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- Indigital founder and CEO Mikaela Jade was named one of the Schwab Foundation’s 2022 Social Innovators of the Year at the virtual World Economic Forum now underway. She spoke with BBC News about the recognition.
- Verve Super co-founder and CEO Christina Hobbs spoke with Bloomberg about improving wealth outcomes for women and investing through a gender and ethical lens.
- The Greater Good: How to Be a Social Entrepreneur video series with Aisle co-founder Madeleine Shaw is now available on YouTube.
- Alinker‘s three-wheeled walk-assist bike was described as “game-changing” in a review by Gadget Flow.
- Iskwew Air founder and CEO Teara Fraser is one of the featured speakers at StrikeUP 2022, a free digital conference being held on March 3.
- Made with Local founder Sheena Russell noted the power of free samples in a list of 17 creative marketing ideas for small businesses from Shopify.
- Nada founder Brianne Miller is a mentor for the inaugural Ocean Wise Innovator Lab, which aims to help change the trajectory of ocean health and tackle ocean plastics. The program runs from February to April 2022.
- RainStick Shower was named one of the 13 most unique products from CES 2022 by Insider.
- Skipper Otto CEO Sonia Strobel said a decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to incorporate feedback into its revamp of regulations for B.C.’s spot prawn fishing sector may signal a new era of collaborative consultation.
- Sḵwálwen Botanicals founder Leigh Joseph offered advice as one of five successful women entrepreneurs who have been there. She suggested women entrepreneurs need to take time to observe and think about what it is they are passionate about.
- Kate Pepler, founder of The Tare Shop, said she’s seeing the ripple effect of supply chain shortages. “One of our orders took four weeks to get to us when it would normally take a week, just because they didn’t have enough staff,” she said.
- Think Dirty was included in a list of the 15 best skin care mobile phone apps as well as a Vox feature on how to purge risky chemicals from your beauty products.
- Photos of AWWA‘s warehouse manager and customer service manager were included in a year-in-review featuring the work of Marlborough Express visual journalist Scott Hammond.
- Better Packaging Co. was recognized with a Sustainable Innovation Award, recognizing “innovations that represent game-changing ideas that bring us to a more sustainable future,” at the 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Awards.
- Chia Sisters was included in a list of wellness products for new year resolutions from the NZ Herald.
- The Hello Cup was positively reviewed by PEDESTRIAN.TV.
- Clothes Doctor was included in a list of eight specialist online fashion alteration and repair services to make old clothes look like new.
- Generation Medics has secured more than £400,000 from the UK Community Renewal Fund to extend its programs.
- Safe & the City has received funding through the Foundation for Integrated Transport (FIT) trust which is “one of the few grant-making trusts devoted entirely to promoting radical change for sustainable transport in the UK.”
- COI Energy was highlighted by ImpactAlpha as a homegrown startup building solutions to climate-related challenges faced by underserved communities.
- Courtroom5 is one of seven startups awarded a US$75,000 growth grant from the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council.
- The market for edible packaging such as the seaweed-based solutions that Loliware is working on could reach US$2 billion by 2030, according to Forbes.
- Mākhers Studio founder Wanona Satcher spoke about her entrepreneurial journey on a recent episode of The IFundWomen Show.
- Mākhers Studio was included in the January 2022 issue of Atlanta Magazine.
- Pandia Health co-founder and CEO Dr. Sophia Yen spoke with KFI AM 640 about women’s reproductive health, period leave, and more.
- An abstract from Sisu Global titled “Implementation of a training program for the intraoperative use of Hemafuse in ruptured ectopic pregnancy in Ghana and Kenya” has been accepted for presentation at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s annual conference which runs March 28 to April 1.
- Solstice co-founder and CEO Steph Speirs will participate in a panel of Princeton women founders on Jan. 26.