2021 Award-WINNERS

Recognizing North America’s most inspiring, creative, and successful leaders, entrepreneurs, and youth from coast to coast to coast



Thank you for your support of the many  successful and inspiring women and youth from across North America who qualified for The 2021 RevolutionHer™ Awards! 
With over 1,600 nominations delivered, and 151 women and youth selected for our voting round, our selection committee narrowed the field down to 24 Top Finalists, leaving our Judges to weigh in and determine who our 5 Awards Winners would be.
We announced all 5 winners LIVE at our virtual Annual Summit (September 27 - 29)
CONGRATULATIONS to these incredibly inspiring winners!

2021 RevolutionHer™ Trailblazer Award

ASHLEY FREEBORN - Co-Founder & CEO, Smash + Tess

2021 Finalist - Ash.S+T - TrailblazerWINNER

Smash + Tess everyday wear is as much about ethics and sustainability as it is about quality, style, and inclusivity, celebrating people of all ages and body types, with sizing from 3XS to 4XL. Best known for their hero product, the romper, the long-term fashion goal for S+T is to create an ever-expanding line of coordinating apparel to take their #smashtessfam through all of life’s scenarios and transitions. Equally important is that the company's Vancouver-designed, North American-made products are inspired by their desire to bring local sustainability to the global fashion industry. Under Ashley’s direction, Smash + Tess has grown exponentially in revenue and transnationally in market share and public notoriety. Ashley is passionate about creating clothing that celebrates femininity, strength, style, and comfort in women of all shapes and sizes.


2021 RevolutionHer™ Impact in Entrepreneurship Award

SUZIE YORKE - Founder & CEO, Love Good Fats

2021 Finalist - Suzie.LoveFats - EntrepreneurWINNER

Love Good Fats was born out of a dream that Suzie had to create something ridiculously delicious that she could enjoy eating and feel good about. Original Truffle Bars and new Chewy Nutty bars are crafted with Non-GMO Project Verified ingredients, and a proprietary fats blend made with nuts, seed and nut butters and responsibly sourced palm oils.

Suzie has created a company that is diverse and gives back generously, rapidly expanding Love Good Fats to become one of the fastest-growing bar brands in North America.

2021 RevolutionHer™ Impact in Leadership Award

KAYLA ISABELLE - CEO, Startup Canada

2021 RevolutionHer™ Momentum Small Business Award

2021 Finalist - Kayla.Startup - LeaderWINNER

Kayla Isabelle is the CEO of Startup Canada, a national non-profit supporting Canada’s entrepreneurs, scaling support every year to meet the needs of diverse, rural, remote, and marginalized communities across the country.

In addition to running Startup Canada, Kayla is also the President of the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation, President of the International Association of Business Communicators Ottawa Chapter, and host of the Startup Women Podcast.

AVALON LUKACS - Founder & CEO, Aura Inner Beauty

2021 Finalist - Avalon.Aura - MomentumWINNER

Avalon Lukacs is the Founder & CEO of Aura Inner Beauty, a modern wellness brand offering nutritional wellness with delicious supplements that embody the best of science and nature.

Aura is redefining inner beauty by connecting your skin, body, and mind through elevated, holistic nutrition, offering formulations with bioavailable nutrients and not synthetic vitamins, sugar, or other unnecessary additives, bringing you purity and potency through powders and elixirs.

2021 RevolutionHer™ Community Vision Youth Award

AUTUMN PELTIER - Anishinaabe Nation Chief Water Commissioner

2021 Finalist - AUTUMN - YouthWINNER

Autumn Peltier is a 16 year-old Anishinaabe Environmental Activist for the Indigenous People in Canada. She began to use her voice at the age of 8 to bring awareness about boil water advisories on Indigenous communities, bringing attention to the fact that there were Indigenous communities that didn’t have clean water for over 25 years, and that even though Canada is a resource wealthy country, her people lived in third world conditions. She continues to be a voice for change.

Honourable Recognition

2021 Finalist - Marcia - Trailblazer-recognition
2021 Finalist - Ashley - Entrepreneur-recognition
2021 Finalist - Wendy - Leader-recognition
2021 Finalist - Laurie.recognition
2021 Finalist - Natalie.McIntosh - Youth.recognition