Community

We are not just entrepreneurs: we are deeply committed to building an inclusive community that supports positive social change. Together, we are stronger. Here is a collection of people and entrepreneurs who we love.

Emily Shecosystem

With Emily Rose Antflick, founder of Shecosystem: Coworking & Wellness and beloved Community Leader of the very first G Day Toronto. Toronto, September 2016.

Best for the World 2016

With our fellow Best for the World Honourees from BC! From left: Denise Taschereau of Fairware, Saul Brown of Saul Good, and Mickey McLeod of Salt Spring Coffee, in San Francisco for the Best for the World Gathering, September 2016.

Suzanne Siemens Arunachalam Muruganatham

With Arunachalam Muruganatham, aka The Menstrual Man, Indian Summer Festival, July 16 2016.

Jennifer Weiss Wolf

With Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, writer and menstrual activist in New York, February 2016.

SheEO Top 5

With a giant selfie stick! Oh, and our SheEO inaugural venture cohort! From left: Vicky Saunders, founder of SheEO; Sonia Strobel, co-founder of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery; Ilana Ben-Ari, founder of Twenty One Toys; Toni Desrosiers, founder of Abeego Designs Inc.; and Nadia Hamilton, founder of Magnusmode. SheEO Purple Carpet Gala, February 2016.

Radical Generosity Top 5

With our SheEO women-led venture cohort: Sonia Strobel of Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery, Ilana Ben-Ari of Twenty One Toys, Nadia Hamilton of Magnusmode, Toni Desrosiers of Abeego Designs Inc., and our fabulous leader Vicky Saunders of SheEO, Purple Carpet Gala in Toronto, February 2016.

Meeting Sir Richard Branson, Vancouver Board of Trade, June 2012

With Sir Richard Branson, Vancouver Board of Trade, June 2012.

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With Tree Walsh and Eve Ensler, feminist rock star, author of the Vagina Monologues and founder of One Billion Rising Revolution, September 2015.

Madeleine and Suzanne with Danielle Laporte

With our fabulous friend Danielle LaPorte. She coached us back in 2008 and her fiery advice still rings true today! April 2012.

With Ghanan students and For Our Daughters documentary stars Gladys, Faiza, Fayudatu and Beatrice, at Lunapads. Spring 2011.

With Ghanan students and For Our Daughters documentary stars Gladys, Faiza, Fayudatu and Beatrice, at Lunapads. Spring 2011.

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With tech pioneer, philanthropist and G Day benefactor Susan Gibson and CRAVE founder Melody Biringer on beautiful Bowen Island BC, Spring 2015.

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens with Taryn Brumfitt of the Body Image Movement

With Body Image Movement Founder and creator of Embrace: the documentary, Taryn Brumfitt, at our Vancouver G is for Goddess event, September 2014.

Madeleine Shaw and Nicole Bridger at Pads4Girls fundraiser 2013.

With I AM LOVE fashion designer Nicole Bridger at a Pads4Girls fundraiser, Vancouver 2013.

With sustainable fashion pioneer Eileen Fisher at BALLE national conference, Buffalo NY, 2014.

With sustainable fashion pioneer Eileen Fisher at the BALLE national conference, Buffalo NY, 2014.

tribe of women

Our tribe! We invite a diverse collection of mothers, entrepreneurs and social change leaders for a fundraising tea party in honour of Peggy O Mara

1 billion rising team

Team 1 Billion Rising Vancouver 2014: (from left) Global Girl Power founders Navi Gill and Lucky Gill, Madeleine, Theresa “Tree” Walsh, Suzanne and Karen Kobel.

Madeleine and Suzanne with AFRIpads co-founders

With AFRIpads co-founders Sophie and Paul Grinvalds, Kampala, Uganda, January 2012.

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With Craig Kielburger of We Day, Me to We and Free the Children in Vancouver 2013.

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At the World Domination Summit with Loretta Cella (Passion Foundation) Signy Wilson, Danielle Laporte, Kate Muker, Baljit Rayat (Lotus Destiny), Julien Fruchier (Republic of Change), Portland OR, June 2013

 

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“Make the Switch” video shoot, Spring 2012. Back row: Tracy Bymoen, Rahael Johannes, Tara-Lee Gardner, Christine, Monica Morong, M&S, Hilary Mandel, Tracey Rossignol. Bottom row: Leeta Liepins, Bonnie Foley-Wong (Pique Ventures), Christine Lakhbir Johel and M’s daughter Gigi!

Madeleine Shaw, Nikiah Seeds, Suzanne Siemens

With Moon Mysteries author and Red Moon Pathways founder Nikiah Seeds, just before Nikiah’s book launch party at Lunapads, 2012.

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens with Jill Piebiak of Canadian Menstruators and the Crimson Wave comedic performers: Jess Beaulieu Natalie Norman

With Jill Piebiak (centre) founder of Canadian Menstruators (whose #NoTaxOnTampons campaign helped remove the 5% “luxury” tax on all feminine hygiene products in Canada in July 2015) and Crimson Wave comedic performers Jess Beaulieu (far left) and Natalie Norman. 

Madeleine Shaw, Joel Solomon and Suzanne Siemens

With our longtime friend, mentor and investor Joel Solomon of Renewal Funds, Fall 2014.

With artist Michael B. Maine, Spring 2015.

With artist Michael B. Maine, Spring 2015.

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Breakfast conversations with mission-based peers – with Emily Murgatroyd, Louise Schwartz, Mike Rowlands, Denise Taschereau, Sarah White, Maggie Leithead, Doug Burgoyne, Donovan Woollard and Toby Barazzuol. Vancouver 2010.

YWiB SFU - International Women's Day Conference March 2014

The speakers panel from SFU YWib International Women’s Day conferernce. Jill Earthy (FrontFundr) Chantelle Krish (YWCA) Paulina Cameron (Futurepreneur), Jennifer Maloney Adab (Brix Studio). Vancouver March 2014

With SVI-Women conference co-producers Emira Mears and Denise Taschereau, May 2013.

With SVI-Women conference co-producers Emira Mears and Denise Taschereau, May 2013.

Lunapads team with Bif Naked

Rock star, writer and humanitarian Bif Naked visits Lunapads to drop off a door prize for Vegan Prom, February 2013

Welcoming Hillary Clinton to Vancouver with Vanessa LeBourdais, Emira Mears, Hilary Mandel and Lesley Hoffman, May 2014.

Welcoming Hillary Clinton to Vancouver with Vanessa LeBourdais, Emira Mears, Hilary Mandel and Lesley Hoffman, May 2014.

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At Natural Products Expo West with Francine Chambers, co founder of The DivaCup. Los Angeles CA March 2012

Madeleine Shaw and Stephanie Nolen

With Globe and Mail South America Bureau Chief and international award-winning journalist Stephanie Nolen, Spring 2014.

Dr-Northup

With Dr. Christianne Northrup, women’s health pioneer and author of numerous bestsellers including Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, October 2010.

Madeleine Shaw, Arlene Dickinson, Jane Langton

With Dragon’s Den rockstar entrepreneur and author Arlene Dickinson and Sexual Health Educator Jane Langton, Fall 2014.