With 73 Ventures in soon to be 5 countries, we are rounding up the news every 2 weeks to share what is happening, it can be hard to keep up to these changemakers! Engage, share + follow using the hashtag #sheeomagic to amplify.
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- Voting has been extended until Feb. 17 for the Impact 25 Awards honouring leaders in the Australian social sector. Yasmin Grigaliunas of World’s Biggest Garage Sale is shortlisted, along with Activators Moira Were, Carol Vale, and Lisa Siganto. The winners will be announced March 25.
- Code Like a Girl was recognized as a program that is “inspiring a whole new generation of female web developers” in a Women’s Agenda story about ongoing barriers to women in STEM.
- Lucinda Hartley of Neighbourlytics spoke to Balance the Grind about her work and her “messy and beautiful and imperfect” life.
- Fashion Journal spoke to Verve Super‘s Christina Hobbs about what ethical investing means.
- Aisle and Nada are finalists for the Environmental Leader Award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Scale-up Centre for SMEs. The business Reinvention Awards will be presented Feb. 26.
- Vegetarian Times recommends Abeego as a way to outsmart food waste.
- Naysan Saran of CANN Forecast challenged participants in a recent Climate Crisis Hackathon to detect the effect of climate change on sewer overflows and thus water quality.
- HigherEdPoints can now convert American Express Membership Rewards into help to pay for tuition or student loans.
- Magnusmode has partnered with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to help transit users and travelers with cognitive challenges navigate the Buffalo Airport and surrounding region.
- Patrice Mousseau of Satya Organics was quoted in a Radio-Canada story about IndigiMall, an online marketplace for Indigenous businesses. The story also quotes SheEO Activators Michele Young-Crook and Jenn Harper.
- Celebration Generation shared a couple of halibut recipes made with Skipper Otto fish.
- Women of Influence published a Q&A with Bethany Deshpande of SomaDetect on how she turns challenges into opportunities.
- The Discourse Cowichan won silver at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for best news coverage. Discourse Media’s IndigiNews won gold for best photo journalism.
- Think Dirty was endorsed by Southern Curls & Pearls as an app to make your life easier.
- AWWA shared resources to increase the understanding of the experience of trans and non-binary people with periods.
- Lauren Fong wrote about ArcAngels, which invests in female-led startups, mentioning its investment in Beany along the way.
- Better Packaging Co. shared its tips for navigating B Corp certification.
- Becky Cashman of Goodbye talked about taking care of your skin in the sun on Magic Talk.
- The Hello Cup hit a “menstrual milestone” by keeping more than 200 million single-use tampons and pads out of landfill and was noted for its recent B Corp designation.
- Brandi Decarli of Farm from a Box was recognized by the Explorers Club as one of 50 explorers who are changing the world.
- Black Girl Ventures founder Shelly Bell mentioned Kai XR in a recent appearance on Postlight’s Podcast.
- The Strategist from New York Magazine recommended Pandia Health as a way to get birth control online. It also launched in Colorado and Georgia.
- Solstice examined how community solar can benefit businesses and organizations.
- S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is organizing a Funder Circle on Black Girl Power Resistance & Abolition for March 2.
- Nadine Cino of TygaBox spoke to Insights by Stanford Business about pivoting during the pandemic to employ RFID technology.