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- Code Like a Girl founder Ally Watson will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Tech Diversity Awards on May 26 in Melbourne.
- Pleasant State is now a Certified B Corporation. “This has been a goal for us from day one, particularly for our co-founder Ami Bateman who has worked tirelessly on making this dream a reality,” the company shared.
- Super Fierce founder Trenna Probert will be among the speakers at WomenKind’s fundraising lunch on International Women’s Day.
- Abeego is celebrating its 14th birthday. “Who would have thought these humble beginnings of the first beeswax food wrap would disrupt the billion-dollar plastic wrap industry?”
- DreamRider Productions has received of Surrey’s 2022 cultural grants for immersive theatre performances.
- Gotcare has raised CA$1.2 million to improve accessibility and affordability of home care services and to expand across Canada.
- Growing Greener Innovations has made it to the fourth round of the Pop Up City Contest hosted by Canada’s Department of National Defence.
- HigherEdPoints was featured by StudyinCanada.com for its resources to help international students budget for studying in Canada.
- Iskwew Air founder Teara Fraser has been named a finalist for the businesswoman of the year award in the 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
- Made with Local founder Sheena Russell shared lessons learned being a female entrepreneur, saying it can be “an exciting, stressful and all-encompassing career choice for folks who excel at spinning a lot of plates at once.”
- RainStick Shower has partnered with ReWyre to help enhance the shower experience.
- Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec has adopted the REES Community platform to allow students, faculty and staff to report their experiences with sexual violence. The University of Manitoba and Okanagan College both adopted it earlier this month.
- Sḵwálwen Botanicals founder Leigh Joseph wrote about the role of ethnobotany in cultural resurgence. “Plants teach us about our identity and ground our perceptions of health and wellness,” she wrote.
- STEM Minds founder Anu Bidani was profiled by RBC. In five years “she has grown STEM MINDS from a handful of clients to a base of 50,000+ students across the globe.”
- SucSeed CEO Emily Bland is speaking at a United Nations Association in Canada event on March 10 about careers in sustainable agriculture.
- The Discourse has acquired Sun Peaks Independent News. “Our family of news publications will be stronger by walking this journey together, and Brandi (Schier) brings the savvy feminist leadership that will support us to make a major impact on the local news ecosystem in Western Canada,” said co-founder Erin Millar.
- Atutahi‘s kawakawa lemon and lime beverage was included in a feature called: the coastal adventure you can only do in New Zealand.
- Better Packaging Co. has won the excellence in sustainability award in the New Zealand International Business Awards 2021.
- A new field guide to ethical leadership called HUMANGOOD features an interview and takeaways from Chia Sisters.
- BelleVie was named one of ten Thames Valley startup companies to watch by the business magazine.
- Clothes Doctor is collaborating with adidas for the launch of their new Support is Everything Sports Bra range.
- Safe & the City has been selected as one of the top three finalists for the Social Transformation Impact Award by Digital Leaders.
- Supply Change shared advice for implementing impactful procurement for your business.
- TechPixies founder Joy Foster has been named to the WISE100 List 2022, recognizing the UK’s top 100 women in social enterprise and impact investment.
- Brown Toy Box is partnering with DonorsChoose to expand in-school educational offerings and inspire kids to be successful in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) careers. “We are on a mission to disrupt generational poverty with Brown Toy Box STEAM Kits and inspire a new generation of underserved kids to unlock their potential,” said founder Terri-Nichelle Bradley.
- Callisto has become an official Notre Dame partner and its program is available beginning this semester to aid survivors of sexual violence.
- Courtroom5 co-founder and CEO Sonja Ebron spoke about the new Justice Technology Association she is a founding member of. “I am looking forward to exchanging information and best practices on consumer protection, regulatory proceedings, fundraising sources and other challenges unique to our space,” she said.
- Loliware‘s seaweed and red algae-based edible straws were cited in an article about the growing support for edible, sustainable packaging.
- Mākhers Studio is now a USA Certified Social Enterprise, an independent guarantee that proves when a social enterprise reinvests at least 51% of its profits towards maximizing positive impacts.
- Pandia Health co-founder and CEO Sophia Yen offered advice on being a good mentee. “Set up a regular meeting for one hour a month or every other month,” she suggested.
- Saathi has been selected for the 2022 cohort of The Circulars Accelerator.
- FINCA Ventures wrote about why it invested in Sisu Global, and noted the company “reached a significant milestone in August 2021, receiving US FDA clearance, allowing the company to expand into more than 80 nations, including with the US military.”
- Solstice co-founder Steph Speirs spoke on a recent episode of the Tactical Toolbelt podcast about how working in the Obama administration led her to start the company.