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The weekly series hosted by Eva Hartling brings you authentic stories of self-accomplishment from powerful and iconic women of all backgrounds including entrepreneurs, business leaders, media personalities and more. A podcast brought to you by TD Women Entrepreneurs!

The Brand is Female The Brand is Female

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    • 3.6 • 22 Ratings

The weekly series hosted by Eva Hartling brings you authentic stories of self-accomplishment from powerful and iconic women of all backgrounds including entrepreneurs, business leaders, media personalities and more. A podcast brought to you by TD Women Entrepreneurs!

    Jordana Rebner | VP, Culinary Development, Goodfood | Elevating The Food Experience With a New Formula

    Jordana Rebner | VP, Culinary Development, Goodfood | Elevating The Food Experience With a New Formula

    This week’s episode is a delicious conversation with Jordana Rebner, the VP in culinary development at Goodfood — a Canadian online grocery, home meal and meal kit company. Unsure of what kind of career Jordana wanted to pursue after her studies, she enrolled in cooking school, and the rest is history. She carved her way through a typically male-dominated industry and earned her stripes in fast-paced restaurants and in food manufacturing. Enticed by an exciting new formula on the market, she then took a leap of faith and transitioned into a new role at Goodfood. Jordana is now responsible for creating all of the delicious recipes Goodfood has to offer today. In her new role of VP in culinary development, Jordana quickly overcame the unique challenges of the job; this included identifying what kind of recipes Goodfood members liked, working within produce availability and seasonality constraints and creating menus with exciting levels of flavour and variety.
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    This episode is brought to you by Goodfood. Goodfood makes it ultra easy to try new food and flavours with same-day delivery. Choose between their restaurant-quality meal kits, ready-to-eat foods and quality grocery selection which gives you access to fun and healthy meals whenever you want. Visit makegoodfood.ca to learn more about how to get farm-fresh ingredients and chef designed meals, delivered to your door, fast.
    This season of The Brand is Female is brought to you by TD Bank - Women Entrepreneurs. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing and mentorship opportunities! Find out how you can benefit from their support!
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    Visit: TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com // TD Women Entrepreneurs: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business // Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale

    • 37 min
    Emma Gilchrist | Co-Founder, The Narwhal | Pioneering Environmental Non-Profit Journalism

    Emma Gilchrist | Co-Founder, The Narwhal | Pioneering Environmental Non-Profit Journalism

    In this week’s episode, you’ll meet Emma Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of The Narwhal, a pioneer of non-profit journalism in Canada, focused on the coverage of environmental issues. Emma is a reporter, editor and public speaker who started her journalism career more than 15 years ago and went on to launch The Narwhal along with co-founder Carol Linnitt in 2018. She earned a journalism degree from Mount Royal University in Calgary and worked as a reporter and editor in Canada and the U.K., including time at the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald. It is there that she created a weekly environmental column and website called The Green Guide, which won multiple awards, and ultimately inspired her to create a standalone publication dedicated to the environment. In 2017, Emma was recognized by Canada’s Clean50 for building a “powerhouse environmental investigative journalism outlet.” Welcome to the first episode of our new series, The Politics is Female, where our guests address relevant political issues anchored in current societal conversations.
    This episode is brought to you by Goodfood. Goodfood makes it ultra easy to try new food and flavours with same day delivery. Choose between their restaurant quality meal kits, ready-to-eat foods and quality grocery selection which gives you access to fun and healthy meals whenever you want. Visit makegoodfood.ca to learn more about how to get farm-fresh ingredients and chef designed meals, delivered to your door, fast.
    This season of The Brand is Female is brought to you by TD Bank - Women Entrepreneurs. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing, and mentorship opportunities! Find out how you can benefit from their support!
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    TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com //
    TD Women Entrepreneurs: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business //
    Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale

    • 36 min
    Zoe Krislock | CEO, MiniLuxe | Redefining an industry

    Zoe Krislock | CEO, MiniLuxe | Redefining an industry

    Giving space to others, does not take away from the space you have carved out for yourself. This week's guest on the podcast is Zoe Krislock, CEO of @MiniLuxe, a company that's set out to redefine the nail industry, for its employees, and for its clients. MiniLuxe has set ethical and fair work standards for its workers, including bonuses and benefits such as healthcare. Their goal is to become one of the largest employers and educators within the beauty and self-care workforce. Leading these efforts is Zoe, an experienced senior executive and leader who has spent her career driving brand expansion and retail growth for giants such as Nike, Nordstrom, and Gap. Over the course of her career, she has also established a track record of developing top female talent. As MiniLuxe CEO, she combines her capabilities as both brand custodian and operating executive with a passion for women-led, purpose-driven business. Listen to this episode to hear about her journey to MiniLuxe, the sometimes challenging lessons she learned along the way, as well as how and why the company is transforming the nail industry. And watch out, Canada — they're coming to town! Thank you to our partners at MiniLuxe for their support of this episode of the podcast. MiniLuxe is on a mission to change the nail-care industry by providing self-care for everyone, and clean products with purpose.
    This season of The Brand is Female is brought to you by TD Bank - Women Entrepreneurs. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing, and mentorship opportunities! Find out how you can benefit from their support!
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    Visit:
    TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com //
    TD Women Entrepreneurs: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business //
    Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale

