September 20, 2021

Featured: Malika Jacobs in Authority Magazine

Female Founders: Malika Jacobs of Kingmakers On The Five Things You Need To Thrive and Succeed as a Woman Founder

 

It’s always an honor to see one of our own make waves across multiple industries.

 

In this interview, Malika, Founder and CEO of Kingmakers, talks about her identity as woman founder, how Kingmakers has shaped her life, and who has helped her on her journey.

Excerpt from the interview with Candice Georgiadis:

 

Candice Georgiadis: This might be intuitive to you as a woman founder but I think it will be helpful to spell this out. Can you share a few reasons why more women should become founders?

 

Malika Jacobs: This may sound cliche and basic: representation matters. You cannot know something is even an option until you see people like yourself doing it. You can’t benefit from experience and mentorship until people like you go and do the thing, then come back and share their learnings with their community. You can’t change the structures-that-be to make it easier for other people like you unless more people like you start doing the thing; it’s a chicken or egg issue.

 

If the question is more — should entrepreneurship be enticing to female founders: yes! Business is an effective way to drive innovation, solutions, and progress. We should all be terrified if half our brain force is being excluded from utilizing that tool.