Her Business Stories

Smart Sweets founder Tara Bosch

Tara Bosch of SmartSweets

Tara Bosch is the CEO of SmartSweets, a company she began after her love affair with candy turned into an unhealthy relationship with food, and she ultimately experienced the negative effects excess sugar has on our health. Tara tried to eat less sugar, but that only led her to crave candy even more, sparking her…

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Carinne Chambers-Saini of Diva International, founders of The Diva Cup

Carinne Chambers-Saini of Diva International

Carinne Chambers-Saini is Carinne is the CEO and Co-Founder of Diva International Inc., and our winner for The 2020 RevolutionHer™ Award of Excellence, naming her as Canada’s 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year! Diva International is a company all about rebelling against the period status quo. Their signature product, The DivaCup, is a medical-grade silicone menstrual cup that…

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Stef & Katie of Welo Probiotics

Stef, Katie and Jack met while studying business at McMaster University. After personally experiencing the benefits of probiotics, Stef was determined to find a way to incorporate this gut-friendly benefit into everyday snacks and beverages. Founded with love in Toronto, all of Welo’s (short for we love) products are made in Canada using clean, plant-based,…

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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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Karlyn Percil of The Success Planner

Karlyn Percil is a Certified Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Life Coach with particular focus on D​iversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.​ She is the Founder of The SisterTalk Group Leadership and Wellness Academy and Chief Executive Officer of ​KDPM Consulting Group INC. She is a former Bank Executive, who has dedicated her career to ​helping companies identify problem areas, known as “Elephant Stories,” that may…

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Dr. Dina Kulik of Kidcrew

Dr. Dina Kulik of Kidcrew

Dina Kulik was our winner for The 2020 Award of Distinction, recognizing her success and leadership in the service industry as a successful business owner with Kidcrew. Dr. Dina Kulik is a mother, pediatrician and pediatric emergency medicine physician. She is the Founder and CEO of Kidcrew, a multidisciplinary clinic for children, providing a one stop for…

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Justine Levenberg of Sportball Vancouver

Justine Levenberg of Sportball Vancouver

Justine Levenberg was the winner for our 2020 Award of Merit, recognizing her efforts as a successful franchise owner with Sportball Vancouver. Justine brings over 15 years of experience in owning and operating a family-focused, non-competitive sports company for kids, which reached a big milestone of over $1million dollars in revenue in 2019. Her passion for business is…

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Lisa Iafrate of Talii Towels

Lisa Iafrate of TaLii Towels

TaLii Towels Lisa Iafrate is the founder of TaLii Towels, a line of suede microfibre towels that are super absorbent, antibacterial, quick drying, compact, lightweight, and odourless. TaLii Towels are great for travelling or camping, and for use at the beach, cottage gym, yoga class, pool, and so much more! They can be customized for your unique…

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Laurie Frankline of Unique in the Creek

Laurie Franklin of Unique in the Creek

Laurie Franklin is the winner of our 2020 Startup Award, recognizing her success as a new entrepreneur under 4 years in business with Unique in the Creek. Laurie is the creative visionary, inventor and CEO of Unique In The Creek (UITC) wreathing boards. After battling 3 spinal surgeries, Laurie was told she couldn’t return to her 25 year…

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Reema Rafay of Arbonne

Reema Rafay of Arbonne International

Reema Rafay is a RevolutionHer™ Business Member, and National Vice President and Independent Consultant with Arbonne, where the company mission is to empower women to love themselves as they are and to create a massive community of heart centered influencers who are excited to transform their lives and pay that blessing forward to others. Reema’s Words…

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mompreneur Samantha King of Fempire Builders

Samantha King – Fempire Builders

Samantha King is a RevolutionHER™ Business Member who serves female entrepreneurs across Canada as the Founder & CEO of Fempire Builders. Samantha’s core purpose is to support the growing number of women entering the world of entrepreneurship by creating a community of women who empower and support each other through mastermind groups, education and mentorship as we…

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Patsy Commisso of MCC nutrition and fitness

Patsy Commisso of MCC.fit

Patsy Commisso is a RevolutionHer™ Business Member and the owner of MCC Fit, where Patsy and her team offer a variety of solutions for your optimal health including for weight loss, disease support, athletic performance, stress management, healthy kids and female hormone support. Their programs include amazing nutrition plans, fitness programs and wellness supports, designed to get…

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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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Collen Dyck of Gorp Clean Energy Bars

Colleen Dyck of GORP Clean Energy Bars

We’re excited for you to meet Colleen Dyck, Founder of GORP Clean Energy Bars. Behind every successful female entrepreneur is an amazing work ethic, passion, and a support system to keep them going; once you get to know Colleen, you’ll love her as much as we do! Oh – and did we mention how AMAZING her…

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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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Teresa Isabel Dias of MenopausED.org

Teresa Isabel Dias of MenopausED.org

Teresa Isabel Dias is a RevolutionHer™ Business Member and the founder of MenopausED. As a pharmacist and Certified Menopause Practitioner, Teresa helps women 40+ navigate the menopause transition, induced menopause, and lifestyle changes to optimize healthy aging. She provides one-on-one consultations, in-person and online, workshops, discussion groups, and she helps organizations and businesses support female…

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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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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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