Happy International Women's Day! Today is a day for celebrating women who work hard every day to achieve personal and professional goals, as well as creating a more inclusive world. It's a day when there are activists, movements, and marches that happen all around the world!
Over the years, we have come a long way and it feels like we still have a long way to go. Yet, progress is progress - so let’s eat cake (or pop some bubbly) and celebrate!
We have always been very proud to be a women-led brand. We have met so many other inspiring women along the way who are up to amazing things in the world. Today we wanted to feature local, woman-led brands and entrepreneurs on our blog to celebrate their accomplishments and spread the word about all the great things they are doing!
Read about 5 Canadian women-run brands and entrepreneurs below!
SUPERCRUSH - Courtney Peters & Shelby Slater
Supercrush is on a mission to make great hair super simple for busy women. Best known for their scrunchies, Supercrush creates super high quality hair accessories that are also ethically and sustainably made in Vancouver, Canada. Offering a diverse product line for women with all lengths and styles of hair, they've quickly become Vancouver's go-to hair accessory brand.
In just shy of 3 years, this mother/daughter founded brand has grown into a thriving team of 15, is sold in over 50 boutiques and salons across Canada and the US and is looking forward to continued and exciting growth in the future.
Supercrush is donating 20% from select scrunchy bundles towards sponsoring the education of girls in Kenya through One Girl Can society from March 8 - 14, 2021. Go grab yours today to support this amazing cause!
ACE and RILEY is a women-run start up out of Vancouver, Canada, dedicated to transforming the way girls play. Currently there is a massive gender gap in post-secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs and careers which can be traced back to the lack of cognitively enriching toys marketed towards girls during the critical neurodevelopmental period in early childhood. ACE and RILEY is committed to levelling the playing field for girls by creating toys, activities and experiences that promote curiosity, problem-solving and exposure to foundational STEM skills while embracing and encouraging a lot of SASS.
Ace and Riley is owned by 3 amazing women, Dr. Amy Tanner, Chantelle Stewart, and Caylie Valley.
Learn more about ACE and RILEY at aceandriley.com. You can now shop ACE and RILEY products on our website! Check them out here.
EASY DAYSIES - Elaine Tan Comeau
Elaine Tan Comeau knows the ups and downs of being a mom entrepreneur. This mom of three is a sought after keynote speaker, author, and CEO and founder of Easy Daysies Ltd. She went from being a school teacher to accidentally inventing a children’s product (launched off her kitchen table right after her third baby was born), to CEO and Founder of one of Dragons’ Den favourite pitches, Easy Daysies, which incited a bidding war among all five Dragons. Elaine loves supporting moms and women in business through speaking on stages, through her podcast “Create Better: Elaine’s Kitchen Table… the Business of Real Life”, and through her Best Selling book, “Sell Your Passion”! Her company Easy Daysies has won 13 awards and was announced as one of the 2018 Top Ten Most Innovative Companies by Small Business BC.
Easy Daysies produces tools for kids age 3+ that simply and effectively help parents teach children to become more co-operative, independent, and less anxious because they are secure knowing what is happening next.
Robyn Gooding is a Certified business and life coach, host of worldwide retreats, proud mama to a daughter, female empowerment super fan [#feminist] and sunshine chaser. She thrives in building up humans, businesses and communities.
With almost a decade experience in global business consulting for companies at various stages of growth, from startups to seven figures and beyond, Robyn decided to build a business with women at the core, integrating her signature framework of strategy, systems and soul, to support women in building profitable businesses so that they can lead their version of a rich life. She coaches women around the world how to start and scale their online business, walk away from their 9-5, and truly believe that they can have it all. Her greatest hope is for collective reverence for the feminine in economic structures, where every woman experiences the power of having a voice and a choice in pursuing a purposeful paycheck while building a rich life, on their own terms.
Robyn is offering a special discount code to our Bean friends! Use IWD2021 for 20% off all services (for first time clients only)!
Nira is a proud Island girl who grew up in Nanaimo and came to Vancouver for SFU and BCIT. Prior to joining Virgin Radio Vancouver, Nira was a host, reporter, writer, and producer for many different television shows and local magazines. She now has 20+ years of experience in the media world, 18 of those as a morning show host. Nira plays an active role in the community, volunteering her time for various charities and speaking events. Nira also keeps herself busy with freelance television and writes a column called Nira’s Hot List. Her and her husband Garry are proud parents to 2 boys and a girl, Shae, Aavi and Jaya, plus their adopted pup Sushi. Nira has a major love for: her Indian heritage, scary movies, vampire shows, spiritual healing books, impromptu living room dance parties, recreational sports, spicy food and red wine. Her personal mantra ‘Work Hard. Play Hard. Give Back.’