Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw

I am an author, speaker and experienced social entrepreneur. I love growing things, including – but not limited to – people, plants, ideas, relationships, organizations and movements.  I am best known as co-Founder and Creative Director of Lunapads, a Founding Canadian BCorp dedicated to natural menstrual health. I am also a Director of the United Girls of the World Society, a registered charity that produces G Day, a national rite of passage celebration series for tween girls. My newest venture under development is Nestworks, a family-friendly working community and softgoods makerspace.

By PK Mutch

News media entrepreneur, freelance journalist, Canadian Association of Journalists member, former book publishing executive, zine-maker and startup professional.  Marigold Capital advisory board. Recipent of Inspiring Top 50 Women in STEM in 2018. Profiled in Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries. Founder  and former President of award-winning Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Canada's 8th B-Corp, which under her leadership received the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation (2009). Petra currently works to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and innovation in public policy and startup ecosystems with a particular emphasis on gender equity.  Petra is the founding publisher of Liisbeth. Follow Petra on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.