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Meet Monday Girl Founders: Rachel Wong and Istiana Bestari

Move over old boys club, there is a new girl in town! Monday Girl, to be precise.  Founded in 2017 by Rachel Wong and Istiana Bestari, Monday Girl set out on a mission to provide career support, job opportunities, mentorship, and above all – to foster a supportive and diverse community


Comfortable, ethically made, AND size inclusive clothing lines? The options are few. Seeing this gap in the market, Allie Duff founded Pure Balanxed –  beautiful size inclusive everyday basics and loungewear that are sustainably and ethically made in Canada. What inspired the concept for Pure Balanxed? Pure Balanxed really was

How a Former Downhill Ski Racer Became an Athleisure Fashion Entrepreneur

It’s remarkable to observe the talent and ingenuity that has come out of female-founded business over the last couple of years. The most awesome is seeing the intersection between fashion and function in a beautifully curated way, and Après Actif – minimalist loungewear and activewear essentials brand is blazing the

From Africa to North America: Ethio Organics Origin Story

After moving to Canada from Ethiopia, friends Amira Aboubaker, Betti Eskedar, and Zewdi Readey were faced with the many challenges that come with being immigrants. These three women worked hard to graduate from university and build a career here in Canada.  In 2018, the idea to work together began. Amira,

Meet Yasaman and Samira Haj-Shafiei, the Founders of Organic Bytes

With the health and wellness space booming, sisters Yasaman and Samira Haj-Shafiei still were finding gaps in the market for wholesome, nutrient-dense, organic and most importantly, delicious tasting baked goods that they could feel great about sharing with their little ones, family and community.  With the pandemic raging on, Yasaman