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Lola Adeyemi, Founder/Chief Souper Woman, It's Souper

Lola Adeyemi, Founder/Chief Souper Woman, It's Souper

"If you realize there’s a gap in the market, create it – invent that product, create that solution. I really encourage women to do that and not wait for somebody else....

Lisa Hallsworth, P.Eng., Chief Executive Officer, Rillea Technologies

Lisa Hallsworth, P.Eng., Chief Executive Officer, Rillea Technologies

"Manufacturing is such a rewarding place to work and offers so many invaluable learning opportunities," shares Lisa. Click here to read HerStory.

Leila Keshavjee, Founder and CEO, Happy Pops

Leila Keshavjee, Founder and CEO, Happy Pops

"Manufacturing allows me to innovate quickly and keep control of the quality of my products and know exactly what the product is made of," shares Leila. Click here to read...

Kristy Miller, Founder and CEO, The Scented Market

Kristy Miller, Founder and CEO, The Scented Market

Kristy Miller started her eco-friendly business in 2018 as a stay-at-home mom looking to bring only the best products into her home. Miller wanted to make a healthier candle...

Kim Thira, President and CEO, AceTronic Industrial Controls Inc.

Kim Thira, President and CEO, AceTronic Industrial Controls Inc.

"Manufacturing used to be viewed as dark, dirty, and dangerous, but there is such a multitude of careers that are in the manufacturing industry," shares Kim. Click here to...

Jodi Formosi, Founder and CEO, Bella Biochar Corporation

Jodi Formosi, Founder and CEO, Bella Biochar Corporation

“As the Founder and CEO of Bella Biochar Corporation, the most accurate depiction of my manufacturing journey is “baptism by fire”. As a female, without a mechanical...

Ismail Ahmed, Founder and CEO, REFMAX Hand Sanitizers

Ismail Ahmed, Founder and CEO, REFMAX Hand Sanitizers

REFMAX Hand Sanitizers were founded by Ismail Ahmed, an international pharmacist who migrated to Canada in January 2020. Shortly after the pandemic started and when the Hand...

Isabelle Lam and Jamie Lee, Co-Founders, Remix Snacks

Isabelle Lam and Jamie Lee, Co-Founders, Remix Snacks

Remix Snacks is an Asian-female, dietitian led company creating bean-based snacks with ingredients that reduce food waste. As registered dieticians, Isabelle and Jamie chose...

Esther Vlessing, President, Canada Emergency Medical Manufacturers (CEMM)

Esther Vlessing, President, Canada Emergency Medical Manufacturers (CEMM)

"The problems that I thought I could solve have always been manufacturing related", shares Esther. Click here to read HerStory.

Catherine Chen, Founder, CC Sauce

Catherine Chen, Founder, CC Sauce

Catherine, known to many as CC, started her business during COVID. Ironically, she didn't plan to be in manufacturing, it just happened.  A modern twist to a family recipe,...

Brigitte Gall, VP of Business Development & Marketing, TheOccurrence

Brigitte Gall, VP of Business Development & Marketing, TheOccurrence

With a strong belief that "manufacturing will take you to places you had no idea you would end up", click here to read Brigitte's story.

Ashley Kizis, Founder, Kidunified

Ashley Kizis, Founder, Kidunified

Ashley Kizis started Kidunifed with many things in mind; she wanted to begin exploring the circular economy- to see if Canadians saw the value in toys made here in Ontario....