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19 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Engaging the Planet Protector Alliance with Vanessa LeBourdais of DreamRider Productions
"We're teaching them that even though they're alone, they're part of something. They're part of the Planet Protector Alliance—that goes all around the world, and everybody is needed. Your own superhero power, you may not know what it is yet, is needed." — Vanessa LeBourdais, Co-Founder of DreamRider Productions In this episode Join Vanessa LeBourdais of SheEO Venture DreamRider Productions, and SheEO founder Vicki Saunders, as they chat about Vanessa's work to shift the culture of the world to one of kindness and interconnection with the environment. DreamRider Productions is home to Planet Protector Academy, an inclusive, meaningful, and full-throttle experience for children that instills positive environmental values in their hearts – and in their actions. They also discuss: Vanessa's move to the west coast and what sparked her journey as a "lifetime environmentalist" DreamRider’s growth from their beginnings as a project with the City of Vancouver Integrating emotions, feeling, and fun to activate children as change agents Scaling the business internationally and challenges through COVID Stories of impact from children who have experienced the Planet Protector Academy The next steps for DreamRider and growing their team with the support of SheEO We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with DreamRider Productions on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
18 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Pathways to Hearing with Audra Renyi of earAccess
"Your average hearing aid retails for about $2,000. These things cost as little as $50 to manufacture or less. So as you can imagine, there’s a huge disconnect there." — Audra Renyi, Founder of earAccess“ In this episode Join Audra Renyi of SheEO Venture earAccess and SheEO founder Vicki Saunders, as they chat about providing access to quality, affordable hearing care—particularly in developing countries. earAccess works to ensure that the millions of people who need hearing aids have access to quality devices, diagnostic testing, and proper care. They also discuss: The personal connections that led her to start earAccess and advocate for hearing care Her company’s focus on emerging markets where the need is the greatest Training programs run by earAccess which employ 75% women Providing affordable hearing care + screening services at scale The current systems in place leading to a gap in the market, and how this model can be solved Addressing the stigma behind hearing aids, hearing loss, and shifting cultural motivations We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with earAccess on Facebook + LinkedIn.
38 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Going Global with Export Development Canada (EDC)
In this episode This is a special episode of the SheEO.World podcast recorded as a Learning Circle in May 2021, in partnership with EDC, Export Development Canada. If you're interested in selling to customers outside of Canada, listen into the stories of SheEO Venture and Activator, Suzanne of Aisle, Jennifer Cooke of EDC, and Hannah Cree, SheEO Venture-in-Residence as they cover the ins and outs of international trade. With a strategy to support women-owned and -led businesses at every stage of their export journey, EDC encourages women, like you, to dream big and think global about their business. Whether you’re exporting products, services, or experiences, you can realize your global potential and feel empowered to make confident business decisions with the right financial solutions and expert knowledge from a resourceful partner like EDC. Here are some recommended resources: Sign up for a free MyEDC account to access more than 50 expert webinars, business intelligence on thousands of companies, 750+ exclusive reports, articles and blogs, 250+ answers to complex trade questions, and more Review the basics about intellectual property and learn how to protect yours when expanding to new markets Learn how to manage the changing e-commerce landscape and keep your company’s competitive edge in this eight-part series to help your company thrive Access cash flow, manage risk and build resilience with EDC financial solutions
27 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
A Modular Solution to Energy Poverty with Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations
"A number of studies have shown that access to energy and economic growth are perfectly correlated. You literally cannot end poverty unless you also end energy poverty." — Connie Stacey, Founder + President of Growing Greener Innovations In this episode Join Connie Stacey of SheEO Venture Growing Greener Innovations, and SheEO Venture-In-Residence Hannah Cree, as they chat about tackling energy poverty with a modular solution that brings dependable, affordable power. Growing Greener Innovation's core technology is their stackable battery packs that can be clicked together like LEGO™ to meet any power demand, without the aid of a technician. They also discuss: The beginnings of Growing Greener Innovations, and wanting to counter social injustices 3 needs people have when it comes to energy: plug + play, portable, and scalable Various types of energy poverty, and how it affects billions of people globally How greenhouse gas output from energy use differs based on time of day GGI's customers and the future of the company We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Growing Greener Innovations on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
