Ep 201 – From A Concern To Community

Ep 201 - From A Concern To Community

It’s one thing to be a woman in business and another to be a young woman in business. From being underestimated to people patronising you, it’s safe to say that you’ve got to develop quick skin – fast. 

After developing a profile and following as a teenager, Diem Founder, Emma Bates has experienced the highs and lows of building your own brand and business at a young age. In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, the Founder of the Diem social network shares the pressure of being a woman in business, founding a safe community, and how to get better at putting yourself out there.

Emma Bates:

Most of the time, business ideas come from trying to solve a problem you have. This was certainly true for today’s guest Emma Bates who was attempting to crowd-source information around ‘the morning after’ pill after needing to take it for the first time. 

Finding only old forums and noticing the fact that women’s knowledge was being verbally lost, Emma decided to take matters into her own hands. Enter: Diem, a social network for women and gender non binary individuals to share knowledge on topics such as contraception, toxic masculinity and more, away from the patriarchy. 

In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, the Founder shares the importance of focusing on the mission rather than the glitz, how to figure out what you like, and why simply being human is enough. 

Street Cred:

Emma Bates is the Founder of Diem, a social network for women and gender nonbinary individuals that connects knowledgeable hosts with users to discuss topics like birth control and toxic masculinity in an environment less conducive to harassment than traditional social media outlets. It launched to a waitlist of 20,000 people. Emma has a degree in War Studies from King’s College London and is a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.

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