In Vermont, some capital is in women’s hands. Their numbers are smaller, but they are venturing into new territory with a wider purpose than fat cat profits.
Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gathered monetary thinkers of the Allied forces—all-male, of course—to a secret meeting in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. When Silicon Valley’s Galia Benartzi organized a Global Economic Visioning Summit to mark the anniversary, she made sure half its speakers were women.
Working at the Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philadelphia exposed Jamila Medley to a new model: No longer helping people, she’s now empowering them to create a thriving co-operative economy.
While the dot-com bubble was bouncing and bursting on Wall Street, Georgia Kelly learned about a corporation in Spain that was owned and governed by its workers. That town’s story changed her own.
What does an American city get when it works to address pay inequality?