means over 1M rabble.ca readers will learn about LiisBeth and vice versa! Each month we will be offering a rabble.ca roundup of stories published by rabble.ca that we feel can't be missed. It also means more people reading our articles which is good news for our contributors and enterprises we feature. 

3. New Bookstore Page!Where would we be without indie feminist bookstores in our neighborhoods? In June we published our Anti-Black racism reading list along with our annual feminist reading list. We also updated our bookstore page to help you find indie bookstores to buy or order from. We can help you say NO! to to Amazon. 

4.  LiisBeth is now a registered Canadian nonprofit enterprise. This was a huge step! But it enables us to do so much more in the future!  It also means you have an opportunity to become a voting member by joining the Feminist Enterprise Commons.  Voting members can vote for, serve as, and nominate board members, plus be more involved in the future direction of the enterprise. 


Examples of Feminist Enterprises?


So far we have published over 200 original stories about feminist founders, enterprises and initiatives which helps us imagine new possibilities and a new kind of economy. Plus 67 newsletters! WOAH!

Entrepreneurial feminists work collaboratively to end gender-based oppression and strive to advance social justice through their entrepreneurial actions. Examples of entrepreneurial feminist organizations in action include Emergent Strategy Institute, Stocksy, Moxie Trades, PowerbitchesGather, Feminist Art Collective, Feminuty, Lunapads, The White Ribbon Campaign (started by three men), DriveHer, Alinker, KellyDiels Marketing, Ellevate Network, Allied Media, SheEO, Fresh Collective, Feminists at Work, Don’t You Want Me, Eve-Medical, XXcelerate Fund, HerVolution, Women on the Move, not to mention the many feminist media/press, environmental, health and wellness, art/design, culture-making and bookstore organizations in our respective communities.


How Are We Different?

We are the world’s only dedicated indie media voice and advocacy organization for the entrepreneurial feminists. 

Our Business Model

We are an incorporated nonprofit as of January 2021.  Our governance bylaws are deeply feminist and make certain that governance is participatory, fair and progressive. We are reader and entrepreneur supported. 

Our Theory of Change

Storytelling, community, agency, and independent media, feminist leaders, founders and enterprises plus like-minded organizations working together can change the world. 

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson's fictional character, Lisbeth Salander, in the global best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a complex status-quo-challenging total entrepreneurial badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. Salander fought male and female "oppressors" but also worked to fight the patriarchy, violence against women, racism, classism, fascism and corruption. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story's Millennium magazine.

Toronto Based, Globally Minded

LiisBeth is based in Toronto (population 5.5 million) but we operate with a global perspective. Toronto is one of the world’s top startup cities and heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. In essence, it is a global entrepreneur’s trading post, providing us with a wellspring of insights and connections to source and publish stories from around the world.

Interested in Creating an Eco, Gender Just, Inclusive World?

Systemic change is a collective effort. Entrepreneurs and allied business leaders can be an incredible force for change. We’re looking for feminists in business and supportive organizations to enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.
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When we reach $1000 in donations per month, we will publish one more original, commissioned short feature article per month!  This means more fair pay work for feminist freelancer writers, illustrators and editors. This also means more profiles, analysis, and interrogation of the innovation and entrepreneurship space!
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