Episode 7: Jennifer Armbrust on The Feminine Economy

In today’s episode I had an incredible conversation with Jennifer Armbrust. I’ve long admired her body of work on The Feminine Economy and I just know you’re going to be intrigued by her thoughts on how to stay on your path and use business as a healing for yourself and others. 

The Feminine Economy proposes a new framework for living, working and being together—transforming our relationship to money, to work, to the earth, to labor and to each other. We have the opportunity to lead with our values, create new entrepreneurial frameworks and experiment with new distributions of power and resources. Business can be a site for innovation, empowerment, healing and social transformation. Armbrust proposes a new economic paradigm and outlines principles for prototyping a feminist business.

Jennifer is an advisor and artist living in Los Angeles. She is the principal of Armbrust & Co  a creative consultancy where she advises artists, executives, and entrepreneurs on feminist business models. She also leads workshops for students and teams on values and visioning and teaches Feminist Business School  She writes about the collisions of gender, art, business, and economics and produces conceptual art projects. She holds a degree in Critical Theory from The Evergreen State College. The former owner and director of Motel (an art gallery in Portland, Oregon, 2002-07), founder emeritus of PORT (an online arts magazine), and former principal of a small interactive studio, Armbrust has long been interested in the intersections of business and art and more recently, business as art. 

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