Celebrating HER

Alida Burke: Co-Founder of Growcer Inc.

Not many people know this, but before starting Parcelly, I was working for the Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) - a non-profit organization representing the rights and interests of Inuit. Working for this NGO opened up my eyes to many things - food insecurity in Northern Canada being one of them. When I was a student at the Telfer School of Management, Alida's business - The Growcer - was a household name. If you're involved in the student body, chances are you've heard of and been inspired by this social enterprise that aims to provide fresh food to communities up North, in a super...

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Candace Tierney: Founder of Oat + Mill

Imagine if your job entailed creating and trying new ice cream flavours on the reg. Wouldn't that be dreamy? For Candace Tierney, Founder of Oat & Mill, this is a reality. As an ice cream enthusiast, I couldn't wait to share this interview because it shed some light on the behind-the-scenes of running a biz that creates a tasty treat (and comfort food!) for so many. I've spent more nights eating ice cream out of the tub while watching "He's Just Not That Into You"  than I care to admit. And it's people like Candace who made it possible! In her early 20's,...

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Michelle Le: Owner of Salon 130

For me, this edition of Celebrating HER is extra exciting becausee we get to reward our readers for diving into the world of entrepreneurship! I first met the owner of Salon 130, Michelle Le, on an impromptu trip to get a haircut in 2014. Never did I think that I would later have the chance to feature Michelle on this blog (!), yet here we are. I remember Michelle telling me about her path to owning her own salon between snips and blowdries. That day, I left the salon not only with a Pinterest-worthy do, but a positive "Go get...

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Eva Von Jagow: Founder of DueNORTH

I am especially excited about this feature of Celebrating HER because I personally know the rock star whose interview you'll read below. Let me just say that Eva is the type of person who you immediately know will amount to great things from the moment you meet her. I met Eva in high-school and although our paths went separate ways during university, I have followed this lady's adventures and (many!) accomplishments on social media. Eva is a social entrepreneur. At the young age of 21, Eva has organized, created, and managed a venture to make social change. This year, Eva was named...

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Gaby Bayona: Founder of Truvelle & Laudae

Not many people know this, but before I started Parcelly, I had big dreams of becoming a wedding planner. Mind you, this was coincidentally at the same time that I discovered Pinterest, saw millions of wedding ideas, and become fascinated by all things wedding-related. Ironically, I have only attended 3 weddings in my entire life, however, my friends can vouch for me, I have mine pretty much planned. I first came across Truvelle on Etsy by accident and I immediately fell in love with the designs. It was so hard for me to wrap my mind around the idea that the...

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