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‘s next intake opens this month.
- Indigital is piloting Indigital Schools internationally for the first time in partnership with Saik’uz First Nation in B.C.
- Neighbourlytics is hiring for four roles in North Melbourne.
- Verve Super‘s engaging infographics were cited as a way to turn data into visual content for social media marketing.
- Refitting your office? World’s Biggest Garage Sale says this is a great moment to engage in the circular economy.
- Spring looked at the problem, solution, and impact of Gotcare and RainStick two of the top five ventures in the 2021 National Impact Investory Challenge.
- APTN News talked to Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage and Patrice Mousseau of Satya Organic Skin Care for an extended look at Indigenous women who are entrepreneurs.
- Abeego spoke to Kimberly Butler of Black Homesteader as part of its Kindred Kitchen series, which aims to forge connection through shared food experience.
- Aisle was recommended in a Swift story about sustainable feminine products to try and in a Lifestyle Asia piece on eco-friendly menstrual products.
- Fast fashion costs a lot, says Aisle.
- The Alinker won Innovation Nation’s #MoMadness championship as the fans’ favourite invention. It was also recommended by AARP as a bike for people with mobility challenges.
- Valerie Song of AVA Technologies has made it through to the top eight in the NexStream Tech Competition in Campbell River, B.C.
- Audra Renyi, founder of earAccess, was on the assessment committee for the recently announced Governor General’s Innovation Awards.
- Reach Alliance has shared a case study on Gotcare‘s model of self-directed home care — here’s a video overview.
- Haircuts on Wheels is looking to hire a hairstylist in Uptown Toronto or North York.
- Iskwew Air is in talks with Qualicum Beach to determine how best to serve the region.
- Lisse Shave made Evolve and Ascend’s list of 10 sustainable brands to get to know.
- SaltWire profiled Sheena Russell of Made with Local, whose granola bar mix is now available at Costco stores in Atlantic Canada.
- Nada is looking to hire a social media lead in Vancouver.
- Sisters Sage won the Best Community Impact Award at the Small Business BC Awards.
- CHCH News talked to Noora Sharrab of Sitti Social Enterprise about how the soap company’s subscription box is changing lives.
- Skipper Otto “has created a just and equitable system for the seafood industry,” Sonia Strobel said in an Ottawa Life Magazine, which noted that the membership-based program now includes Ontario.
- Sonia Strobel of Skipper Otto is also amassing support for a campaign against a change in the way the spot prawn industry is regulated that puts small operations at risk.
- Brainpool AI mentioned SomaDetect‘s use of optical sensors and deep learning algorithms to inform dairy farmers about herd health so they can increase milk production from fewer cows, thus decreasing GHG emissions.
- STEM Minds is offering free coding and STEM training for K-8 teachers in May and June.
- Erin Millar of The Discourse shared her grant-writing secrets.
- The Tare Shop received $10,000 from the inaugural She’s Next Grant Program from Visa Canada, which got Kate Pepler a spotlight on Global’s Morning Show.
- Think Dirty is technology that will improve your life, says Josh Gitalis.
- Chia Sisters‘ solar-powered juicery and Better Packaging Co.‘s compostable packaging were cited in a Shopify post on ways to run a more sustainable business.
- AWWA looked back at a century’s worth of period ads and the messages they have conveyed.
- Beany published a glossary of accounting terms.
- Rebecca Percasky of Better Packaging Co. has received a fellowship from the Cartier Women’s Initiative to further her work to decrease waste. The announcement was also covered by Marie Claire.
- Jobloads is part of Startmate’s Summer21 cohort, which was featured in Business News Australia.
- Nisa founder Elisha Watson wrote an ode to her mum Marie.
- The Register wrote about The Hello Cup‘s entry into Countdown stores, “an achievement the company marks as its biggest yet.”
- Sandra Kwak of 10Power hosted a panel discussion about California on the climate restoration frontier with two state senators and others pursuing job creation, climate justice, and ecosystem restoration.
- Sonja Ebron and Debra Slone of Courtroom5 were featured in WRAL TechWire after being named finalists in the Founders of Color Showcase from Next Wave Impact.
- Live Kindly hailed Novoloop as a woman-led sustainable business changing the world, and The Women’s Network at UCSB listed Miranda Wang among six women leaders in environmentalism.
- RealLeaders recognized Brandi DeCarli of Farm from a Box as an environmental leader you shoud know.
- Akua did a Q&A with “epic Earthling” Sea Briganti of Loliware.
- Pandia Health published a sponsored post in SF Weekly about non-birth-control reasons to be on birth control. They also took a look at the history of violence towards Asians and Pacific Islanders.
- Sisu Global has raised $2.2 million towards its goal of $3 million in debt funding, reports Baltimore Business Journal (paywalled).
- Solstice is part of a project to install solar panels on a public housing project called Queensbridge Houses in New York.