The Scotiabank Women Initiative

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Knowing how to successfully raise capital to support your vision for business growth can be challenging. First, we discuss lessons learned from Connie Lo and Laura Burget, Co-Founders of the natural skincare brand, Three Ships, as they fund their vision and build their successful partnership. Then, we dive in with Teara Fraser, LEO / Founder at Iskwew Air and Lead, Disruption & Design at Raven Institute, and discover how “getting her wings gave her wings”. Her actions inspire all entrepreneurs to write the story of their business that they want, as well as to stand fiercely with deep love for what matters.

“Dream It, Design It, and Do It” is the takeaway of this episode, so let’s hear more.

Meet the Guests

Connie Lo and Laura Burget - Co-Founders: Three Ships 

Connie and Laura are the co-founders of Three Ships, a natural and vegan skincare company with all products <$55 CAD! They are on a mission to make skincare 100% natural and 100% affordable.

Teara Fraser – Pilot: Iskwew Air

Becoming a pilot was transformational, truly giving this young Métis woman wings. Teara is the first Indigenous woman to launch an airline in Canada – Iskwew Air. Iskwew Air is the bridge between traditional air service and the sustainable technology of the future. She believes that together in this innovative space we will rematriate, reimagine, and rebuild our air transportation system - centering equity, resilience, and sustainability.

Teara founded the not-for-profit Indigenous LIFT Collective and launched Give them Wings (Indigenous Youth Taking Flight) and the LIFT Circle (collectively co-creating the conditions for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs to THRIVE).

Teara has been named WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, Top 25 Women of Influence, YWCA Woman of Distinction, and one of 18 ‘real world heroes’ in the DC Comics Wonder Woman anthology.

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