    • 38 min
    Mia Nielsen | Director, Art Toronto | Processing trauma and transcending into new conversations

    Mia Nielsen | Director, Art Toronto | Processing trauma and transcending into new conversations

    This week, host Eva Hartling is joined by Mia Nielsen, Director of Art Toronto, Canada’s annual art fair. Running October 29 through November 8, Art Toronto is playing it big after a year of no in-person events due to Covid. With 10 days of art online and in-person, from Vancouver to Halifax, along with global conversations— the fair is responding to the moment, including a commitment to reflecting the true diversity of artists from our country, as well as gender representation. Leading this excitement is Mia, who has been a producer and curator of art and design spaces for over 20 years. This is a conversation you won't want to miss.
    This season of The Brand is Female is brought to you by TD Bank - Women Entrepreneurs. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing, and mentorship opportunities! Find out how you can benefit from their support!
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    Visit:
    TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com //
    TD Women Entrepreneurs: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business //
    Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale

    • 36 min
    BONUS: MJ DeCoteau & Michelle Audoin | Rethink Breast Cancer | Driving awareness and visibility

    BONUS: MJ DeCoteau & Michelle Audoin | Rethink Breast Cancer | Driving awareness and visibility

    In this bonus episode of the podcast, we welcome back two very special guests. MJ DeCoteau is the founder of Rethink Breast Cancer, and Michelle Audoin is an educator who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017. The two joined forces with Rethink to create Uncovered: A Breast Recognition Project, which shares the stories and images of Black women while skiing a light on how women of colour often see their needs overlooked and underrepresented in the cancer care community.
    Listen to this conversation to hear what brought the duo together, and how this very important partnership came to be. This episode is full of behind the scenes moments, as well as insightful reflections on why the Uncovered campaign was so important.
    Rethink Breast Cancer aims to empower, educate, and support all young people impacted by breast cancer. In this series, we will be discussing and re-thinking the narrative around breast cancer in today’s world. As part of this series, you will meet women who are making a difference as leading changemakers in the community. Everyone on the Rethink Breast Cancer team is focused on offering relevant and accessible spaces for the new generation of young people affected by breast cancer, and we are so happy we can share their knowledge on this platform.
    Thanks to our partners at Rethink Breast Cancer for their support of this episode of The Brand is Female.
    Rethink Breast Cancer is celebrating 20 years of fostering safe and inclusive spaces, and together, the mission is to empower, connect, educate and rethink our conversations around breast cancer and be of support to those impacted. Please visit www.rethinkbreastcancer.com to find out more.
    This season of The Brand is Female is brought to you by TD Bank - Women Entrepreneurs. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing, and mentorship opportunities! Find out how you can benefit from their support!
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    Visit:
    TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com //
    TD Women Entrepreneurs: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business //
    Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale

    • 42 min
    Frances F. Denny | Artist and Photographer | Living outside the status quo

    Frances F. Denny | Artist and Photographer | Living outside the status quo

    This week, host Eva Hartling continues the witch series with a very special guest. This episode features Artist and Photographer Frances F Denny. Frances' work investigates female identities. Her recently published book is titled “Major Arcana: Portraits of Witches in America,” which documents a diverse group of people who identify as witches. This book is an exploration of contemporary witchery told through striking photographs and short, inspiring texts written by the subjects themselves. Her work from this book is also on display at “The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming,” an exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum,
    Frances herself is a descendant of one of the Salem trial judges, and of Mary Bliss Parsons, accused of witchcraft in 1674 and acquitted by a court in Boston. In this conversation, the duo explore what it means to be a witch and to practice witchcraft - in yesteryears, as well as today, in 2021. The two also explore what makes the witch such a unique female archetype.
    This season of The Brand is Female is brought to you by TD Bank - Women Entrepreneurs. TD is proud to support women entrepreneurs and help them achieve success and growth through its program of educational workshops, financing, and mentorship opportunities! Find out how you can benefit from their support!
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    Visit:
    TBIF: thebrandisfemale.com //
    TD Women Entrepreneurs: td.com/ca/en/business-banking/small-business/women-in-business //
    Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/thebrandisfemale

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Mungi N ,

Great host and series!

Eva asks her guests questions that show both genuine interest, in them, their work and their journey and is always sensitive to where the world should be going.

Sissarae27 ,

Reproductive freedom???

What about the baby’s freedom not to be murdered???????????

Miriam Schulman ,

Honest voices

This is my kind of podcast. Looking forward to more
@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast

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