Meet the Makers
Our exclusive Welcome Box is delivered to each registered member, filled to the brim with some of our favourite products from women-owned businesses, valued over $200! Learn more about each of the women behind the products and the inspiration that drives their businesses, and be sure to show them some love!
Please note, each Welcome Box is uniquely hand-packed and will feature a variety of, but may not include all, products from those listed below.
STEF & KATIE
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, non-gmo ingredients. Welo’s mission is to provide super awesome products that do super amazing things for your body and make a super big difference worldwide, with proceeds from every purchase supporting food, water, or education projects in Kikima, Kenya.
Welo 5-Pack Kids Bars in Double Chocolate (5 x 20g bars)
+ a Welo Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar (40g)
As seen on Dragons’ Den, Welo’s (short for We Love) locally-made probiotic bars contain a day’s worth of probiotics and only 2-3 grams of sugar. Welo’s shelf-stable probiotic is backed by over 25 clinical studies and proven to survive 10x more effectively than yogurt-based strains. Welo Probiotic bars make it easy to incorporate probiotics into diets for kids and adults, with delicious flavours that are plant-based, gluten-free, and made from clean ingredients, with over 3 billion live cultures per serving!
ourwelo.com | @welo.probiotics
SmartSweets Fruity Gummy Bears (50g bag)
SmartSweets Fruity Gummy Bears contain 87% less sugar and 28% less calories than the other gummy bears, and are free from Sugar Alcohols, Artificial Flavours + Colours. These gummies are gluten-free and non-GMO, and made without major allergens which includes tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, and shellfish.
Urban Spa “Hair Hero” Repair Oil (250 ml)
Suffering the ill effects of straightening, colouring or curling? Don’t let hot rollers or flat irons make your hair dry and dull looking. Hair hero repair oil to the rescue! Use Hair Hero as a rescue treatment by leaving it in overnight or add a dollop to damp hair before drying for added shine.
LAURA & DONNA
She’s Got Leggz
She’s Got Leggz brings unique, fashionable, and affordable leggings, tops and accessories to ladies of any age, size or body type. Leggings are a comfortable, inexpensive addition that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Pair your leggings with an amazing Top and you will be all the rage! All leggings are designed in Canada, inspired by the trends and colours of the coming season and suggestions from customers. Complete your look with hand-selected Tops and Accessories to WOW your Friends! She’s Got Leggz goes to great lengths to ensure that quality, comfort, and style are foremost in their leggings, tops and accessories product lines, with a mission to make women feel beautiful in their own skin, accept themselves, love themselves and “Be your own kind of beautiful”.
She’s Got Leggz “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Scrunchie
These scrunchies are a cool accessory that match one of the She’s Got Leggz fun legging patterns. They are made from leftover fabric from the She’s Got Leggz manufacturing process as part of our commitment to reducing waste. They are just as buttery soft as their leggings and gentle on your hair.
shesgotleggz.ca | @shesgotleggz
Hand to Heart Jewelry
Carrie Ismail is the owner of Hand to Heart Jewelry in Milton, Ontario. After working for almost 15 years in social services, trying to grow her small business and be present at home for her 2 daughters and husband, Carrie was always seeking more of a work/life balance. She wanted more AND less. More flexibility, more creativity, more time with her family, more time to pursue the things she wanted to do. Less stress, less anxiety, less busyness. In 2018 she made the decision to quit her career and pursue Hand to Heart Jewelry full time. She makes hand stamped and machine engraved keepsakes and jewelry to capture your meaningful sayings, names and dates. She also hosts regular hand stamping workshops for all ages to teach others how to make their own creations.
Featured in each Welcome Box:
RevolutionHER™ Rose Gold Mantra Bracelet
Our exclusive RevolutionHer™ Rose Gold Mantra Bracelet from Hand to Heart Jewelry is a thin, stackable, adjustable bracelet that looks great layered on.
1/8″ wide x 6 long adjustable cuff bracelet
Sipology by Steeped Tea Inc.
It all started with a cup of tea. In just ten short years, Tonia Jahshan, with her family by her side, has made premium loose-leaf tea the daily norm, by turning tea lovers into business owners through her direct sales company, Sipology by Steeped Tea Inc. Her journey started in 2006 with a mini vacation to a Halifax bed and breakfast, with her husband Hatem. It was here for the first time she tried Cream of Earl Grey loose leaf tea and was blown away by the flavour. The Jahshans stocked up, returning home, wanting to share this newfound love with family and friends. Sharing a cup of Cream of Earl Grey tea turned into something more, and Tonia’s vision to build a direct sales company was born.
In 2012 everything aligned when Tonia and Hatem entered CBC’s Dragons’ Den and partnered with Jim Treliving and David Chilton. Today, Steeped Tea has millions in annual sales and thousands of Consultants across North America selling loose leaf tea and accessories. The company has been recognized year after year as one of PROFIT 500’s Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada, and Tonia was proclaimed as Canada’s #1 Female Entrepreneur by W100; she has received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women award and has been listed as 1 of 6 Women to Watch on forbes.com. Tonia lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband Hatem and three kids – Layla, Jenna, and Sami.
