Stacy’s Pita Chips Announces Canadian Recipients of Stacy’s Rise Project 2024

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Stacys Rise Project

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Stacy’s Pita Chips, a woman-founded brand with a longstanding legacy of supporting women entrepreneurs, is celebrating the five Canadian grant recipients of its 2024 Stacy’s Rise Project.

This year’s grant recipients will receive a $25,000 grant, mentorship from Frito-Lay and PepsiCo leaders and access to a cohort of women entrepreneurs.

The recipients are:

  • Ajoa Mintah, founder of Four All Ice Cream in Waterloo, Ont.
  • K. Dee Howard, founder of Sootsoap Supply Co. in Cobourg, Ont.
  • Evelyne Nyairo, founder of Ellie Bianca in Calgary
  • Kate Tremills, founder of Flourish Kitchen in Chemainus, B.C.
  • Nadia Ladak, founder of Marlow in Toronto

“The Stacy’s Rise Project offers women founders access to grants, mentorship opportunities, and a dynamic cohort of like-minded visionaries. Empowering women on their business journey isn’t just about fostering economic growth; it’s about championing creativity, innovation and resilience,”says Jess Spaulding, CMO of PepsiCo Foods Canada. “This year’s grant recipients — Ajoa, Nadia, Evelyne, Kate and Dee — are women founders whose progressive businesses are an inspiration. With the Stacy’s Rise Project grant and mentorship opportunities, we can help them on their entrepreneurial journey and help them flourish as women business owners in Canada.”

To ensure the Stacy’s Rise Project is supporting women entrepreneurs across Canada, the Stacy’s brand has partnered with the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) and is providing a $10,000 corporate sponsorship to the organization, as well as gifting products from this year’s winners’ businesses to be distributed at WEOC events.

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