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- A fashion editor who chose Verve Super for her superannuation provider had a week of spending and saving habits critiqued by a financial coach. “I went with Verve Super, as it directs its investments towards companies that prioritise gender equality, which we love,” she wrote.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale was one of the top sustainable retailers included in a new report from e-commerce analysts Power Retail and sustainability advisory group The Purpose Agents.
- Aisle‘s Boost Boxer was selected by The Wirecutter — the product review site from The New York Times — as its favourite boxer briefs in a review of the best period underwear.
- The TRICO Charitable Foundation caught up with Alinker founder BE Alink to see how the business has grown since winning $25,000 in the Social EnterPrize awards last year. “We have just started the design process of the Alinker 2.0, the device, as well as redesigning the company into the Alinker 2.0,” Alink said, noting the business aims to bring manufacturing back to North America.
- Ay Lelum was profiled by Camden for its collaboration with Transitions.
- Beam Paint and Colour received $100,000 in federal funding to purchase new equipment and expand its current building on Manitoulin Island.
- Cooks Who Feed founder Seema Sanghavi spoke with WFLA about how her organization is changing the world.
- Fan/Joy founder Pamela Fanjoy said her business life changed when she became a SheEO venture. “I have met some incredible women entrepreneurs that are changing the world, radically generous and working on the world’s SDG’s making a real difference around the globe,” she wrote.
- Iskwew Air hosted a Perseverance Party on June 16 to commemorate the anniversary of the first Indigenous and Black woman, Bessie Coleman, earning her pilot’s license. The event also raised $2,700 for Iskwew’s new Strawberry Moon Scholarship in support of Indigenous women.
- Nada announced it has acquired package-free delivery company Jarr to make sustainable grocery shopping more accessible. “Teaming up with JARR is such an incredible opportunity to leverage our collective expertise and to scale a circular food system model to more communities in BC,” said Nada founder Brianne Miller.
- Ocean Legacy has partnered with Comox Strathcona Waste Management to launch an ocean debris recycling depot.
- Sisters Sage was included on a list of 25 Canadian fashion and beauty brands to know published by the Vancouver Sun.
- StrongerU Senior Fitness founder Emily Johnson told SeniorsMatter that aging individuals should work toward completing 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
- SucSeed provided the grand prize for Tomatosphere, an educational science program for K-12 students.
- Totem Design House was featured on a list of nine independent Indigenous retailers published by She does the city.
- Chia Sisters co-founder Chloe Van Dyke has been appointed to the Environmental Choice New Zealand board of directors. “Chloe is a purpose-led entrepreneur and innovator” and “is uniquely placed to advise on how we can increase awareness and adoption of our ecolabel,” said CEO Laura Gemmell.
- Chia Sisters co-founder Florence Van Dyke has been appointed head of sustainability at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the government’s international business development agency. She starts July 11, and “will retain an active directorship with Chia Sisters.”
- Kiri Nathan spoke with New Zealand Women’s Weekly about taking a year off to learn te reo Māori full-time. “When you’re used to working at a certain pace and achieving, and then you sit in a classroom with 32 other people and everyone else seems to understand and you don’t, it’s really humbling,” she said.
- Supie is looking at extending its wholesale business following strong demand from retailers.
- Clothes Doctor has announced Neem London as its latest repair service partner.
- TechPixies has been named a finalist in the Entrepreneur for Good category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards which received more than 5,300 entrants this year.
- COI Energy founder and CEO SaLisa Berrien has been re-elected to the board of trustees of the University of Pittsburgh.
- Farm from a Box and Mākhers Studio were included in a list of sustainable businesses innovating in the climate-resilient economy.
- Pandia Health founder Dr. Sophia Yen spoke with San Francisco’s KRON4 about birth control options for women after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. She also shared five tips about abortion following the decision.
- Saathi co-founder and CEO Kristin Kagetsu has been named a top 10 finalist for the Waislitz Global Citizen Award. The winner of the $100,000 grand prize will be named later this month.
- Solstice co-founder and COO participated in a panel on accessing capital for renewable energy entrepreneurs at the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Finance Forum.