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- Indigital CEO Mikaela Jade was featured by Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, in an article about the sexual harassment in the metaverse, for her company’s work to construct virtual spaces based on Indigenous cultural values.
- Pleasant State was included on a list of eco-friendly and innovative home products from Body+Soul.
- Aisle co-founder and CEO Suzanne Siemens spoke with Canadian Business about how the company updated its aesthetic to become a more inclusive brand. “We care deeply about our fundamental values around intersectional feminism, sustainability and inclusion—all of which are very clear in our branding today,” Siemens says.
- CANN Forecast hosted a meeting about AquaEntrepreneur, a new $2 million effort by the province of Quebec to find companies building innovative water solutions.
- Fan/Joy founder Pamela Fanjoy is hosting a special cooking celebration for SheEO Ventures and Activators on April 28.
- Shampoo and conditioner bars from Jack59 were included on a list of sustainable travel gear from AFAR Magazine.
- Magnusmode has partnered with Trader Joe’s for a second year to help provide a positive, inclusive shopping experience.
- Nada was included in a carbon reduction resource from Vancouver is Awesome for offering buy-by-weight groceries with no packaging.
- Sea Smart and Nada teamed up to host the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up for Earth Day, to clean the shoreline around Kits Beach.
- Sisters Sage was included on an Earth Day list of eco-friendly everyday products.
- Sḵwálwen Botanicals founder Leigh Joseph spoke with Chatelaine about her love of spruce tip season in a story about foraging for wild edibles.
- The Discourse is one of 13 publishers awarded funding as part of Indiegraf’s latest Indie Capital grant.
- Think Dirty “helps find eco-friendly and cruelty-free cosmetics and beauty products,” wrote Prestige in a list of apps to help you live a more sustainable life.
- Totem Design House founder Erin Brillon was profiled by Daily Hive. “Our goal is to decolonize the way we do business and operate within our Indigenous values,” she said. “We employ Indigenous people and are creating a local economy while offering products that are of a quality that our designs deserve.”
- Wiz Kid Learning will receive $100,000 and individualized coaching and mentorship as part of the OnRamp Education + Workforce Innovation Accelerator 2022 Cohort.
- Beany has been named a finalist in the “Start-Up Firm of the Year” category of the 2022 Australian Accounting Awards.
- Chia Sisters are running an online survey to gather input before creating New Zealand’s next best health drink.
- Kiri Nathan is among the designers participating in the Tees for Cure campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. Pre-orders are open until May 8.
- “Against all the odds, Supie is thriving,” wrote The Spinoff, in a feature on founder Sarah Balle’s company and how it is competing against New Zealand’s powerful grocery store duopoly.
- BelleVie‘s Oxfordshire Circle of Teams have won the “Best Care Employer” award at the 2022 Oxfordshire Care Awards.
- City to Sea has partnered with Street Food Box which makes “an infinitely reusable, microwaveable and dishwasher proof, a fold-flat food-to-go box.”
- Clothes Doctor founder and CEO Lulu O’Connor shared her story in a new video.
- Fat Macy’s said more than 4,600 hours of work experience have been completed by its trainees over the past six years. “Our unique model offers opportunities for young Londoners at risk of homelessness to train in hospitality and culinary skills and save up for a deposit for their own home.”
- MeeToo Education has been awarded £431,713 from SBRI Healthcare to help address the mental health crisis by teaching young people how to help themselves by helping each other.
- Following research by Safe & the City that found nearly three-quarters of women in the UK felt that training would improve how safe they feel when travelling, shared e-scooter provider Tier is offering dedicated e-scooter training sessions for women.
- TechPixies founder and CEO Joy Foster has been named one of six finalists for the Women’s Champion Award in the 2022 Digital Women Awards.
- Courtroom5 is partnering with Fastcase, a comprehensive, nationwide law library, to provide its members with access to legal resources. “Being able to provide litigants access to a lawyer on an as-needed basis is truly a gamechanger,” said co-founder Sonja Ebron.
- Saathi co-founder Kristin Kagetsu will be speaking at Circularity 2022, which takes place May 17-19 in Atlanta. The event brings together professionals building the circular economy.
- Sisu Global founder and CEO Carolyn Yarina spoke with Technical.ly about the company’s growth plans. “We’re proud to be a Baltimore company that exports globally, and that’s not going to change,” she said.
- LOLIWARE‘s seaweed-derived material technology (SEA Technology) can now be mass-manufactured on existing plastic processing equipment.