21 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Decolonization with Ecko Aleck, Global Indigenous Lead
"To listen, to feel—is to Indigenize. The shattering of systems, which is what we're in right now. It's very uncertain. It's uncomfortable. It's scary, but we know it needs to happen. This creates space for the Natural Ways of Knowing to rise." —Ecko Aleck, Global Indigenous Lead In this episode This special episode of the SheEO podcast was recorded during the weekly community calls with Ecko Aleck, Global Indigenous Lead. She explores with Activators and Ventures—what is decolonization? And how do we move through it? Systems change starts with us. Join our community to experience more types of these learnings at SheEO.World. Ecko also discusses: The process of re-imagining new systems and ways of being with ancestral wisdom Story, teachings and personal decolonization tools How we can reflect & connect in our own ways We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Ecko Aleck on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
20 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Getting Capital to Women On Their Own Terms with Arielle Loren Palmer of 100k Incubator
"What does it look like to build an organization that has a more matriarchal structure? What does it look like for us to have more transparent conversations with each other about building a company, working together, salaries, compensation, all of these things?" In this episode: Join Arielle Loren Palmer, Founder of SheEO Venture 100k Incubator, and SheEO founder Vicki Saunders, as they chat about approaches to getting capital to women on their own terms. 100K Incubator is a mobile app for early stage women entrepreneurs to get funding for their companies, live coaching, and results driven classes to help them scale their businesses to at least 100K in yearly sales. They also discuss: Using design and technology as a solution to overcome barriers The ongoing process to develop the best fintech solution for women entrepreneurs to showcase their work Stories of women who are deeply passionate about the work they’re doing, and why they need the support to bring their ideas to life How 100k Incubator is partnering with corporations who are interested in social impact The importance of cross-collaboration between entrepreneurs Building social impact into her own business, as a model for inclusivity and values-driven work We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Arielle + 100k Incubator on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
11 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Scaling a Home-Grown Business with Melanie Ang of Backcountry Wok
“Whenever people ask me about the growth trajectory, I don’t feel like I’ve come that far. But when I reflect back to the full three or four years, it’s like, wow, we’ve actually done so much. But because it’s been such a gradual progression of small steps along the way, it really adds up to such a momentous journey." —Melanie Ang, founder of Backcountry Wok In this episode: Join Melanie Ang, Founder of SheEO Venture Backcountry Wok, and SheEO founder Vicki Saunders, as they discuss Melanie’s journey as an entrepreneur and what led her to begin her Venture. Backcountry Wok creates Dehydrated Asian-inspired and plant-based meals in 100% compostable packaging. A portion of profits supports outdoor education and sustainability programs for youth. They also discuss: Melanie’s path to entrepreneurship and growing the Venture organically How spending time outdoors led to recognizing a gap in the market Reflecting on the gradual progression of Backcountry Wok’s growth trajectory Her business model, expanding to retailers, and an expansion into the US Co-creating her products + working with a dietician What’s next from Backcountry Wok + her asks for the community We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Backcountry Wok on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
24 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Ethical Textile Production with Nina Kharey of Folds
"I think before, consumerism was out of control. I mean, even with my personal clothing line that I do on the side now as a kind of creative outlet, I want to make it a full circle economy as well. Make it something that's fully recyclable because I just don't see how we can continue with our habits the way we have. And I think that's the thing that COVID's shown us." — Nina Kharey, founder of Folds In this episode Join Nina Kharey, Founder of SheEO Venture Folds, and Hannah Cree, SheEO Venture-in-Residence, as they discuss how Folds began and how Nina used existing supply chains to fill a need in the market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Folds is a medical apparel company that uses technology and design to create recyclable and functional scrubs. They bring innovative and eco-friendly solutions to help reduce the obstructive environmental impacts made by the garment industry. They also discuss: Nina's previous career as an engineer - and what inspired her to follow her dreams into the fashion industry The co-creation process in designing scrubs for healthcare professionals Moving towards a circular economy in the textile industry, and how ethical production is a pillar of the company The trends she sees coming up in fashion after COVID Where Folds is at now, and where they're hoping to grow to Why Folds is choosing to keep its manufacturing within Canada We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Folds on Instagram, and LinkedIn.
