We're so thankful to work with so many women who are making strides in business, advocacy, and community.
In celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, we're sharing a few of the business owners and creators that we love! This list is not exhaustive by any means, but a small snapshot of the women who inspire us.
Looking to celebrate a women in your life on International Women's Day? We've opened March 8 as a special delivery day! Deadline to order is March 6!
Have any women leaders you'd like to shoutout? Put them in the comments and link to their businesses or social accounts!
Alyssa's Shout outs!
Heather Roy: Team Evelyn Foundation
A long time friend of ours, Heather spreads love and kindness everywhere she goes, being a beacon of light even though she has been through some darkness. She works so hard through Team Evelyn Foundation to boost funding for childhood cancer research and support families dealing with childhood cancer. The legacy she's building for her daughter, Evelyn, has had a huge impact on our giving strategy and she always inspires us to find ways to better support our community.
Lisa Webb: Wine, Women, Well-Being
The founder of Wine, Women, Wellbeing, Lisa has spent a decade of her adult life building her community, networking, and finding sisterhood all over the world - chronicling her journey as Canadian Expat Mom through books and blogging. She's a clear example of the power of manifesting your dreams (so many times!) as well as encouraging and empowering women to do so for themselves. Her power to bring together community through Wine, Women, Well Being is inspiring!
Jessica Janzen: Love for Lewiston Foundation
Wife, Mama, Keynote Speaker, Author, Coach and Co-Founder of The Love for Lewiston Foundation, Jessica is advocating for change and making a huge impact on parents and babies all across Canada, particularly for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA has been a common screening for newborns in the United States but not Canada... until very recently. She fought to get that screening included for all newborns and is advocating for early screening for other rare diseases.
Carly's Shout outs!
Alexandra Daignault: Sarjesa
Founder of Sarjesa, her tea company centers the voices and teachings of indigenous communities, particularly when it comes to sustainable sourcing and agricultural practices. So much goes into a cup of tea and her care at all stages of the supply chain is represented in the final product! I'm inspired by her thoughtfulness and commitment to using her product and platform to support community.
Laura Dunford: Dunford Girls
Laura is the mastermind behind a lot of the styled shoots you've seen on our Instagram and website. Outside of her job as a CT and X-ray Technician in the Emergency Room, she has a love of big fun parties and goes over the top for her girls. It's so fun getting to collaborate with her and other local, women owned businesses to express our creativity and make these fun party concepts. In the hustle culture we live in where we're all encouraged to turn our passion projects into side jobs, Laura is a great example that you can keep some things just for fun!
Sarah Dawes: Salty Sea Dog Designs
One half of the fabulous Salty Sea Dog Designs, it's always a pleasure to spend a moment in her company or stumble upon one of her hilarious Instagram Reels. With her husband Blair, their ceramic partnership explores animal designs with cheerful colours, animated expressions and whimsical creations. Another proponent of paying it forward, she's been a rallying force to raise funds for community organizations and important causes.
Melissa's Shout outs!
Cheryl Sanguinetti: The Mortgage Gallery
We've worked with Cheryl for the past couple of years to send sweet treats on her behalf. We admire the appreciation she shows for client referrals and thanking those who have shared her name. Word of mouth is a game changer for all of us small businesses and she's helped remind us to consistently advocate and promote our friends in the industry.
Sara: Little Finley Co
Sara puts so much love and time into her business selling kids clothes. She hand makes almost every item in her home studio! I like knowing that when I purchase from her business, I'm directly supporting her and her family.
Rhonda: Creative Edge Flowers
A long time partner of ours, Rhonda lives and breathes flowers. She works so hard in her business and is always out being the face of her company. As a fellow mom of two, I always admire how much commitment and energy she devotes to her blossoming business!