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- The Financial Review cited Yasmin Grigaliunas of World’s Biggest Garage Sale and Lucinda Hartley of Neighbourlytics in a piece on why it’s more profitable to back women-led startups.
- Code Like a Girl presents Snakes and Ladders — Navigating the career ladder as a woman in tech on Oct. 7.
- A social enterprise grant in Toowoomba will see Envorinex working with Ability Enterprises and GreenMed to “provide a sustainable solution to clean medical waste, while providing additional work opportunities for disadvantaged people,” the Queensland government announced.
- Xbox has released a special controller and console wrapped in the design of Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean-Douglas as the prize for this year’s Indigital Minecraft Challenge. And here are the winners.
- Learn more about the Indigital Minecraft Challenge from Mikaela Jade’s interview with ABC Radio Canberra.
- Lucinda Hartley of Neighbourlytics spoke to Startup Daily about her company’s big win at the Australian final of She Loves Tech.
- Looking to be a financial feminist? Verve Super explains how.
- Startup Daily took a closer look at Verve Super‘s $2.6 million raise.
- Sarah Wagstaff of Abeego spoke to The Good Trade about the value of pay transparency.
- Aisle published an excerpt from The Greater Good, co-founder Madeleine Shaw’s new book about social entrepreneurship.
- Fanjoy is launching its innovative Junior Chef Culinary programs this fall.
- Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations delivered a keynote on her entrepreneurial journey for the NAIT Mawji Centre in Edmonton.
- Iskwew Air shared the “harvest” of insights from Indigenous Innovation in Advanced Air Mobility captured by Cassyex Consulting.
- Today’s Parent recommended Joeyband for “tiny infants with complex needs” in a list of 10 baby carriers they love.
- Joeyband collaborated with Joovy for baby safety month to discuss infant falls, the fact that they do happen, and that the results can be devastating.
- Nada is among the partners in the Too Good To Go app that has launched in Vancouver to help grocery stores and eateries make close-to-expiring foods available to the public.
- REES Community has published a video on how it helps create safer campuses.
- Tea from Sḵwálwen Botanicals was among the well-received items in the Let’s Go Eco box reviewed by A Year of Boxes.
- Sonia Strobel of Skipper Otto spoke to the Vancouver Sun about how B.C.’s seafood shortage is more complex than overfishing.
- The Optimist Daily recommended Totem Design House in a list of Indigenous-owned sustainable businesses to support.
- Twenty One Toys is looking to hire a digital content creator.
- Susannah De Bievre of Beany shared her three rules for making money.
- Elisha Watson of Nisa helped Stuff make the case for ditching underwire bras.
- Lulu O’Connor of Clothes Doctor spoke to The Telegraph about making the most of “Second Hand September” by treating flaws in old clothes as opportunities. [PAYWALL]
- Fat Macy’s has beautiful teak tables thanks to a unique collaboration with another social enterprise called Goldfinger to refurbish benches from an electrical engineering lab.
- Forbes published a piece on how Safe & the City is pioneering ways to keep women safe.
- Brown Toy Box has launched its new website.
- Callisto has published an Allies’ Guide to “encourage thoughtful, empathetic, and effective support for survivors of sexual assault.”
- SaLisa Berrien of COI Energy is one of five entrepreneurs participating in the Diversity In ClimateTech pitch event and one of 50 chosen for the Google for Startups Black Founder Fund.
- Courtroom5 has been selected for the seed-stage showcase at Venture Atlanta, happening Oct. 20-21.
- Wanona Satcher of Mākhers Studio is on The Next 1000 2021 list from Forbes.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health is one of the “medical moms” who spoke to SheKnows about how she’s feeling at this stage of the pandemic.
- Sisu Global was cited in a Thrive Global piece on socio-tech innovation, noting that founder Carolyn Yarina switched to a for-profit model when she “learned that the beneficiaries of her product trusted products made by private companies that they paid for more than free products distributed by non-profits.”