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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- Code Like a Girl is one of 10 social enterprises to receive funding from Ecstra Foundation’s Women’s Economic Security Project.
- Mikaela Jade of Indigital won an award for Best Technology Achievement by an Indigenous Australian at the Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards.
- Jessica Christiansen-Franks of Neighbourlytics spoke to startup.info about thriving in chaos amid the pandemic.
- Christina Hobbs of Verve Super analyzed what the 2021 Australian budget means for women.
- Yasmin Grigaliunas of World’s Biggest Garage Sale is giving a webinar on The Power of Partnerships on June 3 and is among the speakers at the Sustainability & Science Showcase on June 13.
- APTN’s InFocus spoke to Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage and Patrice Mousseau of Satya Organic as part of an in-depth piece on Indigenous women entrepreneurs.
- Abeego‘s test kitchen showed how its beeswax wrap can keep sliced apples fresh; stick around for the story of rescuing 260+ pounds of apples!
- Vogue Business did a story on Aisle‘s Life Cycle Analysis project, which tracks and reports its environmental impact.
- Aisle will be hosting The Next Cycle, a film screening and conversation about menstrual equity in Canada on May 28.
- Backcountry Wok is hiring a business development and sales lead and a customer care co-ordinator.
- Naysan Saran of CANN Forecast served as a judge at a pitch competition for Technovation Girls, a “global tech entrepreneurship program that challenges girls to identify real-world issues and build apps to solve them.”
- In his State of the City address, the mayor of Edmonton cited Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations as an example of a local entrepreneur pursuing big dreams.
- Iskwew Air is among the projects to receive $250,000 in funding from the Indigenous Innovation Initiative. (Activator Jenn Harper’s Cheekbone Beauty is also part of the first cohort.)
- The Centre for Social Innovation cited RainStick as an Earth Tech venture winning big for the planet.
- Patrice Mousseau of Satya Organic spoke to Shopify about moms and entrepreneurship, and women’s perception of what it means to start their own business.
- Save da Sea Foods was featured as a new investment in the Vancouver Social Value Fund’s annual report, as was portfolio venture Nada.
- Be the Next Her did a Q&A with Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage.
- The New Westminster Record spotlighted Sisters Sage on the heels of the company’s win at the Small Business BC Awards.
- Noora Sharrab of Sitti Social Enterprise was named Woman of the Year by the Muslim Awards for Excellence.
- SucSeed blogged about the value of community gardens.
- Erin Millar of The Discourse and Indiegraf has launched a grant program for BIPOC-led news outlets called Indie Capital.
- Think Dirty took a look at the toxic ingredients in many brands of nail polish.
- AWWA explored what it means to decolonise the period.
- Callaghan Innovation profiled Candice Pardy of Jobloads as a finalist for the Hi-Tech Kamupene Māori o te Tau award.
- Mary Bond and Robyn McLean of The Hello Cup are headlining a business breakfast on June 16.
- Two New Zealand Ventures — The Hello Cup and Better Packaging Co. — as well as Australian Venture World’s Biggest Garage Sale are up for the People’s Choice Award at the Circle Awards, which celebrates and unites those shaping the circular economy.
- Clothes Doctor shared some thoughts on how caring for your clothes can support mental health.
- Fat Macy’s, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, has been accepted into the BOOST scale-up programme offered by the Inclusive Economy Partnership.
- Generation Medics has opened applications to its virtual healthcare academy in Mid and South Essex.
- StartingUpGood noted that $10,000 from the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative helped Terri-Nichelle Bradley of Brown Toy Box stay on her feet long enough to secure a national partnership with Target.
- SaLisa Berrien of COI Energy pitched at Zpryme’s [email protected] competition for innovative technologies in utilities.
- DesignWanted interviewed Novoloop‘s Miranda Wang about the company’s innovative technology to turn plastic waste into high-performance materials.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health has launched Female Founded, Female Led, or FFFL, a campaign to encourage consumers to shop at businesses that are owned and operated by women.
- Steph Speirs of Solstice is speaking at Clean Energy Trust’s webinar on The Next Frontier of Community Solar on June 15.