Some Amazing Business Women who inspire us

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Who Runs the World?  Why, Girls Of Course!

We think Beyoncé said it best!  Read about these inspirational ladies of Downtown New West - smarts, style and leaders in building community.

Some famous words by a very famous woman; but I’m not here to talk about sequins and all my single ladies, I’m here to talk about the amazing group of diverse women in Downtown New West who have taken the risk to follow their entrepreneurial passions and start their own businesses. They are all smart, hardworking and follow their vision – with a mix of moxie and style. Here are some of their stories.

Julia, Jenn, and Emma, at Brick & Mortar Living as seen above: Brick & Mortar is a great home décor and accessories store that features local jewelry designs, as well as unique décor pieces that are sure to brighten your day. This store is a labour of love and a family affair, as the mother-daughters team decided to strike it out on their own and put passion to practice. We welcomed them to the Downtown New West community a few months ago and are happy they’ve chosen this area to open their business (they said they couldn't imagine being anywhere else!)

Shelagh at Lofty Living: Located right on Columbia street, Lofty Living combines elegance with a little bit of fun and playfulness. Owner, Shelagh, balances life, family, running a business and community involvement, making it look easy! Thanks to her and her team’s hard work, Lofty Living is a Downtown New West success story, celebrating six years of stylish service. Come check them out for a little living inspiration.


Fiona and Tara at Gathered Roots: One of our newest additions in Downtown New West is Gathered Roots Community Acupuncture. Fiona and Tara, co-owners and practitioners at Gathered Roots have a passion for building community and human health, and see Gathered Roots as a way to contribute to these values. To see the services they offer and book appointments check out their website

Thanks for inspiring us all!  Your passion, creativity, smarts and diligence spur us all on!

Victoria Macaulay, Summer Ambassador

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