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Helooooooo laaaaaadies!

So I just wanted to share this for all the women on the forum, Sara Blakely (founder of Spanx) has donated $5,000,000 to global giving and is distributing $5,000 to 1,000 female entrepreneurs. This is an absolute GOLDMINE!! Applications are paused atm but this definitely worth a shot! @Bekit You are the only female I could think of so far on the forum.

Sara Blakely (@sarablakely) • Instagram photos and videos Goodluck! Hopefully some women on the forum can get it!

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@MJ DeMarco Could you somehow make this a PSA for the forum? I'm sure someone out there could really benefit from this!
 
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Can I identify as a female while filing the application, and then go back to identifying as a dude once I get the money?

Asking for a friend.
LOL well in Canada this would technically be illegal, I think you may have a chance in California though as they are quite liberal, OOPS lets not talk politics.

Since June 2017, all places within Canada explicitly within Canadian Human Rights Act, equal opportunity and/or anti-discrimination legislation prohibit discrimination against gender identity or gender identity or expression.
 

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LOL well in Canada this would technically be illegal, I think you may have a chance in California though as they are quite liberal, OOPS lets not talk politics.

Since June 2017, all places within Canada explicitly within Canadian Human Rights Act, equal opportunity and/or anti-discrimination legislation prohibit discrimination against gender identity or gender identity or expression.
But how would they know that I actually didn't truly identify as a female while I was filling out the application :/ Need to take the Canadian government to court.

Alright, jokes aside, its a good opportunity, thanks for sharing it.

Good luck to the gals applying for it.
 

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Where I'm from, what she's doing is discrimination of gender, and she would be fined for it.

(A female lingeri shop even got fined for not hirering a guy due to discrimination)

With that said, I hope someone who truly needs the money will appreciate the gesture.
 
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Applications have re-opened. It was honestly the easiest application of my life. Took me maybe 8 minutes.
Please keep us posted! I hope you get it :D
 

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Blows my mind the first thing you guys think of is "gee that's illegal, she's favoring women"

How about instead -- YOU give $5,000 to men to make it even?

I think it's fantastic she's doing what she's doing. Helping.

I'm not just trying to be a dick but how about we change the conversation to "this is amazing, how can *I* help?"
 

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Where I'm from, what she's doing is discrimination of gender, and she would be fined for it.

(A female lingeri shop even got fined for not hirering a guy due to discrimination)

With that said, I hope someone who truly needs the money will appreciate the gesture.
nonsense, it's her money, she can do what she wants with it. There are several funds and charities round the world that target specific groups of people.
 

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I'm not just trying to be a dick but how about we change the conversation to "this is amazing, how can *I* help?"
Seriously lol, it's like even here people just want to find any reason to be offended.
 

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Isn't this technically credit discrimination based on gender? She could get sued for this.

Well, now that I think about it maybe not since it's not a loan..
Nah, the law and judge will look the other way because she's a female.
 
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Blows my mind the first thing you guys think of is "gee that's illegal, she's favoring women"

How about instead -- YOU give $5,000 to men to make it even?

I think it's fantastic she's doing what she's doing. Helping.

I'm not just trying to be a dick but how about we change the conversation to "this is amazing, how can *I* help?"
The point is, if the genders were reversed there would be a public outcry and it would likely make front page headlines.
So the reason I pointed it out was to bring light to the double standard, not because I was offended or it was the only message I gathered from the post.

I could care less what she does with her money, she has the right to do with it as she pleases.

I do think it's a good cause by the way, but the gender restriction is unnecessary in my opinion.
 

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The point is, if the genders were reversed there would be a public outcry and it would likely make front page headlines.
So the reason I pointed it out was to bring light to the double standard, not because I was offended or it was the only message I gathered from the post.

I could care less what she does with her money, she has the right to do with it as she pleases.

I do think it's a good cause by the way, but the gender restriction is unnecessary in my opinion.
Wow . Please read up on inequality. You have no idea absolutely no idea what women are facing from the workplace to their homes.

Read up on priviledge.
 

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Ok, just so we're clear... so discrimination's cool again?
When it comes to the private equity/private capital world, it's always been cool. Though historically it's been discrimination against women.

If you're really interested in fighting for equality in this area, there are lots of women who would appreciate it.

Source: Personal experience in the PE world.
 

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Isn't this technically credit discrimination based on gender? She could get sued for this.

Well, now that I think about it maybe not since it's not a loan..
It is in fact discrimination against men, imagine a male millonare give loans only for men, what kind of rage that would create in the media.
 

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When it comes to the private equity/private capital world, it's always been cool. Though historically it's been discrimination against women.

If you're really interested in fighting for equality in this area, there are lots of women who would appreciate it.

Source: Personal experience in the PE world.
They actually say they don't want to invest in a company because it's run by women? If so, sounds like this whole industry needs to grow the hell up.

Sure, I'll fight for equality in this area. So, what do I do?
 

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Girl hits guy in public, everyone laughs at the guy.

Guy hits girl in public, everyone within 60 miles radius all rushes up to punch and stomp guy.

"Equality" lol
 
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this thread has taken an interesting turn....................
 
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When it comes to the private equity/private capital world, it's always been cool. Though historically it's been discrimination against women.

If you're really interested in fighting for equality in this area, there are lots of women who would appreciate it.

Source: Personal experience in the PE world.
Reading Lori's Greniers story she talked about this a little bit, (Sara aswell)
 
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Well no, I think it's very important for the women on this forum to take advantage of the offer. $5k could really help someone out, lets just ignore the silly talk for now.
 

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I don't understand why some people are salty right now. Her company sells products for the female target group. Now she gets the attention of the female group because everybody in this target group will talk about this amazing opportunity and everybody will connect this amazing opportunity with the company name of Spanx.

After a few month most of the people will forget how Blakely looks like or even her name but they will know that Spanx has given away 5.000$

Some comments sounds like: How can I jump over a driving car safely and get money from the insurance?

If you are angry about these 5.000$ your business is maybe not running well.
 

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Good for her. Hope that those businesses put the money to good use.

"That's the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the money!"

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And setting aside any merit to thoughts on inequality, a life lived as a victim is a life thoroughly wasted.
 

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