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- BeauTex Designs has joined forces with Tabatha Coffey to create a sustainable, bleach-resistant range for salon workers.
- Code Like a Girl is collaborating with Media.Monks to redesign and re-develop its website. The two organizations started working together a year ago.
- Indigiearth founder Sharon Winsor spoke about being a woman in the food industry. “It’s my healing; my connection to culture, language, spirituality and connection to mother earth,” she said.
- Indigital founder and CEO Mikaela Jade was featured in NEC’s Women in Technology series which profiles female trailblazers and innovators.
- Neighbourlytics founding director Jessica Christiansen-Franks will speak about how technology is advancing and affecting the property industry on March 17 at the Ignite APB: Creating Spaces, Places and Events in the Digital Era event.
- Pleasant State co-founder Sian Murray has been named a finalist for the Leveraged Solutions Innovation Award as part of the 2022 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards.
- Verve Super co-founder and CEO Christina Hobbs spoke with the Financial Standard about gender diversity in leadership. “I think gender is the next frontier,” she said.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale will rebrand as Circonomy and will evolve into a national recovery and repair service thanks to the deal with Officeworks announced last month.
- Aisle was included in a list of the best period underwear from The Skimm.
- Alinker has been named the Most Innovative Accessible Mobility Assistance Product in the GHP Private Healthcare Awards for 2022.
- Ay Lelum will benefit from a CA$10 million investment into Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corp. by the Indigenous Growth Fund. A loan will allow the company to build a new facility.
- Dalcini Stainless founder and CEO Nita Tandon spoke to the Toronto Star about why she decided to become an entrepreneur. “You can only go through so many employers where you just don’t feel like you are valued,” she said.
- EduCare founder Fowzia Mahamed has been named to the DMZ’s 2022 Women of the Year list recognizing “outstanding accomplishments and contributions to creating impact.”
- Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey was profiled by Environment Journal in a feature on female leadership in the Canadian environment sector. “For other women entering this field I encourage them to stick with it, and try to leverage the opportunities available through supplier diversity programs,” Stacey said.
- Iskwew Air founder and CEO Teara Fraser and Sḵwálwen Botanicals founder and CEO Leigh Joseph were among the featured speakers at the StrikeUP Canada digital conference. Registrants can now watch the event on-demand until the end of the year.
- Nada has published its 2020-2021 Impact Report. “With the help of our community in the last two years, we’ve been able to save 573,082 upcycled containers for reuse, divert 3,509 Kgs of food from the landfill, donate $17,193 to our 1% for the Planet partners, and support an additional 73 local suppliers creating a more just food system.”
- Sea Smart is looking for individuals to help deliver its summer camps.
- STEM Minds founder and CEO Anu Bidani was named one of four Canadian women entrepreneur heroes by RBC.
- Beany founder and CEO Sue de Bievre contributed an article to Business Desk on why strategy fails but intent works. “Intent is purpose plus determination,” she wrote.
- Chia Sisters, which became a certified B Corporation in March 2021, reflected on its journey to get certified, lessons learned since, and advice for other businesses looking to become B Corps.
- Supie founder and CEO Sarah Balle spoke with NewstalkZB about the need for a major reset in the supermarket industry. “It’s not just one recommendation that’s really going to make a change, the industry is so complex,” she said. Balle also spoke with The Spinoff about how delivery services can help reduce the carbon emissions of food waste.
- The Hello Cup co-founder Robyn McLean wrote about the reception to the company’s latest product, the Hello Disc. “We have sold more discs in two weeks than our best-selling cup in a year, and we are getting requests from all over the world,” she told The Spinoff.
- City to Sea has partnered with Re Bottle to help customers buy products in reusable and refillable packaging. The UK Research and Innovation’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge has awarded £3 million to the project.
- A study by London-based Evidence Based Practice Unit found statistically significant evidence that MeeToo Education‘s digital peer support app improves the mental health of young people.
- Safe & the City has partnered with TIER Mobility to help mobilize women’s safety across micro-mobility.
- TechPixies founder and CEO Joy Foster has won the Entrepreneur Award at the Everywoman Technology Awards 2022. “Winning this award represents the culmination of years of dedication spent helping women everywhere upskill in social media in order to return to work, change careers or start a business.”
- Access Trax co-founder Kelly Twichel will talk about her journey from student to CEO at an event hosted at Harvard on March 31.
- Brown Toy Box founder and CEO Terri-Nichelle Bradley spoke with Bloomberg about inspiring Black kids to pursue well-paying careers in STEAM.
- COI Energy founder and CEO Salisa Berrien participated in a panel on women and money at the eighth annual Women in Entrepreneurship event hosted by the University of South Florida. She said the company is looking to close its Series A fundraising round shortly.
- Kai XR has renewed its partnership with SoLa Impact, a social impact organization based in southern Los Angeles, to help expose students to new careers, culture, and creative metaverse projects.
- Loliware will be featured at the Future Food-Tech summit on March 24-25.
- Pandia Health co-founder and CEO Sophia Yen spoke with Well+Good about how to deal with feeling nauseous during your period.
- Saathi has started a new blog series on period poverty, which refers to the lack of access to menstrual products, education, and hygiene facilities.
- Sisu Global has set a fundraising goal of US$110,000 to deliver Hemafuse devices for 1,000 surgeries in Ukraine. Its first shipment of 500 surgeries worth of Hemafuse devices was shipped to Poland this week.
- Solstice co-founder and CEO Steph Speirs spoke about how energy innovation is lifting lives across the world at a virtual event hosted by Acumen.