Lush Lemon Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea 100g Bag
South African Rooibos will help you kick your caffeine habit and satisfy your sweet tooth; let this tea be your afternoon and late-night star, refreshing hot or cold! Ingredients: Rooibos tea, Fennel seeds, Lemongrass, Raspberry pieces, Natural flavours.
NATASHA & ELYSIA VANDENHURK
Three Farmers Foods
Natasha Vandenhurk is CEO and one of the initial founders at Three Farmers Foods. She studied Economics at the University of Saskatchewan before partnering with three farmers from Southeast Saskatchewan to realize a dream of taking healthy wholesome foods to the marketplace. Elysia Vandenhurk is Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and one of the initial founders of Three Farmers Foods. Elysia is a Red Seal Chef and has practiced with many well accomplished chefs, including globally renowned Chef Susur Lee. Elysia’s passion for the culinary arts and palate for great tasting foods has been integral to the development of the Three Farmers Foods product lines.
Crunchy Little Lentils Lightly Salted 140g Bag
Three Farmers Lightly Salted Crunchy Little Lentils are whole roasted lentils, offering a crunch similar to a seed without the added fat. On top of being low in fat, Three Farmers’ Crunchy Little Lentils offer a very high source of fibre, are a great plant-based protein option, are gluten-free and vegan, and are free from peanuts, tree nuts, and other common allergens. You’ll be amazed that a snack so small can make you feel so mighty!
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 the Cherkasy region. Katherine knew then that her calling was to bridge her homeland of Canada with her beloved Ukrainian roots, and so she along with her husband John brought the Zirkova brand to life. Katherine’s passion doesn’t end at spirits, as she has helped raise over $300,000 for various humanitarian and human rights charitable organizations including Sick Kids Hospital, The Ambulance Project, Halton Children’s Aid Society, and several LGBTQ+ organizations. Zirkova Vodka isn’t simply a vodka company. Built in the DNA of the brand is a deep-rooted belief in the goodness of humanity, an abiding commitment to freedom and human rights for all. All who work at Zirkova have made it their mission to use the brands platform to give back in any way possible through our charity One+Together. Zirkova One+Together believes that every one of us is a unique and vital part of this beautiful tapestry that we call humanity.
Zirkova Vodka One + Together Minis (2 x mini bottles)
Zirkova is the first brand to create two unique ultra premium vodkas specifically crafted for every palate, preference and occasion. ZIRKOVA ONE is crafted to be sipped neat, on the rocks, with soda and in classic martinis, while ZIRKOVA TOGETHER is masterfully formulated to make cocktails that taste noticeably better.
ADRIANA DE LUCA & MICHELLE LALONDE
Tiber River Naturals
Adriana and Michelle are co-owners of Tiber River Naturals, where they believe that all decisions about business can be made with one goal in mind; to create happiness. To them, happiness entails carefully choosing ingredients that are good for you and our beautiful planet, curating products and sizes that make sense, thoughtfully distributing through channels that empower entrepreneurs, writing witty product descriptions to make you smile and topping it off with bright and colourful merchandising. The Tiber River team of Ambassadors are passionate, purpose-driven entrepreneurs who share Adriana and Michelle’s deep need to create happiness. This extraordinary opportunity helps them share their purpose far and wide, and spreads the word about buying better products for people and the planet, connecting and inspiring entrepreneurial & earth-conscious humans.
Tiber River Naturals Hand Cream Mini (60 ml)
Tiber River lotions contain a unique blend of sunflower oil, canola oil and cocoa butter. They are light weight, absorb quickly and provide moisturization. All this leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. Included in each of our first 200 Welcome Boxes is one mini bottle of Tiber River’s Lemon Drops & Muffin Tops or Lotus + Willow hand cream.
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 use, and make a great personalized gift.
RevolutionHer™ Personalized Cucina Towelette
Handy for every kitchen and the perfect size to hang over a sink, oven door, or dishwasher door. The TaLii Cucina Towelette is great for quick drying hands, dishes, and more.
Creator of the Success Planner
Karlyn Percil is a Certified Emotional Intelligence and Neuro-Life Coach with particular focus on Diversity, 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 interfere with an organization’s inclusion and human optimization goals. Further, she provides transformational tools, like The Success Planner, to help women, groups, and individuals increase their emotional and social intelligence in order to lead and live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. She is most recognized for her multiple features on Oprah’s Lifeclass and mentions in Forbes and Essence.
*No Longer Available*
2020 Success Planner
Research shows that success is 80% showing up and 20% of what you focus and take action on. Ready to use your brain & mind better, and manifest your deepest desires? Want to improve your overall well-being and live with intention, while Doubling your productivity and impact inside and outside the workplace? Karlyn’s Success Planner is carefully curated with the best success principles – designed to help you make the most of your life! This is where positivity, possibility and productivity collide!