With 107 Ventures in 5 countries, we are rounding up the news every 2 weeks to share what’s happening. Engage, share + follow using the hashtag #SheEOmagic to amplify.
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- Neighbourlytics is looking to hire a customer success and accounts lead.
- SmartCompany spoke to Christina Hobbs of Verve Super about the Australian government’s move to address the gender gap in the retirement savings system. She also wrote a passionate call for Australia to do more to drive gender equality.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale is now on Depop, a mobile marketplace for used, vintage, recycled, and reworked clothing.
- Cottage Life suggested Abeego as one of the ways to have a zero-waste cottage kitchen.
- Aisle was named to Canada’s Clean50, which recognizes outstanding contributors to clean capitalism.
- BE Alink of Alinker and Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage are among the speakers at SVI Women, the Social Venture Institute virtual conference, on April 28 to 30.
- AVA Technologies is one of the top 20 ventures in the 2021 Campbell River Impact Investor Challenge.
- Dalcini Stainless was mentioned as a storage solution in a likeitGirl piece on making food last longer.
- Made with Local has launched a second social enterprise bakery in North York, Ont.
- Magnusmode‘s deal to include Trader Joe’s in its MagnusCards app got more attention from The Produce News and the Los Angeles Business Journal.
- Innovation Guelph published a feature on Rhyze Up! participant Mary Lobson of REES Community.
- Ottawa River Lifestyle published a rave review for Satya Organic to help with eczema and dry skin.
- The National Social Value Fund wrote about the reasons behind its $25,000 equity investment in Save da Sea Foods.
- Shape hailed Sitti Soap as an innovative Arab-owned beauty brand.
- Skipper Otto published a post on what a Netflix documentary on fishing got right and what it missed, noting that “the biggest truths exposed in Seaspiracy are exactly why Sonia and Shaun started Skipper Otto in the first place: the global seafood system is dirty, and there is a serious lack of transparency.”
- The Small Business BC Awards, in which Sḵwálwen Botanicals and Sisters Sage are finalists, will be presented in a series of small films running May 3 to 6.
- SomaDetect is looking to hire a data scientist.
- The Tare Shop has introduced new products to its package-free stores.
- Indiegraf, co-founded by The Discourse‘s Erin Millar, is the inaugural recipient of the Digital News Innovation Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the Facebook Journalism Project, to be presented on June 9.
- Wiz Kid Coding is looking to hire an online Roblox game design instructor for kids, a Kids STEM curriculum designer, and an online coding instructor for kids.
- AWWA came up with five reasons to shop small.
- Louise Aitken of Ākina Foundation mentioned Chia Sisters as a great social enterprise in an interview on the Business is Boring podcast.
- Jobloads is working with TikTok influencers to address New Zealand’s shortage of horticulture workers.
- The Hello Cup is now available in Countdown stores across New Zealand.
- Year Here’s incoming CEO cited Fat Macy’s as one of its ventures that exemplifies social entrepreneurship and innovation.
- Uswitch endorsed Safe & the City as a way to use your smartphone to stay safe.
- 10Power published a video about its efforts to bring renewable energy to Haiti.
- Sonja Ebron and Debra Slone of Courtroom5 and SaLisa Berrien of COI Energy are among the semi-finalists for Next Wave Impact’s Founders of Color Showcase — they’ll be pitching on May 3.
- A high school newspaper in Maryland cited Loliware as a way to help bubble tea shops deal with a plastic straw ban.
- GreenBiz made the case for raising up women in climate tech, citing Novoloop‘s Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao and Steph Speirs of Solstice as “climate-tech sheroes.”
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health made the case for period elimination in Elle.
- Carolyn Yarina of Sisu Global was a judge at the 9th Annual Rise to the Challenge Competition at the University of Baltimore.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice spoke about investing in sustainability at The Sustainability Imperative event for The Hill on April 14 (her panel starts at 29:22).
- SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective is among the recipients of a grant from the Collective Future Fund in support of efforts to end gender-based violence.
- Vanessa McLaughlin of Welcome Home Health was featured in Shoutout Colorado.
- Miranda Wang of Novoloop made Live Kindly’s list of women-led sustainable businesses. And CBC’s short doc on Novoloop is now available on YouTube.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health talked to POPSUGAR about how to use Plan B.
- Solstice suggested some ways to celebrate Earth Day.