15 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Elevating Communities through Energy Optimization with SaLisa Berrien of COI Energy
"There's enough for all of us. There's truly enough. You know, why waste all the energy we're wasting when we can actually repurpose it for good?" —SaLisa Berrien, Founder of COI Energy In this episode Join SaLisa Berrien, Founder of SheEO Venture COI Energy, and Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO, as they discuss COI's innovative technology that improves building energy performance and grid optimization—and how they're using this tech to elevate communities that have been marginalized. They also discuss: COI's energy dashboard and holistic approach to demand management Partnerships with NGOs, enterprise customers, and mom-and-pop stores A recognition of abundance and how we need to distribute better SaLisa's desire to see everyone live a dignified life The shift towards a greater understanding of social impact + cocreation with support from SheEO Her passion + energy for helping the community + building a better future for all We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action + engage with COI Energy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
14 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Leading the Plant-Based Seafood Movement with Aki Kaltenbach of Save da Sea Foods
“It was a side hustle for the longest time. It’s not like I came up with the idea for Save da Sea and then I was like, ‘Okay, see ya family, I’m out!’ You know, I have a toddler, I have a mortgage. So there were lots of other things I needed to think about before I just dived in.” —Aki Kaltenbach, Founder + CEO of Save da Sea Foods In this episode Aki Kaltenbach, Founder of SheEO Venture Save da Sea Foods, and Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO, as they discuss Aki’s entrepreneurship journey and her mission towards building a global, plant-based seafood brand. Save da Sea’s first product to market is a sustainable, plant-based smoked salmon made from simple ingredients, which convincingly mimics the taste and texture of salmon lox. They also discuss: What led Aki to start her Venture Her background and longtime desire to be an entrepreneur Co-creating the recipe for Save da Sea’s salmon lox How she’s scaling her business through retailer distribution and restaurants And future products from Save da Sea that are currently in the works We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Save da Sea Foods on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
23 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Making Package-Free Accessible + Affordable with Kate Pepler of The Tare Shop
“I think there’s often the perception that living package-free or a lower-waste lifestyle is more expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. I hope that it will catch on, and ultimately, it’s just better for us if this becomes more mainstream. — Kate Pepler, Founder of The Tare Shop In this episode: Join Kate Pepler, Founder of SheEO Venture The Tare Shop, and Hannah Cree, SheEO Venture in Residence, as they talk about sustainability, package-free shopping, and Kate’s journey into entrepreneurship. The Tare Shop is Nova Scotia’s first bulk store, coffee shop, and community hub, where customers can shop all package-free. They also discuss: The story behind starting The Tare Shop and Kate’s educational background Learning to trust herself as an entrepreneur while making mistakes and figuring it out Using entrepreneurship as a way to showcase passion, drive, and create change Understanding + having empathy for individual sustainability journeys without judgement Balancing the need for profits with social good and competition from large chains The importance of education as marketing + impact And actions we can all take towards living more sustainably We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with The Tare Shop on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
41 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Grow Your Sales with Hurriya Burney of RBC
"You do need to take debt, but it's important to be strategic about it. You need to actually sit down and think about how much debt your business can actually pay back." — Hurriya Burney, Vice President of Commercial Banking at RBC This special episode of the SheEO.World podcast was recorded as a SheEO Learning Circle in January 2021, in partnership with RBC. Listen in as Hurriya Burney, RBC Expert, and Hannah Cree, SheEO Venture-in-Residence, talk about how to grow your sales as an entrepreneur by integrating cash flow tools to predict what you need, and how you can grow your business to the next level. They also discuss: Operations, long-term assets, and the best way to take on debt How to establish healthy cashflow habits The importance of forecasting and contingency funds Asking for help and leaning into supports We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World.
