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- Code Like a Girl was named a finalist in the Advocacy category of the Women Leading Tech Awards. The winners will be revealed on Friday 24 March.
- Circonomy was featured in a piece for their work to refurbish + sell items stores can’t offload, as Australia’s first-ever green circular economy for retail.
- Mikaela Jade, CEO and Founder of Indigital, is part of an expert panel for a review on barriers to participation in STEM for the independent Pathway to Diversity in STEM.
- Indigiearth shared photos from the First Nations gathering space at Sydney World Pride, where they were the official pop-up cafe and caterer.
- Founders of four Coralus Ventures were featured in a list of Inc. Australia’s 2023 Women Founders: Jessica Christiansen-Franks of Neighbourlytics, Mikaela Jade of Indigital, Yas Grigaliunas of Circonomy, and Ally Watson of Code Like a Girl.
- Lenovo published an article with community partners around the world to understand how they help women access a career in STEM, quoting Ally Watson of Code Like a Girl.
- Sarah Gun of Coralus Venture GOGO events shares how her company uses every opportunity they can create or curate to make the world a safer and more equitable place.
- Ally Watson of Code Like a Girl spoke at an International Women’s Day event at the annual Women in Community Life Awards, where the theme was ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’.
- Skwalwen Botanicals was nominated for the Small Business BC Awards in the category of Premier’s People’s Choice Award.
- Kathryn Anderson, education coordinator at the Ocean Legacy Foundation, joins the Stef Talks Trash podcast to discuss the organization’s EPIC four-pillar approach to fighting plastic pollution.
- Aisle was featured in a list of Vancouver-based period brands that are revolutionizing that time of the month.
- Kris McAdam, an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) at Iskwew Air, was featured in a piece for Women of Aviation Worldwide Week as inspiration for women considering aircraft maintenance careers.
- Made with Local celebrated receiving B-Corp certification for the second time. “We’ve hit 103.3 points and are already looking ahead to continue increasing our sustainability and social impact goals in the next round.”
- On the Unreserved podcast with Rosanna Deerchild, Erin Brillon and partner Andy Everson of Totem Design House speak about the damage experienced by copycats of Indigenous art.
- The Ocean Legacy Foundation is offering a service on BC’s Sunshine Coast to collect unwanted dock materials and bring them to their processing facility in Richmond. “These depots also provide a much-needed service for aquaculture, fishing, and marine industries to participate in responsible stewardship practices.”
- Toni Desrosiers of Abeego shared reflections on her journey as the inventor of the beeswax wrap. “When I tell people I invented it but didn’t patent it, they usually fall into two categories. One, they think I’m lying, and two, they think I’m an idiot.”
- Supie was featured in a piece from Stuff comparing grocery price data at three different supermarkets in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
- Coaches at Brainfit shared simple advice for memory and brain health in a feature for Brain Awareness Month. “Memory is not a single object you can lose – it is more like a set of abilities that can be continually improved.”
- Elisha Watson of Nisa is gearing up to sell the company to spend more time with her new baby daughter and help with extended family. She started the business in 2017 to provide work for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds and it has now grown into a business with a $1 million annual turnover.
- Abbie Tebbutt, marketing manager at Chia Sisters, was offering fruit juices on tap in Nelson as part of the Refill Revolution campaign, aimed at shifting consumer, retailer and business behaviour towards refilling nationwide.
- Elisha Watson of Nisa spoke about NZ Post’s community support initiative, Delivering for Good, which is now accepting applications for a new cohort of charities and social enterprises.
- At the re-opening of a Victorian gothic water fountain in Wimbledon, south-west London, one woman reflects on plastic packaging and a petition from City to Sea and Everyday Plastic.
- Supply Change is hosting their Social Procurement Festival on March 29-30, which gathers leaders across the public and private sectors to learn and share best practices for social procurement.
- City to Sea’s new Sea-EO Harriet Bosnell was featured in her new role, sharing: “We’re at the forefront of bringing about change that tackles plastic pollution at source. But I know that systemic change only happens when multiple stakeholders come together.”
- City to Sea was quoted in a piece about the UK government’s plans to block the Scottish deposit return scheme for bottles.
- Kelly Twichel of Access Trax was interviewed for the February edition of ABILITY Magazine. She shared the journey that led her to developing Access Trax and the path that lies ahead.
- Remark Glass was featured by Good Morning America for their work to transform old glass into keepsakes.
- Solstice is working with Reactivate to connect low-income and environmental justice communities with community solar.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health spoke to 8 News Now about demand for birth control has skyrocketed since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.