Olivia Owens is Helping Founders of Color Thrive
Posted on January 13, 2022
In an effort to encourage a healthy cross-fertilization of ideas and forward thinking in the wine biz and beyond, Woman-Owned Wineries continues our new interview series spotlighting powerful leadership outside of the beverage industry. Our latest piece features insight from Olivia Owens, Creator and General Manager of IFundWomen of Color, at the popular crowdfunding platform and business resource IFundWomen.
Together with Karen Cahn, Olivia operates IFundWomen as a “funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital, coaching, and connections,” offering specialized programming in support of women entrepreneurs of color. With a range of coaching services, workshops, and other tools, IFundWomen has built a network of thriving women business owners.
Funding is one of the greatest obstacles any winery owner faces. Since crowdfunding through the IFundwomen platform in 2018, we’ve been eager to share their meaningful work with our community of independent female vintners. Cheers to Olivia for her work on this challenging issue.