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Raise Her Up: Sophie Collins

Raise Her Up: Sophie Collins

For International Women's Day, we're partnering with DirectHer Network to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and, and take action for equality.  To celebrate, we have partnered with ten remarkable women who are breaking the barriers of change and empowering more female participation in the boardroom.  Sophie Collins Co-Founder...

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Raise Her Up: Chantel Cabaj

Raise Her Up: Chantel Cabaj

For International Women's Day, we're partnering with DirectHer Network to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and, and take action for equality. DirectHer Network is a women-led not-for-profit empowering Canadian women with the tools and support necessary to serve on boards. To celebrate, we have partnered with ten remarkable...

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Raise Her Up: Esmahan Abdallah

Raise Her Up: Esmahan Abdallah

Meet Esmahan, Edmonton-based jewelry designer and co-founder of Buno Design. Esmahan’s design viewpoint reflects years circumnavigating the world. Her statement jewelry is made using recycled and vintage pieces furthering her commitment to reuse and repurpose.  Jewelry is reflective of personality - and, more often that not, personal history. Esmahan’s story reflects...

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Raise Her Up: Jasmine Duncan

Raise Her Up: Jasmine Duncan

Jasmine is a force. She’s the owner of SP Events, champion of womxn, and behind the platform, Successful Parenting. She’s also a mother to three teenage girls. And what Jasmine knows is that parenthood and entrepreneur both benefit from vulnerability, support and connection. Inspired by our collective need for a strong...

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Raise Her Up: Bianca Osbourne

Raise Her Up: Bianca Osbourne

Bianca Osbourne is the host of the podcast “On My Plate”, on-air cooking expert for CTV and The Marilyn Denis Show, and cooking show host for Gusto’s CombiNATION Plates.  Bianca is really talented and super fun. Having known Bianca for almost a decade, it’s not at all surprising that she...

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Raise Her Up: Celeigh Cardinal

Raise Her Up: Celeigh Cardinal

Celeigh is a JUNO-Award winning soul-folk singer and songwriter. Whether sweetly strumming an acoustic guitar or leading her band in a rocking rave-up, she commands our attention.  Celeigh is the first Indigenous radio personality on Alberta’s CKUA Radio Network, and she’s the first Indigenous member of CBC Edmonton’s Radio Arts...

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Raise Her Up: Tai Amy Grauman

Raise Her Up: Tai Amy Grauman

Tai Amy Grauman is Metis, Cree and Haudenosaunee from Alberta, and an actor, playwright and emerging director. From a young age, Tai dreamed of acting. She attended UBC to receive BFA in Acting with a minor in First Nations Studies. Her acting accolades are plentiful; she powerfully moves an audience....

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Raise Her Up: Sue Tomney and Katherine O’Neill

Raise Her Up: Sue Tomney and Katherine O’Neill

Meet Katherine O’Neill, CEO of YWCA Edmonton and Sue Tomney, CEO of YW Calgary, our 2020 Black Friday Fund Partner. Women, girls, and gender-diverse people are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The YWCA is working tirelessly to help women and families recover from economic and social hardship as a result...

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Raise Her Up: Shazma Mithani

Raise Her Up: Shazma Mithani

Meet emergency room doctor, mother of two and female powerhouse, Shazma Mithani. During the workday, Shazma splits her workdays between the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. We connect with Shazma who is working on the front line in the midst of a global pandemic, to find out what motivates...

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Raise Her Up: Jess Tetu

Raise Her Up: Jess Tetu

A serial entrepreneur with a dedication to philanthropy, Jess Tetu is also a public speaker who has been making an impact on her community since the age of 15 years old. Read more to find out how she has become a national award-winning philanthropist and successful entrepreneur. "I'm not successful...

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7339 Kilometers Apart on Mother’s Day

7339 Kilometers Apart on Mother’s Day

Long-distance relationships are hard—and we’re not just talking about facing kilometres apart with our significant others. We’re touching base with two of our dual-citizenship team members, Leah and Esther, who happen to spend Mother’s Day apart every year. Let’s hear their stories.
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Raise Her Up: Lourdes Juan

Raise Her Up: Lourdes Juan

Lourdes Juan has an entrepreneurial spirit running through her veins. Find out what inspired her to hustle from a young age and how she’s using her leadership skills to fight the food waste epidemic in our communities.
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