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Sips with Sitti, Episode 3: Resilience in the Face of it All

Sips with Sitti, Episode 3: Resilience in the Face of it All

“We want to give people an understanding of what is going on beyond their silos on social media. At the end of the day, it is human lives being impacted here. Imagine your grandmother or grandfather in this position, there is no getting out. You cannot flee. You know there is a big difference with the refugee community in Gaza compared to refugee communities in other parts of the world. It’s not like other places where you pack your things and go. You sit there and pray you’re alive the next day” - Jackie (Examining crisis of Israeli-Palestinian violence)
Sips with Sitti, Episode 2: Owning Your Women-Owned Business Story

Sips with Sitti, Episode 2: Owning Your Women-Owned Business Story

“We tend to glamourize this concept of entrepreneurship in a way that it’s control over your schedule and control over your life. You have more control to do what you want when you want… it is actually the opposite. Running a business requires you to place boundaries on yourself, which often time is difficult to do. As small businesses owners, we are wearing 10 different hats to keep our brand afloat. It is difficult to say no to your own brand.” 
Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jaswinder Salh of Keep Leaf

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jaswinder Salh of Keep Leaf

Say hello to Jaswinder Salh, the founder of Keep Leaf! Keep Leaf is a sustainable lifestyle brand creating reusable and organic products. They are creating stylish products that are meant to last. Keep Leaf has reusable tote bags, make up bags, lunch bags, and even baby bibs! The brand is also committed to ethical production: all of their products are made in a clean, family-owned facility. The greatest part of Keep Leaf is that your purchase means less toxins and waste going back into the environment. Read more about Jaswinder and the story behind Keep Leaf. 

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jana Zaibak of Nomz

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jana Zaibak of Nomz

In this week’s interview, we are talking to the founder of Nomz, Jana Zaibak. Nomz creates a range of wellness products that satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra sugars or artificial sweeteners. Zaibak started the brand after learning more about refined sugars and wanted to make something delicious for all those wishing to be on a healthier diet. The brand prides itself on being simple, proudly displaying all their ingredients on the front of the package. No extra stuff, just all the good things nature has to offer. Read more about Jana and how Nomz is creating healthy bites that taste oh so good! 

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Amy Welsman of PAUME

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Amy Welsman of PAUME

Amy will definitely change the way you look at hand sanitizer and all for the right reasons. PAUME isn’t your typical hand sanitizer. It has a unique plant-based formula, which kills bacteria and moisturizes your hands all together. Say goodbye to dry hands! But wait this isn’t the best part. Their entire array of product packaging is designed with sustainability in mind and they are proud to announce their Plastic Neutral Certification.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Three Ships

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Three Ships

Meet Connie Lo, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty, a Toronto-based skincare brand focused on providing clean, natural products that are accessible and affordable to all. The brand was created back in 2017 in response to the lack of affordable and natural products on the market. Today, they pride themselves in being Leaping Bunny certified, 100% vegan, and cruelty free.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: This Bag Helps

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: This Bag Helps

Meet Susie Gay, co-founder of This Bag Helps, a Summerland-based non-profit brand creating tote bags that started with the vision of helping businesses impacted by COVID-19. Since the organization was founded in 2020, it has grown to support other causes including organizations who empower girls education, global programs fighting child hunger, and many more

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Yasaman Haj-shafiei of Jing Well

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Yasaman Haj-shafiei of Jing Well

Yasaman Haj-shafiei is the owner of Jing Well, an Ontario-based brand that is bringing the healing power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the mainstream health and wellness arena.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Heather McDougall of BogoBrush

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Heather McDougall of BogoBrush

In this week’s interview, we talk with the co-founder and CEO of Bogobrush, Heather McDougall. Heather created the sleek and sustainable Bogobrush toothbrush with the environment front-of-mind.
Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Sheena Brady of Tease Tea

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Sheena Brady of Tease Tea

Meet Sheena Brady, the founder and CEO of Tease Tea, an Ottawa-based company that sells ethically and sustainably sourced loose-leaf tea and accessories. Every purchase of their tea supports programs that help empower women and young girls.
Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Shahniza of SA Creative Agency

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Shahniza of SA Creative Agency

Shahniza is the owner of SA Creative Agency, a women-owned business in Toronto, Canada that creates unique and effective branding experiences without breaking the bank. They also have their own in-house stationery and sticker line, which you can check out through their online shop!
Guest Post: It's Thyme to Try Something New

Guest Post: It's Thyme to Try Something New

 That’s right! It’s THAT time of the year when there are many sick days being used as children and adults are down with the flu and other seasonal-...
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