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- Code Like a Girl has placed its 100th intern.
- Peppermint Magazine listed artisanal food business Indigiearth as an Indigenous-run business to support this year as a part of the #BuyBlak initiative.
- Mikaela Jade of Indigital gave a talk at TEDxCanberra on what it means to tell cultural stories in the 3D internet. She also joined several Australian education experts at Expo 2020 Dubai: Knowledge & Learning Week.
- Neighbourlytics reflected on how it helped clients maximize value through the power of data.
- Financy Magazine profiled Trenna Probert, the “fiercely determined and fun boss” of Super Fierce.
- Verve Super was cited as one of several Australian superannuation funds that have divested from nuclear weaponry.
- Verve Super published its year in review.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale celebrated diverting four million kilograms of waste from the landfill over the past four years.
- Yas Grigaliunas of World’s Biggest Garage Sale received the Woman in Climate Tech 2021 award at the Climate Salad’s Climate Tech End of Year Celebration.
- Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage and Leigh Joseph of Sḵwálwen Botanicals spoke to Inside Vancouver about self-care, sustainability, and education.
- Abeego welcomed Said M’Dahoma of Said the Pastry Nerd to its Kindred Kitchen.
- Alinker has launched the “Knowing” cycling jersey, designed by Gitxsan artist Shar Wilson to raise money for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
- Chenny Xia, the CEO of TELUS Pollinator Fund portfolio company Gotcare, spoke to BetaKit about how impact investing is heating up in Canada.
- Vancity’s “Made in Vancouver” series featured Nada Grocery as a place that is helping people reconnect with their food.
- Off the Path Provisions released its impact report for 2021, a year in which it changed its name, moved to a new facility, and had its best ever sales year.
- Scale For ClimateTech added 17 startups to its manufacturing accelerator, including RainStick Shower, a wi-fi-enabled circular shower that helps save water and power.
- CBC published a story on the adoption of REES at St. Francis Xavier University, the first Nova Scotia school to bring in the online reporting tool for sexual violence.
- StartUp Here Toronto featured Sitti Social Enterprise as a place that has won over consumers with products that support refugees.
- Sonia Strobel of Skipper Otto wrote a piece for Vancouver is Awesome on changes to rules for the spot prawn fishery that will double the plastic and triple the labour.
- Anu Bidani of STEM Minds was highlighted in a post on successful entrepreneurs published by the Women’s Executive Network in the Financial Post
- Fan/Joy is launching a new family program to offer mental health support alongside cooking lessons.
- Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey noted the importance of having a customer in a collection of tips for female founders from 2021 published in Forbes.
- Made with Local founder Sheena Russell told BNN Bloomberg she is struggling to get oats following a smaller-than-usual harvest this year. She also discussed the impact of rising COVID-19 cases.
- Discovery Parks published a Q&A with Brianne Miller of Nada, a member of its GENERATOR 11.0 cohort.
- RainStick Shower was listed by Gadget Flow as one of the 10 tech gadgets they’re most looking forward to at CES 2022.
- Totem Design House founder Erin Brillon, who is Haida and Cree, was featured by CBC News as one of three Indigenous women entrepreneurs promoting wellness and culture. The company will be featured on the Shopping Channel early this year.
- Chia Sisters will be one of the destinations of a bumper crop of berries, reports Stuff.
- Kete Kai raised more than $24,000 for Christmas hampers, enough to feed 301 families.
- BDÉT founder Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha joined other Māori producers and suppliers in supporting the creation of a new supermarket chain. “Having Māori-owned and run grocery businesses is a necessary part of ensuring Māori are reflected as true partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi,” she said.
- Chia Sisters founders Florence Van Dyke and Chloe Van Dyke were included in Stuff’s 2021 recap. “This dynamic duo are leading lights in a new generation of well-educated, smart entrepreneurs as New Zealand embraces environmental sustainability in its food and beverage production.”
- Goodbye founder Becky Cashman spoke with NZ Herald about her company and its flagship product Sandfly, which “accounts for 14% of total personal repellent product sales in NZ supermarkets.”
- Clothes Doctor published a blog post on making Christmas decorations from old fabric.
- Fat Macy’s launched a campaign to sell hampers and gift cards after the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 led to a massive cancellation of bookings.
- Sandra Kwak of 10Power spoke about climate justice through renewable energy access for the TEDxSantaBarbara salon series.
- ATL 26 interviewed Terri-Nichelle Bradley of Brown Toy Box about her uplifting toys.
- SaLisa Berrien of COI Energy spoke to syracuse.com about leading a company with empathy, integrity, and transparency.
- Shazia Khan of EcoEnergy participated in a fireside chat for WeRaise after closing her $285,000 bridge round.
- Polyethylene recycling company Novoloop is part of a high-tech recycling effort with the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice is one of the visionaries that Bill Nussey writes about in his new book, Freeing Energy.
- Brown Toy Box founder Terri-Nichelle Bradley has been named a finalist in the 30th annual Wonder Women Awards, in the social good category. The award winners will be announced on Feb. 20 in New York City.
- COI Energy celebrated a successful 2021, and it launched a new website.
- Luxuo caught up with Novoloop founder Miranda Wang, a 2019 Rolex Laureate, to discuss her plans: “Wang hopes that by 2023, her chemical processing plant is able to recycle hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste annually.”
- Pandia Health co-founder Sophia Yen told Shape that melatonin does not impact the efficacy of hormonal birth control.