By Caitlin Kenny The Kit Tues., May 14, 2019 Ever find yourself dreaming of a side hustle? Or maybe you’re already grinding it out for your fledgling company. Starting your own business promises a fun, exciting career — but getting there isn’t easy, a truth known well by Canada’s top female founders. Here, the minds behind Mejuri, Nudestix, Moroccanoil, Therma Kota and Michi share their best advice on how to be an entrepreneur in the fashion and beauty industry. Mejuri co-founder Noura Sakkijha The backstory: It was natural for Jordan-born Noura Sakkijha to get into the fine jewelry game, with her parents and grandparents already in the biz. But that’s where she split with the traditional: She set her sights on shaking up the industry. “Usually, jewelry brands talk to men buying for women; collections are barely refreshed throughout the year; and there is this huge assumption that jewelry is a purchase that requires an … [Read more...] about Want to start your own biz? These founders have advice
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PR man Edd Fuentes’ home is a preview of his bulul collection. There are rice gods standing up, sitting down, dancing, having sex, bearing children, carrying vessels — each of them sparking joy in him. His home is surrounded by some of the newest and most expensive condominium buildings in Makati. But if you close your eyes for a minute and focus on the things inside when you open them again, you would be transported one hundred years into the past — to Ifugao province in the Cordillera region. Public relations guru Edd Fuentes can easily imagine himself living in that period, in that place surrounded by rice terraces where the valleys are green and rocky rivers run through them because his home is filled with Ifugao stories, primitive art and their gods of rice. There are gods standing up, sitting down, dancing, having sex, bearing children, carrying vessels for rice, spices, wine, betel nuts — and in all sizes. Edd is a familiar name and face in media and PR, … [Read more...] about Edd Fuentes: Collector of stories, primitive art & rice gods
By Barbara Ortutay The Associated Press Thu., May 2, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO - After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.” The company also removed right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars, which often posts conspiracy theories. The latest bans apply to both Facebook’s main service and to Instagram and extend to fan pages and other related accounts. Decried as censorship by several of those who got the axe, the move signals a renewed effort by the social media giant to remove people and groups promoting objectionable material such as hate, racism and anti-Semitism. Removing some of the best-known figures of the U.S. political extreme takes away an important virtual megaphone that Facebook has provided the likes of Jones, … [Read more...] about Facebook bans ‘dangerous individuals’ cited for hate speech
By Emma Teitel National Columnist Wed., May 8, 2019 Maxime Bernier: political leader, provocateur, enemy of white pants. It’s not the epitaph I’d want on my tombstone, but it might someday be inscribed on Bernier’s: a man fundamentally and obsessively opposed to the idea of free tampons. If you don’t believe me, take a look at Bernier’s Twitter page, home to various screeds about a recent federal government proposal to make menstrual products free and accessible in federally regulated Canadian workplaces. The reason for this proposal is simple. There still exists around the world and, yes, even in Canada, stigma around menstruation, not to mention a disturbing lack of access to the typically expensive products women use when they are on their periods. Article Continued Below “Period Poverty” is a real problem in this country. A study published last year by Plan International Canada, determined that one third … [Read more...] about Why is Maxime Bernier so obsessed with tampons?
By Martin Regg Cohn Ontario Politics Columnist Fri., May 3, 2019 Canada has a new disruptor — with a difference. Move over, Doug Ford! Jason Kenney is back. First stop, Ontario. Days after being sworn in as Alberta’s new premier Tuesday, sweeping to power with a 55-per-cent majority unrivalled by any politician in Canada today, Kenney wants to win over Ontarians. Direct and in person. Article Continued Below Best known as a savvy Harper-era federal minister, officially responsible for immigration and multiculturalism, but unofficially assigned to wooing and winning the 905 vote, Kenney has reinvented himself as a fiery prairie populist. Read more: Premier Doug Ford hosts Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in love-in for carbon crusaders Alberta’s Jason Kenney warns of separatist angst in first visit to Ottawa Ottawa can impose carbon pricing on provinces, Saskatchewan court rules All these years later, the Oakville-born Alberta … [Read more...] about Move over, Doug Ford. Jason Kenney is Canada’s new disruptor