Her Business Stories

Suzie Yorke of The Better Chocolates

Suzie Yorke of The Better Chocolates

A mom, eleven-time Ironman competitor and yoga enthusiast, Suzie Yorke spent years adhering to a low-fat diet only to hit a wall in her mid-40s. After reading Nina Teicholz’s best seller, The Big Fat Surprise, she immediately shifted to a high-fat, low-carb diet, and felt better right away. While she loved the benefits of her…

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Marsha Hebert of Eat for Life by Marsha

Marsha Hebert of Eat For Life By Marsha

Marsha has over 20 years of experience with gluten-free cooking and baking. She is the founder of Eat For Life By Marsha Inc. which provides healthy gluten-free groceries and Marsha’s cookbooks. In 1985 at 12 years old, Marsha was diagnosed with Anemia and suffered for many years with chronic fatigue, bloating, migraines, hair loss, bowel…

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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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Lisa Goodall of QMBeautique

Lisa Goodall of QMBeautique

Lisa Goodall is a business and beauty enthusiast, licensed esthetician, mom of three young girls and the owner of QMBeautique Inc. She specializes in a domestically manufactured, nourishing magnetic eyeliner inspired by clean and minimal beauty. That pairs with a luxury magnetic lash line that encompasses unique beauty in terms of the various eye shapes…

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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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Candace Alarie SOAK Bath Co

Candace Alarie of SOAK Bath Co.

SOAK Bath Co is a Canadian luxury, handcrafted bath and body brand based in Niverville, Manitoba, makers of bath bombs and soap bars using all natural, vegan friendly ingredients and packaging that are sustainable and locally sourced. SOAK Bath Co’s signature soap bars are wrapped with biodegradable, plantable seed paper labels that grow into wildflowers…

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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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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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Nita Tandon founder of Dalcini Stainless

Nita Tandon of Dalcini Stainless

Nita Tandon began her company Dalcini Stainless in 2015, and since then has received numerous awards, including our 2016 Startup Award. We connected with Nita to find out more about her journey… What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? The truth is, I didn’t set out to become an entrepreneur. I simply wanted a better product; a set…

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Read Our 2023 Inspiring Women Guide

We’re proud to highlight some incredible women who are making a difference and forging their own path. With this year’s International Women’s Day call to action #EmbraceEquity, we are shining the spotlight on some influential game changers who inspire us to continue using our voices to challenge societal norms and make the change we wish…

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Katherine Vellinga of Zirkova Vodka

Katherine Vellinga of Zirkova Vodka

A proud Canadian-Ukrainian, Katherine Vellinga is co-founder and visionary behind Zirkova Vodka – an ultra-premium spirit made in her parents’ homeland of Ukraine with a uniquely Canadian flare. Katherine’s journey into the world of fine spirits began by chance when a decision to move to Ukraine in 2005 brought her to the doorstep of a small vodka factory in…

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Michele Revivo Better Snack Better You Popcorn

Michele Revivo of Better Snack. Better You.

Michele Revivo is the Founder of Better Snack.Better You® (BSBY). A mom of 3 picky snackers, Michele was looking for a better for you snack that was high in nutrients, and when she couldn’t easily find one, she created her own delicious line of high nutrient snacks all made from organic ancient grains, fruits and veggies, and no artificial…

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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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Indy Gregg Wedo Ventures Ltd.

Indy Gregg of Wedo Ventures Ltd.

Indiana (Indy) Gregg is the Founder and CEO of Wedo. With more than 25 years of experience in the tech industry, Wedo is her fifth startup to date. Prior to creating Wedo, she spent the last decade consulting, building tech, and raising capital for other well-known and impactful startups. As a career freelancer and gig worker…

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entrepreneur Raquel DaSilva founder of LASHGOD temporary lashes

Raquel DaSilva of LASHGOD

Canada’s 25-year-old Raquel DaSilva is building a beauty empire with LASHGOD, Modern Aesthetics College, and sister companies that she co-founded HAIRGOD, NAILGOD and GIRLGOD. Launched in 2018 out of her parent’s basement, Raquel has grown LASHGOD from a one women operation into a multi-million-dollar company with a 35-person team serving beauty lovers across the globe. Raquel designs, produces,…

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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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Carmen Darley of Carli D Collective

Carmen Darley of Carli D Collective

Carmen Darley operates Carli D Collective, an outlet for her own artistic creations and a space for her to inspire acts of everyday artistry through her creative boxes. A self-taught artist, Carmen opened her business in 2016 as a hobby to support her own mental wellness and to help her cope with her journey to become sober after…

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Maria Locker Success Magazine Top 125 #Success125

Maria Locker Named Finalist for SUCCESS Magazine’s Top 125

The advocate and champion for women and female entrepreneurs is recognized as an influential leader for the magazine’s annual list of individuals impacting others in a positive way FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–TORONTO, ON – Success Magazine has revealed their final list for their #SUCCESS125 and Milton, Ontario native Maria Locker has been named a finalist! Locker…

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