How To: Enter and Maintain Strong Partnerships with Jaclyn Patterson and Christal Duncan Earle
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
3M ago
Guests: Jaclyn Patterson is the Founder of Shopwise, an online sustainable fashion marketplace, making it easier for people to discover and shop smarter from more than 30 purpose driven brands that prioritize both people and the planet. Christal Duncan Earle founded Brave Soles in 2017. Brave Soles creates handcrafted shoes with upcycled tire soles and is focused on providing opportunities for their customers and fans to love the story behind what they own. Resources:Connect with Jaclyn on LinkedIn Connect with Christal on LinkedIn Learn more about Shopwise and purpose driven brands and a ..read more
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How To: Build Successful Relationships with Freelancers with Jasmine Williams and Sandra Reimer
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
5M ago
Freelancing is a very unique style of entrepreneurship. For freelancers, they are able to achieve flexibility and do work they are great at. For founders, freelancers are key contributors to their projects and business. In this episode, we talk about the tangible tools that allow freelancers to be successful and how to develop strong, empathetic and successful relationships with them, as founders. Guests: Sandra Reimer is a marketing matchmaker at CoLabourNation. Sandra connects overwhelmed founders with Canadian freelancers to accelerate their success by outsourcing marketing and admin. Jasmi ..read more
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Support for Women-led Startups in Canada with Conor Phillips and Natasha Peter
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
6M ago
Conor Phillips is an innovator, creative problem solver and serial-entrepreneur, based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After working in the tourism industry for several years, Conor recognized that something was missing from how small businesses promote their products and services, and how travellers discover the activities, events, festivals and accommodations around them, particularly the tourism they don’t know exists. Which led Conor to build her startup, Pathfinder365.    Natasha Peter is the mind and hands behind Kaska Dena Designs, where she creates pieces that are traditiona ..read more
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Understanding the State of Women Entrepreneurship with Dr.Wendy Cukier and Vivian Liu
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
8M ago
Have you ever googled the word entrepreneur? What kind of images show up? Who kind of folks do you see represented and associated with the word ‘entrepreneur’.  More often than not, it isn’t women and we believe that needs to change because women are disrupting industries, making deep social impact and Guests: Dr.Wendy Cukier is the Founder and Academic Director of the Diversity Institute and Academic Director of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. (WEKH) Vivian Liu is the Founder of mae, Making Auto Easy. Resources: Explore WEKH’s Research on The State of Women Entrepreneurship 20 ..read more
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How To: Navigate Global Entrepreneurship with Myriam Francisque and Evelyne Nyairo
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
9M ago
The world is your oyster, its full of opportunities. But what about trade agreements, laws, market research, and shipping costs?  For entrepreneurs who want to go global, opportunities for growth can quickly feel risky, unclear and even out of reach. For Black and racialized entrepreneurs, these feelings are often amplified. Evelyne Nyairo is the Founder of Ellie Bianca, a natural and luxury skin care line made in Canada with organic and sustainable ingredients. Myriam Francisque is the National Lead for Black and Racialized exporters at Export Development Canada, where she guides entrepr ..read more
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How To: Lead Non-Profits and Create Change with Ivy Wong and Megan Poole
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles
11M ago
Ivy Wong is the Founder of Ripple Foundation, a non-profit created to inspire imaginations,  and foster creativity and literacy for children in Canada. Today, Ripple Foundation serves communities across the country and children and youth at various stages of their writing journeys. Megan Poole is the Manager of Community and Community Relations at The 519 in Toronto. The 519 is a registered charity dedicated to the health, happiness and full participation of 2SLGBTQI+ communities. The post How To: Lead Non-Profits and Create Change with Ivy Wong and Megan Poole first appeared on Startup C ..read more
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How To: Access Scotiabank’s Women Initiative with Chris McMartin and Melissa Houston
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
1y ago
Money matters for entrepreneurs and for business owners. It can also be a source of stress, shame and overwhelm. Chris and Melissa have advice for you to feel more comfortable with making and managing money as a women entrepreneur. Guests: Chris McMartin is our Topic Expert. Chris leads The Scotiabank Women Initiative Small Business Strategy across Canada. In this role, Chris is committed to building a program that helps women overcome the challenges they face on their path to success when starting, sustaining, and growing a business. Melissa Houston is our Featured Founder. Melissa is the aut ..read more
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How To: Foster Indigenous Values and Systems as an Entrepreneur
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
1y ago
Chelsea Howard is the Founder of Drift Employer Brand Consulting. Chelsea is a workforce strategist, partnering with companies from a range of industries to build human-centric culture and employee experience strategies. Mary Wildman is a First Nations Indigenous woman from Curve Lake First Nation. Mary is a vibrant warrior who works to build relationships and form connections, is a motivational speaker and and Indigenous influencer with a mission to advocate for Indigenous People and also help diverse groups become great allies and make an impact in our communities.   Resources: Check ou ..read more
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How To: Fund Your Business and Grow with Kailey Gilchrist and Shelley Kuipers
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
1y ago
Your venture needs funding, how you get there can be up to you. In this episode, Kailey shares NONA Vegan’s fundraising journey while Shelley chimes in with insight and advice for funding your business so you can grow. “Founders should put themselves first. I want to understand their judgment, I need to see that they are coachable. I love companies who marry a social impact to their business and it isn’t a trade off.” Guests: Shelley Kuipers is Co-CEO, General Partner and Growth Officer at The51, where she is transforming the status quo to create a more equitable, feminist and ecologically sus ..read more
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How To: Navigate Entrepreneurship as a Newcomer with Karla Briones and Vanessa Teran
Startup Women Podcast
by Maddie Stiles, Kayla Isabelle
1y ago
Entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster, with high highs and low lows. Add in navigating a new country and all of the emotions and learnings that come along with it, that is a whole new rollercoaster. In this episode, we hear from two women entrepreneurs who left home and came to Canada for a new life. Through their journeys, we quickly learn that newcomer entrepreneurs are the biggest risk takers of all. Guests:  Karla Briones is a proud Mexican-Canadian entrepreneur with retail, food and online businesses such as Global Pet Foods and Freshii. She is also the Founder of KB Consulting. Vaness ..read more
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