Success Stories - Women

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EWI Works

Linda Miller

Adapting to new challenges to better herself has always been in Linda’s repertoire. She began EWI Works, an ergonomics service provider, 25 years ago with an Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Alberta with the goal of integrating ergonomics into her occupational therapy practice.
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Kaffeeklatsch

Jessica McCarrel

After struggling to find work after a short stint away, Jessica McCarrel decided to take her future into her own hands and start a small Kickstarter campaign to help start her own business, Kaffeeklatsch.
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The Floatation Centre

Lindsay MacPhee

After being disgruntled with her 9-5 career in engineering, Lindsay MacPhee decided to cut ties with her engineering life and open Atlantic Canada's first floatation therapy and wellness centre.
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CHM Management Group Inc.

Claudia Mutch

Claudia Mutch found her passion through helping workers transition from one workplace to another and from one province to another. CHM Management Group is a unique Human Resources business offering construction safety courses, drug and alcohol testing, career transition services, job search advice, recruiting and much more.
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The Uncomplicated Family Corporate Group

Robyn Henderson

As a speech language pathologist, Robyn learned how difficult it could be for some families – especially those in rural areas – to make it to in-person appointments. After losing her mother to breast cancer, Robyn founded Kids Uncomplicated on her mother's legacy of service and love of helping children.
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Construction KT Inc.

Kristell Tremblay

Where some people see a risk, Kristell Tremblay sees an opportunity. What we could consider to be a disadvantage, she turns into an asset. This 33-year-old young entrepreneur, with a strong character and candor, is one of those who know where they are going.
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Strawberry Blonde Bakery

Claire Tomchishen and Jacqui Okum

High-quality baked goods for people who suffer from food allergies or have alternative diets are hard to come by in Ottawa, Ontario, and that's why vegan bakers, Claire Tomchishen and Jacqui Okum saw the opportunity to fill the gap with Strawberry Blonde Bakery.
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Kuwala

Veronica Nnensa and Freeda Mulenga

Born in Malawi, Africa, and raised in Canada, entrepreneur Veronica Nnensa never lost her passion for the continent. After studying public affairs and policy management with a focus on African development, in 2014, it was no surprise that her passion for her home country led her to launching her business Kuwala, with co-founder, Freeda Mulenga.
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Audiologie Nord-Est

Mélanie Chiasson

Mélanie Chiasson has started her own business! Entrepreneurship was attractive to Mélanie because of the flexibility it offers, the satisfaction of doing work you love, and the partnerships that can be built with clients, suppliers and the community.
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Localize

Meghan Dear

Meghan founded Localize in 2011 so that she could finally shop in peace with the right information at hand. As a passionate agriculturalist, she has worked in the field as a farmer, researcher, biologist, and international agricultural developer.

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