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- Dentsu International has partnered with Code Like a Girl to support its goal of reducing gender inequality through providing quality education and career pathways. “With technology, data, and digital capabilities running through all parts of our business, we look forward to supporting Ally and the team in growing their organisation and making a career in technology more attractive to Australians from all backgrounds.”
- Indigiearth founder Sharon Winsor told ABC News that demand for her products has spiked in the past few years. “I think there’s been a general interest in what we have in our own backyard, the health benefits of native ingredients, and how people can support small business, regional business, Indigenous business.”
- Indigital founder and CEO Mikaela Jade said during a keynote as a Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Social Innovator of the Year 2022 that combining the past and the future is “a crucial first step in closing the digital skills gap and preparing Indigenous peoples for the job opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
- GoGo Events has launched a new social enterprise called UP by GOGO to support the circular economy.
- Neighbourlytics is an event partner for the launch of the new Archistar.ai platform. “We’re excited about the value social analytics and lifestyle data can bring to Archistar’s existing comprehensive capability.”
- Pleasant State said its Soaperstar hand wash and Basin Bubbles dish wash detergent have been selected as finalists in the Clean + Conscious Awards 2022!
- Verve Super shared a feature on Indigital founder and CEO Mikaela Jade that explores “her money story, how her relationship with money has shifted over the years, the challenges she’s faced raising capital as an Indigenous female founder, and what a wealthy life means to her.”
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale founder Yasmin Grigaliunas is part of the expert panel that will oversee submissions to Nespresso’s Australian StartCup Challenge, designed to advance the circular economy.
- Abeego was included on a list of the top seven best beeswax wraps from Shrink That Footprint.
- Alinker is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Aug. 16. “Across the globe, 5000 people are part of the Alinker family.”
- Dalcini Stainless products were featured as an exclusive deal on Good Morning America.
- Fan/Joy founder Pam Fanjoy spoke with CBC News about her new non-profit Fanjoy Cooking Up Change, which has launched a new Foods of the World market in Hillsburgh. “It’s our first not-for-profit initiative for those interested in starting or growing their own food business using local food,” said Fanjoy.
- Gotcare co-founder and CEO Chenny Xia was profiled by The Globe and Mail for her efforts to address the wage gap that she believes is at the heart of the home care worker shortage in Canada. “Until we can make this a job that people want, where they feel valued in terms of how much they get compensated and their work environment, we will always have a care crisis,” she said.
- Iskwew Air CEO Teara Fraser has been named as a leader in this year’s BIV BC 500 list, in the transportation category.
- Sitti Social Enterprise has launched a new all-inclusive box. Co-founder Noora Sharrab said inclusivity “is about being seen and making room for representation.”
- STEM Minds has earned Digital Promise’s research-based design product certification. “Education leaders can feel more confident in selecting our product because Digital Promise has verified that our tool was designed by leveraging research about learning.”
- Think Dirty was named the best beauty app for cosmetics with a conscience by Women Love Tech.
- Wiz Kid Learning shared a blog post outlining five ways to be a successful student this year.
- Hello Period has launched LUBE, a “gorgeously silky water-based lube” that is “the perfect pal for newbies apprehensive about inserting period products for the first time.”
- Supie has raised NZ$3.9 million in its latest funding round through Snowball Effect, after raising the cap due to overwhelming interest. “We are humbled by the support from kiwi investors. From what started as an ambitious idea back in 2018 is now a reality and it’s incredible to see everyday kiwis aligning with our mission and coming on the journey with us,” said founder Sarah Balle.
- Nisa founder Elisha Watson reflected on her decision to start a business instead of a charity, with a social focus on helping migrant and refugee women into work.
- The 2022 Commonwealth Games has saved more than 400,000 plastic bottles thanks to the installation of water refill stations and a Refill Birmingham campaign promoted by City to Sea. “The Refill app allows people to easily find hundreds of places to refill across the city helping sports fans save money and plastic by not having to buy expensive single-use plastic bottles,” said Jo Morley, the company’s head of campaigns.
- Clothes Doctor founder Lulu O’Connor shared more about why she launched the company’s products.
- Safe & the City has been selected as one of London’s 14 fastest growing GPS startups, described as “the Waze for personal safety navigation.”
- TechPixies CEO Joy Foster has been named to the 2021 Most Influential Women in UK Technology longlist. The winners of the top 50 will be announced in London on Oct. 19.
- Callisto has launched a new website featuring branding that was “thoughtfully redesigned based on survivor feedback to be more trauma informed and survivor centric.”
- Courtroom5 co-founder and CEO Sonja Ebron is part of the 2022 Social Entrepreneur Cohort for SOCAP22, which takes place Oct. 17-20 in San Francisco.
- Saathi has been named one of the 2022 Waislitz Global Citizen Award winners. The awards “recognize and support people working within their communities to overcome challenges like pollution, unstable infrastructure, and gender equality, and drive forward the mission to end extreme poverty.”
- Sisu Global co-founders Gillian Henker and Carolyn Yarina were profiled by Baltimore Together.