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- Super Fierce CEO Trenna Probert has calculated the result of inaction on super payments on parental leave adds up to $280,000 per woman, which has been described as a “motherhood tax” ahead of the federal election on May 21.
- Verve Super is one of more than 50 Australian businesses and brands that have banded together for “This Is Not Normal”, a campaign to spur communities to vote with the climate in mind. An open letter to the government asks for action to give Australia a chance to create a more sustainable future.
- World’s Biggest Garage Sale founder Yasmin Grigaliunas spoke with SmartCompany about how small and medium-sized enterprises can safeguard and strengthen their businesses through 2022.
- Alinker founder BE Alink was featured on a recent episode of Money Matters Minute in a segment on growing an idea into a successful business.
- Ay Lelum was featured in an episode of Reclaimed on CBC that showcased Indigenous songs for prayer and remembrance.
- Cooks Who Feed, Sea Smart, and Sitti Social Enterprise are among the ten recipients of the third round of Visa Canada’s She’s Next Grant Program.
- Growing Greener Innovations is among 26 companies that will share in seed funding of $2.6 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
- Iskwew Air CEO Teara Fraser advised the federal government to appoint “as many Indigenous women as possible” to its new Council of Economic Advisors. “The council should be centering economic reconciliation and equity — social and economic equity from a relational systems lens,” she said.
- Nada was featured in the second issue of Make The World Better Magazine for its pandemic pivot and the work it is doing to make the world a better place to live.
- RainStick Shower was featured by Multi-Housing News for “revolutionizing the water-technology space because it saves 80% water and up to 80% energy while maintaining almost twice the flow rate of a traditional low-flow shower.”
- REES Community was among the startups selected to participate at Uniting the Prairies.
- Skipper Otto co-founder and CEO Sonia Strobel reflected on the past three years since winning Pitch for the Purse. “Looking back over those 3 years, I’m so proud of how far we’ve come and the big, bold decisions we’ve made, not only to grow but also to be resilient, to listen, to respond, and to pivot in alignment with our values.”
- SomaDetect founder and CEO Bethany Deshpande spoke about innovating cow milk on a recent episode of the Vivid Machines Variety podcast.
- The Tare Shop founder Kate Pepler spoke with Global News about the challenge of bouncing back after two years of pandemic pressures. “Everybody’s habits have changed so much,” she said.
- Think Dirty founder and CEO Lily Tse was profiled by the University of Toronto earlier this year.
- Think Dirty was included on a list from Lifestyle Asia of 19 apps to help you live a more sustainable life.
- BelleVie has been named to the top 20 small home care groups in the 2022 Home Care Provider Awards.
- MeeToo Education founder Kerstyn Comley wrote a letter about the mental health crisis facing young people and said one-on-one is not the only approach.
- Safe & the City founder Jillian Kowalchuk contributed an article to Real Business exploring how the move towards cleaner transport fails to address safety.
- Callisto has welcomed Tracy DeTomasi as its new CEO.
- COI Energy founder and CEO SaLisa Berrien was highlighted by Morgan Stanley as an alumnus of its Multicultural Innovation Lab for her company’s efforts to eliminate energy waste. “I’m super proud to know that the work we are doing is making a difference, especially for those that are most negatively impacted by climate change,” she said.
- Courtroom5 founder Sonja Ebron finished second in UniCourt’s Legal Innovation Contest.
- Mākhers Studio founder and CEO Wanona Satcher spoke with Madame Architect about entrepreneurship and designing social change.
- Mākhers Studio has been selected for the second cohort of Venture For ClimateTech, a seven-month virtual accelerator.
- Novoloop co-founder and CEO Miranda Wang will participate on a panel about disrupting recycling at the TechRunch Sessions: Climate event on June 14 in Berkeley, California.