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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- Mikaela Jade of Indigital is on the judging panel for The Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards 2021.
- Lucinda Hartley of Neighbourlytics wrote about ways to make cities more gender-inclusive.
- Verve Super has been publishing a mini-series on formidable women, including Lily Dempster of One Small Step and Reconciliation Action Plan consultants Ella Noah Bancroft and Kirilly Dawn.
- Shopify’s blog highlighted inspiring women entrepreneurs, including Patrice Mousseau of Satya Organics and Melanie Ang of Backcountry Wok.
- Sḵwálwen Botanicals and Sisters Sage are among the finalists for the Small Business BC Awards, which will be announced in May.
- Abeego‘s beeswax wraps were recommended in a collection of reusable items that reduce waste and save money.
- Aisle is looking to hire a finance manager.
- Harley Salter will be completing 21 Olympic sports on his Alinker walking bike this summer to raise money for a UK-based children’s hospice.
- The Future Economy talked to Naysan Saran of CANN Forecast about scaling up AI companies.
- Nita Tandon of Dalcini Stainless was part of UPS Canada’s #ChoosetToChallenge video.
- Folds was featured in Italian Vogue for its recyclable, antiviral, trendy medical uniforms.
- Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations talked to Global News about being a woman in tech after her $50,000 win at The Forum’s Pitch for the Purse.
- Teara Fraser of Iskwew Air did a Q&A with the Globe and Mail challenging leaders to ask about what really matters.
- Sonia Strobel of Skipper Otto has been speaking out against changes to the spot prawn fishery that will hurt small-scale harvesters. Here’s an update on the campaign.
- SomaDetect got some ink from OpportunitiesNB for its recent $6 million raise.
- STEM Minds Corp has launched a video game design competition for Grades 4 to 8. Entries close on April 16.
- SucSeed commissioned art to illustrate 17 Sustainable Superheroes.
- The Discourse‘s Erin Millar is taking her Indiegraf platform to the U.S. through the Indie News Challenge.
- Think Dirty can help you ditch the toxins in your home, writes Our Good Life.
- The next empathy toy global play session from Twenty One Toys is on April 1.
- AWWA published a post on what it means to be a woman in 2021.
- Florence Van Dyke of Chia Sisters wrote a piece for Stuff on why she ditched corporate law to start a business with her sister Chloe.
- MYOB cited Candice Pardy of Jobloads as a woman smashing tech boundaries.
- Chia Sisters achieved the highest B Corp certification score in New Zealand and the best in the world for a juice company.
- Fat Macy’s is hiring a progression and engagement officer.
- Jillian Kowalchuk of Safe & The City spoke about her app and the response to the death of Sarah Everard in My London and on BBC News, among many other media outlets.
- Colleen Wong of Techsixtyfour Ltd. has launched Thrilltwobirds, a service to help micro-businesses succeed.
- Sandra Kwak of 10Power will be speaking at Unfinished: Actualizing an Intersectional Antiracist Future on April 8-9.
- COI Energy has closed a $2.5 million seed round, and SaLisa Berrien is looking ahead to a $15 million Series A later this year.
- Loliware, which makes seaweed-based alternatives to plastic, was mentioned in an Anthropocene piece on improving the harvest of kelp.
- Southern Energy spotlighted Wanona Satcher of Mākhers Studio as part of its Women in Construction Week feature.
- CBC has done a documentary called In Love With a Problem on Novoloop‘s journey.
- Pandia Health got some TV coverage in Las Vegas now that the company can prescribe in Nevada.
- Sisu Global won best in diversity, equity, and inclusion at SXSW Pitch 2021.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice spoke about women’s access to capital at a climatetech conference.
- S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective is raising money for crisis support for girls and transgender and gender-non-conforming youth of colour harmed by the pandemic.