Brandi Leifso of EVIO Beauty

At the age of 21, Brandi Leifso was living in a women’s shelter when she founded the concept for Evio, a Canadian clean beauty company that is redefining luxury beauty to be kind, conscious and affordable. Evio’s line of cosmetics and skincare products are affordable, inclusive, vegan, cruelty-free, toxin-free, gluten-free and paraben-free, and are ethically and consciously produced. Evio’s mission is to…

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Jennylyn Pringle of Fusion Mineral Paint

Jennylyn Pringle is a proud mama and spirited entrepreneur. She grew three internationally selling brands before the age of 30, all while juggling the role of a single mother to her beloved 4-year-old-son, Taylor. But the path to success has not been without its challenges. At 23, she took over the family business, Homestead House Paint Co.,…

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Nikky Starrett of Pomp & Sass

Nikky Starrett is the founder of Pomp & Sass, a Canadian social enterprise. When the pregnancy with her daughter Fern cured her of a neurological disability, she had a second chance to live her best life, pain free. Her mission is “to be a positive influence in the world” as a way of being grateful. Now she’s…

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Neetu Godara of SoCIAL LITE Vodka

Neetu Godara is the Co-Founder of SoCIAL LITE Vodka, the first unsweetened pre-mixed drink in North America. The brand pioneered a new category of unsweetened drinks in the RTD segment that is now exploding across Canada. After 10 years of marketing various food and beverage products at Pepsico Canada, Neetu saw an opportunity for disruption in the RTD…

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Grace Moores of Jolly Bark

Jolly Bark designs punny products for gardeners and plant lovers. All items are reusable to bring countless smiles, not clutter, to our lives. Jolly Bark was created from a love of gardening, founded in 2019 by Grace Moores. The Jolly Bark line includes t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, tea towels, hand soaps and candles. jollybark.ca   |…

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Charlene Li of EATABLE Gourmet Popcorn

EATABLE Gourmet Popcorn Charlene Li and her husband, Vince, first bonded in a wine tasting class. As a health-conscious couple who also enjoyed exploring new snacks and culinary experiences, they were disappointed by the lack of clean, yet flavorful snacks on store shelves – many mass-market snacks and sweets often contained artificial ingredients. After perfecting recipes for over a…

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