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- Trenna Probert of Super Fierce was featured in a piece for SmartCompany that discusses how to navigate the tech startup world as a woman founder with a non-technical background.
- Ally Watson of Code Like a Girl will be a featured speaker at MADC Presents’ first event for 2023, discussing ‘How diversity can re-design our future’ on April 19.
- The newly-opened Courtyard by Marriott Nanaimo has integrated site-specific Snuneymuxw art throughout its design from Ay Lelum The Good House of Design, who worked in conjunction with the PEG and Marriott team. “Our goal was to create an immersive and one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates Snuneymuxw culture and the unique history of the land on which the hotel is located,” says Aunalee Boyd-Good.
- The Tare Shop shared a TikTok showing how they’ve saved over 30,000 disposable cups and bottles from entering the waste stream by never having disposable coffee cups in their cafe.
- Sḵwálwen Botanicals is a finalist for the Premier’s People’s Choice Award category in the Small Business BC Awards, for enriching their community with Indigenous cultural knowledge, plant science and self-care.
- Accelerate Her Future was one of the social purpose organizations awarded funding by The Golden Horseshoe Partnership, a consortium of eight community foundations and Sheridan College.
- Shari van de Pol of Cattleytics was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the annual Leadership Excellence Awards from Women in Communications and Technology (WCT).
- The Alinker was featured by The Daily Moss for its unique design, which allows people to stay active and independent whether they are recovering from an injury or dealing with a neurological or muscular illness.
- Save Da Sea was featured in a list of the best brands for vegan salmon, and the article highlights its mission to protect the oceans by making simple, minimally-processed, delicious seafood alternatives.
- Nina Kharey of Folds spoke to Canadian Business about her company’s growth and the challenges of scaling, “Our growth has been explosive, so keeping up with demand has been an ongoing challenge with having to amp up production so quickly.”
- Neuroflex Executive Director Grenville Thynne spoke to 4BC Brisbane about how their technology uses artificial intelligence to help diagnose concussion in sports players.
- Iskwew Air was mentioned in a piece sharing reflections on Tofino, a town in British Columbia where “the War in the Woods still whispers”.
- Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good of Ay Lelum spoke to Olio by Marilyn for an interview ahead of their showing at Vancouver Fashion Week FW23.
- The Alinker was featured in a piece for its role as a mobility device that’s changing lives.
- Florence Van Dyke, sustainability lead at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and co-founder of Chia Sisters, spoke at the World Avocado Congress on the topic of sustainability. “Consumers are aligning their care for the planet with their spending.”
- Kiri Nathan was mentioned in a piece highlighting Jacina Ardern’s influence in representing New Zealand on the world stage.
- Supie is standing firm after facing pushback from multiple suppliers, which claimed that Supie’s prices were too competitive with the duopoly of Countdown and Foodstuffs.
- City to Sea was mentioned by Fast Company in a piece on how bio-based plastic won’t solve the plastic problem. Said Steve Hynd, policy and media manager for City to Sea, “Bioplastic isn’t a silver bullet”.
- Tellmi was featured by Yahoo! in a piece highlighting their work to transform mental health outcomes for young people across the county. “The app, now available for free to all 11-18-year-olds, has been independently evaluated and is evidenced to improve mental health in young people.”
- City to Sea’s Steve Hynd describes the UK government’s counter-proposal to ending plastic waste exports as a “delayed half measure that doesn’t come close to tackling the severity of the problem we face.”
- The 3ft Amara Chemistry Lab Puzzle from Brown Toy Box was featured in a list of 30 women-owned businesses to support during women’s history month (and beyond!).
- The Student Association at Syracuse University passed a bill in support of Callisto, a survivor-founded organization to help support victims of sexual assault on campus.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health was quoted in an article on how to self-check your IUD strings and why it’s important.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health was quoted in an article on a proposed Florida bill that would restrict discussions of menstruation in school.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice was listed a “Top 10 woman in energy” by Energy Magazine. “Steph Speirs’ mission is to significantly increase the number of US households accessing clean energy through community solar farms.”
- In preparation for the Rethinking Materials Summit on May 16-17, Victoria Piunova, CTO, and Sea Briganti, Founder and CEO of LOLIWARE discuss the future of decarbonisation and sustainable materials.