Shelly Bell, founder of Black Girl Ventures (BGV), a D.C.-based social enterprise initiative, pens a fantastic article that outlines the status of funding for Black women, reviews the inequities that stem from the systematic denial of access to financial and social capital for women and people of color, and explores why social capital matters for achieving equitable access to financial capital. She concludes by offering suggestions on what ecosystem builders can do to improve access to social and financial capital for Black and Brown women. External article – read more.