Though freedoms of speech may seem common to a western audience, many across the world still lack the ability to engage in a public space. Even today, many governments are cracking down on citizens’ freedom to criticize them or hold them accountable. This is coupled with a rise in dissatisfaction…


As Endeavor continues its mission to improve economic development and entrepreneurial growth across the world, the company has announced a new office in Puerto Rico. The team at the new office is already prepared to begin scouting out early stage startups with a potential for growth.

Puerto Rico has faced…


Effective August 1, 2018, the B Team will welcome Halla Tómasdóttir as CEO. Tómasdóttir is a successful entrepreneur who founded Auður Capital, an investment firm that focuses on incorporating feminine values into finance.

Tómasdóttir was a founding team member of Reykjacik University where she established the Executive Education Department and…


For some, being incarcerated can put an end to careers. However, a program in the California prison system is taking steps to ensure that this is not the case for some. Chris Redlitz visited the San Quentin Prison in 2010 and noticed a need within the system to teach the…


Joanna Rees is Managing Partner at West, a market accelerator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has significant experience as an investor, entrepreneur, advisor, educator and mentor with deep expertise in helping companies and organizations define their market and build powerful brands. …


In today’s society, it is nearly impossible for companies to avoid using energy in their day to day operations. Examples of energy consumption in the workplace range from providing electricity in the office to keeping the office space cool in the warmer summer months. As a result, more businesses are…


Methods for business operation that allow for anyone in the United States to start a business can unfortunately be abused for illicit ends. Anonymous companies, often called shell companies, obscure their ownership in order to fly under the radar. Just like any other corporate entity, an anonymous company can open…


As companies work toward creating more sustainable products, one of the most problematic materials will have to be considered: plastic. It’s no secret that plastic waste from a variety of sources has been a major issue for any sort of conservation, but it has been particularly noted for its impact…


How can a business move toward a net zero future? Just transition!

Well, that’s not quite what a just transition is. In actuality, it’s a set of social, ethical, and economic guidelines designed for businesses looking to reduce their emissions while ensuring that nobody is left behind. And, with the…


For many investors, entrepreneurs, and startups, there is no more tantalizing prospect than putting down roots in Silicon Valley. …

Joanna Rees

Joanna Rees is a San Francisco-based investor, entrepreneur, advisor, educator and mentor. Highly active in nonprofit work. http://joannarees.org

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