20 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Building an Automated Legal Toolbox with Sonja Ebron + Debra Slone of Courtroom5
"The vast majority of people who need us have never heard of us, or don't know anything like this exists. And so our biggest challenge is finding them and making them aware there is a solution." — Sonja Ebron, Courtroom5 In this episode Join Sonja Ebron + Debra Slone of SheEO Venture Courtroom5 in the latest episode of the SheEO.World podcast. They chat with SheEO founder Vicki Saunders about how their automated legal toolbox has the potential to help millions of people in civil court, and some of the challenges they’ve faced along the way. Courtroom5 is currently fundraising for their angel round, which will close at the end of this month. #ASK: Consider investing so that Courtroom5 can continue to grow, build, + meet the needs in this market. They also discuss: How their respective backgrounds in academia as a librarian and an electrical engineer led them here Their lived experiences living with the civil justice system A story of one of the most impactful cases they’ve worked on How they can reach people that need this solution the most and make them aware An overview of how Courtroom5 works, and how they work with lawyers throughout the process We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Courtroom5 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
28 minutes | May 28, 2021
Creating Safe Spaces with Mary Lobson of REES Community
“Up until more recently, people didn’t necessarily see how tech might be able to be utilized to either support survivors, to create change, to create new pathways for things. And so I think there’s opportunities for creative thinking around gender-based violence and looking for solutions to some of the challenges.” — Mary Lobson, Founder + CEO of REES Community In this episode Join Mary Lobson, Founder + CEO of SheEO Venture REES Community, and Hannah Cree, SheEO Venture in Residence, as they discuss the need for survivor-centred and trauma-informed resources. REES bridges online incident reporting with access to critical information about reporting options, tools, and supports. They also discuss: The unique features of REES community that help to create safe spaces + reduce barriers to reporting The importance of creating private safe spaces that provide options for survivors Using data to understand the problem and help make change How allies can work together + help to support survivors The shadow pandemic, where gender based violence or domestic violence is occurring in homes New opportunities with technology + creative thinking to create change How we all need to be involved + be aware of opportunities in the spaces we occupy We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with REES Community: https://www.facebook.com/reescommunity https://www.twitter.com/reescommunity https://www.instagram.com/reescommunity https://www.linkedin.com/company/reescampus https://www.reescommunity.com
26 minutes | May 21, 2021
Preparing for a Digitized Future with Kyla Bolden of Wiz Kid Coding
“How can we make our apps more ethically friendly and sustainable? And I think that actually comes into place when more people of different backgrounds create these apps and create these technologies and actually have a seat at the table.” —Kyla Bolden, Founder + CEO of Wiz Kid Coding In this episode Join Kyla Bolden, CEO + Founder of SheEO Venture Wiz Kid Coding, and Hannah Cree, SheEO Venture in Residence, as they discuss Kyla’s Venture. Through Wiz Kid Coding’s proprietary “Learn through Play” methodology, their programs are designed to help children become more creative and critical thinkers by developing their digital literacy, coding, problem solving and logical thinking skills. They also discuss: Kyla’s story and motivations behind starting Wiz Kid Coding The learn-through-play philosophy to prepare kids with digital skills Wiz Kid Coding’s evolution from schools to online learning, and how COVID accelerated this pivot Re-creating a classroom atmosphere with live online classes Expanding to over 20 countries with the online model Adapting curriculum and courses to the fast-paced, changing world of tech The importance of having people from all backgrounds working in tech towards a more equitable future And what’s next for WizKid Coding We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Wiz Kid Coding: https://www.facebook.com/wizkidcoding https://twitter.com/wizkidcoding https://www.instagram.com/wizkidcoding https://www.linkedin.com/company/wiz-kid-coding https://wizkidcoding.com
32 minutes | May 14, 2021
A Community-Driven Approach to Housing with Wanona Satcher of Mākhers Studio
“The idea is to be able to build what you need when you need it. Again, we already know the answers—it’s just restructuring and creating new systems based off sustainable living versus extraction and exploitation.” Wanona Satcher, CEO + Founder of Mākhers Studio In this episode Join Wanona Satcher, CEO + Founder of SheEO Venture Mākhers Studio, LLC, and Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO, as they discuss Wanona’s Venture—a for-profit green manufacturing firm and design-build studio. As a social enterprise, Wanona’s team is dedicated to developing what she calls “prosilient communities.” Over the course of her career she’s served as an urban designer with a focus on equitable housing policy, landscape architect designer, city planner, economic developer, art curator and theater producer. They also discuss: The affordable housing crisis that disproportionately impacts communities of colour Mākhers Studio’s role as a scalable solution for this crisis Gentrification as explained by Wanona in terms of capital, land, and construction Using shipping containers to build in + look at space differently Micro-manufacturing spaces in urban and rural communities Building sustainability and accessibility into her company’s operating procedures Support from SheEO Activators that will help Mākhers studio shift to a B2B model and scale to other countries We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Mākhers Studio: http://twitter.com/MakhersStudio http://instagram.com/MakhersStudio https://www.linkedin.com/company/m%C4%81khers-studio/ https://makhersstudio.com/
