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- Code Like a Girl founder Ally Watson has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for “her work in promoting diversity and opportunities for women in tech, her dedication to education and training for women, and her advocacy for promoting coding and software development among women.”
- GoGo Events founder Sarah Gun will be one of the featured speakers at the IMPACT Summit on March 11.
- Indigiearth was included by RUSSH in a list of five First Nations beauty brands to have on your radar.
- Indigital founder Mikaela Jade spoke with The Canberra Times about how she and the company have dealt with the challenges of the pandemic, using a virtual reality experience to connect teachers, students, and elders.
- Neighbourlytics will be demonstrating its data analytics at the RealTechX Singapore Showcase on Feb. 17.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale co-founder and CEO Yasmin Grigaliunas was named to Global Leaders Magazine’s Global 100 Inspiration Leaders of 2022.
- Aisle, which offers products that are inclusive for transgender and non-binary folks, was highlighted in a Canadian Business story about how Canada became a period product hotspot.
- Joeyband has partnered with Joovy to introduce the RooLoop to support expectant and new parents while enjoying the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. “We are thrilled to partner with Joovy to bring this important product to parents everywhere,” said founder Hayley Mullins.
- Iskwew Air founder Teara Fraser wrote in Vancouver Magazine about what it’s like to decolonize the sky. “We’re stepping into our role as Indigenous innovators in advanced air mobility, and building a system that centres equity and sustainability,” she wrote.
- Made with Local founder Sheena Russell was profiled as a Dartmouth Original by Downtown Dartmouth. She said plans are in the works to expand into the United States in the next two years.
- The Toronto Transit Commission has partnered with Magnusmode to help make taking transit more accessible by introducing MagnusCards. “TTC MagnusCards provide an opportunity for learning and practicing critical life skills like riding a bus, in a real-world context,” said founder Nadia Hamilton.
- RainStick Shower was named a finalist in the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show awards. The winners will be announced on Feb. 9.
- RainStick Shower was included in a Wall Street Journal feature on the bathroom of the future.
- Mount Allison University has partnered with REES Community to provide 24/7 online reporting for campus sexual violence.
- Skipper Otto co-founder and CEO Sonia Strobel will speak on a “fishing for sustainability” panel at the ICTC Horizon digital future summit on Feb. 1.
- Think Dirty was named the best overall skin care ingredient checker by Healthline and the best for buying sustainable cosmetics by BestApp.com.
- AWWA co-founder Michele Wilson was asked about her brand and personal style, which includes items made by Kiri Nathan.
- Kiri Nathan was featured in the fifth episode of Indigenous 100 which features Māori thought leaders “reflecting an indigenous perspective on the world we live in today.”
- The Hello Cup offers its staff five “duvet days” every year, on top of regular annual and sick leave. “To get the best out of your staff, you’ve got to show them the respect and care that you would like if you were the staff member,” said co-founder Robyn McLean.
- Fat Macy’s has launched a vegetarian-friendly Valentine’s Hamper.
- Generation Medics founder Hinnah Rafique spoke at an Innovation Unit event about the importance of lived experience. “It’s important to have the local knowledge – you can’t understand what communities need if you don’t understand their lived experiences,” she said.
- Courtroom5 founder Sonja Ebron was recognized in the 2022 Women in Business Awards from Triangle Business Journal.
- Loliware and Solstice are among the six startups selected for this year’s NEXUS Impact Accelerator which supports socially-responsible startups solving critical global challenges.
- Pandia Health founder Sophia Yen will speak about #PeriodsOptional, the latest on birth control, and adolescent health at WELA’s Mother/Daughter event on Feb. 6.
- Solstice co-founder and CEO Steph Speirs was profiled by Solar Builder Magazine. Speirs spoke about the work Solstice is doing to increase access to solar energy for people with low credit scores.