Celebrating International Women's Day: Empowering Women-Owned B Corps in Canada

Celebrating International Women's Day: Empowering Women-Owned B Corps in Canada

As we celebrate International Women's Day, it's an opportune time to shine a spotlight on the incredible achievements of women entrepreneurs who are making waves. From coast to coast in Canada, there's a remarkable cohort of women-owned businesses that not only excel in their industries but also carry the B Corp Certification – a testament to their commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Join us in recognizing and supporting these trailblazers who are not just breaking glass ceilings but also paving the way for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

  1. The Jilly Box: The Jilly Box, founded by Jillian Harris, is a unique subscription box blending beauty and lifestyle goodies. Created to bring joy and personalized surprises to subscribers, it goes beyond just products. The Jilly Box is proud to be a B Corp, reflecting its commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

  2. Elate Cosmetics: Elate Cosmetics, a Vancouver-based beauty brand, is on a mission to empower everyone to make healthy choices. Founder Melodie Reynolds seamlessly intertwines her passion for beauty with a commitment to sustainability, infusing every aspect of her business with eco-conscious practices. With a focus on cruelty-free, vegan, and ethical beauty products, Elate Cosmetics is the perfect balance for those seeking both glamour and a harmonious relationship with the planet.

  3. Encircled: Toronto's Encircled, founded by Kristi Soomer, is a sustainable fashion brand committed to minimizing the environmental impact of clothing. Their versatile, timeless designs encourage conscious consumption and promote slow fashion. Encircled stands out for its commitment to ethical practices, ensuring fair labor conditions and using eco-friendly materials in its sustainable fashion creations.

  4. Satya Organics: Satya Organics is a woman-owned and Indigenous-owned personal care and cosmetics company. Satya Organics provides steroid-free solutions to skin issues like eczema. Located in Vancouver, Canada, Satya Organic Skin Care delivers NPN-approved, Certified Organic skincare that effectively soothes and restores sensitive skin.

  5. The Unscented Company: The Unscented Company revolutionizes the concept of cleanliness with its comprehensive range of natural home and body care items, all exclusively unscented, highly effective, and thoughtfully designed to minimize environmental impact. Founder Anie Rouleau is an advocate for refillable packaging and waterless products, actively combating the use of single-use plastics and contributing to the preservation of waterways. Embracing the B Corp model, Anie promotes values such as local sourcing, ethical leadership, and fostering equal opportunity employment within the company.

  6. Cheekbone Beauty: Cheekbone Beauty, founded by Ojibwe entrepreneur Jenn Harper, is a Canadian cosmetics brand known for its commitment to Indigenous representation and sustainability. The brand offers cruelty-free and vegan beauty products, with a focus on supporting Indigenous communities. A portion of profits goes towards initiatives like education and empowerment for Indigenous youth. Cheekbone Beauty exemplifies a women-owned B Corp Certified business in Canada, standing out for both its quality products and positive social impact.

  7. Aisle: Aisle, located in Vancouver, was founded by CEO Suzanne Siemens. The company specializes in reusable menstrual products, providing eco-friendly alternatives to traditional disposable options and fostering sustainable period practices.

  8. Poppy Barley: Poppy Barley is a Canadian footwear and accessories brand renowned for its commitment to ethical craftsmanship and personalized luxury. Founded in 2012 by sisters Kendall and Justine Barber, the brand emphasizes fair labor practices, premium materials, and customizable designs. Poppy Barley's handcrafted products have gained a loyal following, embodying a fusion of fashion and social responsibility in the world of footwear.

  9. Three Ships: Three Ships is a skincare brand offering effective, affordable, and cruelty-free products. Founded by Laura Burget and Connie Lo in 2017, the Canadian company emphasizes clean ingredients and sustainability. Three Ships aims to simplify skincare routines while promoting transparency and inclusivity in the beauty industry. 

  10. The Good Tee: A socially conscious fashion brand based in Toronto, The Good Tee was founded by Adila Cokar. The Good Tee is actively involved in the entire production process and manage the full supply chain – from seed to shelf – and openly share information. Committed to fair labor practices and sustainable materials, the company creates ethical and eco-friendly basics that make a positive impact on both people and the planet.