02 Mar International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is nearly here! What a great reminder to lift up the women around us!
As we reflect on all the women we are blessed to know and be involved with in the wellness community, we are overwhelmed. Our heritage is that of strong entrepreneurial women, starting with Jo Anne herself, and trickling down to her daughter and now owner, Margo. Our team is over 80% women, serving behind the scenes to bring you the best quality products and serving you in person in our storefront. Many of our team have loyally stood with us since inception, we are SO blessed by all the female power.
There are many companies founded and run primarily by women that we love and continue to be inspired by. Just a few of those are:
Cheeks Ahoy: Founded by Leah Black (Jo Anne’s granddaughter!)
Green Mango Jewellery: Founded by Heidi Denhartog
Love Good Fat: Founded by Suzie York
Spread ‘Em Kitchen Co.: Founded by Melissa Mills
Sweet Song Herbals: Founded by Aryn Mahood (local herbalist)
Made Good: 1/2 of employees from management and production are women
Lily’s Kitchen Co.: local mother/daughter baked goods power team
Elate Cosmetics: Founded by Melodie Reynolds (Canadian)
Wildcraft: Founded by Laura Whitaker
Beauty from Bees: Founded by Michelle
Chimp Treats: Founded by Brooke Hammer (local)
Abeego Beeswax Wraps: Founded by Toni Desrosiers
Rocia Naturals: Founded by Jacqui & Sue
EcoEating: Founded by Jodi Cureatz
Wild Muskoka Botanicals: Co-owned by Laura and Chris Gilmore
We encourage you to show these boss babes some love by following them on social media!
And be sure to keep an eye out for quality products from these great female-powered companies on our shelves!