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- Ally Watson of Code Like a Girl spoke to Women Love Tech about her experience as a software engineer and her advocacy for promoting coding and software development among women.
- Growing Greener Innovations was announced as the winner of IMII’s Alternative Energy System Innovation Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to provide Saskatchewan’s minerals industry with new technologies that could be piloted at a mine site to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- To combat the rising need for plastic pollution awareness, Ocean Legacy Foundation is launching an updated version of its EPIC education program to reach all corners of the world. Sign up for EPIC Academy for free by visiting edu.oceanlegacy.ca.
- MMA Fighter Amena Hadaya has volunteered to be one the first MMA fighters to test technology from NeuroFlex that aims to revolutionise the management of brain injuries.
- Ocean Legacy Foundation‘s Kathryn Anderson appeared on This Green Earth to discuss the massive amounts of plastic within our oceans and the launch of the foundation’s new EPIC Academy.
- Hello Period has been highlighted by Fast Company as part of its Brands That Matter awards program, celebrating its mission to offer high-quality reusable menstrual products to end stigmas sustainably.
- Hello Period was featured by Dieline, a bespoke creative platform that exists to serve the packaging community. “When sustainability meets great design, the result is a brand consumers can feel connected to and proud to own.”
- A community-leased facility in Auckland will house Kiri Nathan, as well as be a creative hub for Māori and indigenous fashion designers. “It’s wonderful to have a space that is fit for purpose to support not only our small business, but so many other small Māori businesses.”
- Tasneem Sharrem, professional and engagement officer at Fat Macy’s, was announced as a winner of Be Inclusive Hospitality (BIH)’s inaugural Spotlight Awards, the first awards to celebrate the diversity of talent within the UK hospitality industry.
- Callisto was featured by USC’s Daily Trojan for its online platform which welcomes students to connect with a network of sexual assault survivors from around 40 other universities.
- STEAM puzzles from Brown Toy Box were included in this year’s list of Oprah’s Favorite Things. “Representation matters—that’s why Terri-Nichelle Bradley, an Atlanta-based entrepreneur and mom, created these puzzles, which depict smart, strong, creative Black kids doing science projects, making art, and even exploring the world beneath the ocean.”
- A report from Stanford Social Innovation Review details how community-focused entrepreneurs like Sandhya Murali from Solstice are using innovative business models and technology to make renewable energy and a healthy environment accessible to everyone.