12 minutes | May 11, 2021
The Defining Power of Story with Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey
"Who you are is exactly what the world needs right now they are starving for models of inspiration. And you will know that you're on track because every fiber of your being comes fully alive." — Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey, National Geographic Explorer In this episode: This special episode of the SheEO.World podcast was recorded at the SheEO Summit March 2021, titled "The Defining Power of Story" with Dr. Elizabeth Lindsay of National Geographic Dr. Elizabeth Kapuʻuwailani Lindsey is the first Polynesian Explorer and woman Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society. A cultural anthropologist and award-winning filmmaker, the former Miss Hawaiʻi travels throughout the world as a conservationist of indigenous wisdom and an advocate for social, environmental and cultural justice. Elizabeth serves on the board of Global Voices for World Pulse connecting women across 190 countries. She has also served on international boards, including the Tibet Fund for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and worked with the United Nations on behalf of environmental refugees. Elizabeth discusses: Her story as a National Geographic Explorer and lessons learned from mentors and wayfinders She teaches us how we can use our thoughts influence and direct our destinies How we can learn to stand firmly in our own presence and center The importance of asking ourselves, “What brings me fully alive?” We invite you to join us as an Activator at SheEO.World. Take action and engage with Elizabeth Lindsey: https://www.facebook.com/DrElizabethKapuuwailaniLindsey https://www.twitter.com/ELindseyPhD https://www.instagram.com/dr.elizabethlindsey https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethlindsey https://www.elizabethlindsey.com
18 minutes | May 7, 2021
Humanizing our System: Economics of Partnerism with Riane Eisler
"These movements primarily focus on dismantling the top of the domination pyramid, politics and economics, as conventionally defined. And what happened? This left in place the foundations on which this pyramid keeps rebuilding itself in regression after regression."—Riane Eisler This special episode of the SheEO.World podcast was recorded at the SheEO Summit March 2021, titled "Humanizing our System: Economics of Partnerism", with Riane Eisler, PhD and President for the Center for Partnership Systems. Riane discusses: Understanding the systems of oppression that permeate traditional social categories The Partnership-Domination Social Scale, from the Center for Partnerships, which centralizes the status of women and children in the world The recent invention of warfare and domination societies How we need to dismantle social structures from their foundations And three steps to shift towards a caring economics of partnership Take action & engage with Riane Eisler: https://www.facebook.com/RianeEisler/ https://www.instagram.com/rianeeislercenter4partnership https://www.twitter.com/RianeEisler https://www.linkedin.com/company/center-for-partnership-studies https://centerforpartnership.org/
20 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Racial and Social Justice: Next Steps with Lutze Segu
"Strategic planning can no longer just be about dollars and cents. If you’re not thinking about how antiracism is part of your strategic planning, if you’re not thinking about how psychological safety can also be part of your strategic planning, you’re just not going to be the right fit for this world." —Lutze Segu This special episode of the SheEO.World podcast was recorded live at the SheEO Summit 2021 with Lutze Segu, Social Justice Doula. Lutze talks about her role as a Social Justice Doula and how it has allowed her to listen and understand the conditions, questions, and conversations that need to happen to make way for change and transformation. She also touches on: Being present and actively doing work to combat racism Psychological safety and creating the conditions needed to allow for creativity and innovation How to allow for safe spaces within organizations Learning the role of conflict in interpersonal relationships Adjusting expectations and setting personal boundaries at our workplaces Take action & engage with Lutze Segu: https://lutzesegu.com https://www.facebook.com/lulu.segu https://twitter.com/FeministGriote https://www.instagram.com/socialjusticedoula
20 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
The Soul of Money with Lynne Twist
"The real source of the suffering in our relationship with money, is the lies the culture tells about money, that we support, that we've agreed to, and we've bought into." —Lynne Twist This special episode of the SheEO.World podcast was recorded live at the SheEO Summit, March 8-9 2021. Listen in as Lynne Twist, SheEO Activator and Author of The Soul of Money, discusses how we can transform our relationship with money + life. She also breaks down 3 toxic myths and how we can shift our thinking away from them: - The Lie of Scarcity: "There isn't enough" - More is Better - "That's just the way that it is" Take Action + Engage with Lynne Twist: instagram.com/lynnetwist twitter.com/lynne_twist linkedin.com/in/lynnetwist
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