Women Supporting Women In Food | Jana Zaibak of Nomz

It is with great excitement that we announce the $5000 Nomz Grant for a Canadian Indigenous Woman through Women Supporting Women In Food today! 
 
"I found my destiny while spending two months on a First Nations reserve, and I’ve always wanted to give back," says Nomz Founder and CEO Jana Zaibak of creating this transformative opportunity. 
 
Nomz will provide a $5,000 grant to an Indigenous woman in Canada to pursue her dreams in starting her own business or to help grow a budding business, and share the lessons they've learned. 
 
Find more information here and continue reading for Jana's Women Supporting Women In Food interview.  Thank you Jana for all that you do to support women and their dreams, it's an honor to know you. 
 
What’s the status of your business? Did you have to pivot, go online, temporarily close?

It feels like the world is emerging from the crisis, and our nomz business is beginning to resume as usual. In the midst of COVID-19, the commerce world drummed to an unfamiliar, slower beat. The advanced digital era was suddenly upon us, seemingly overnight. We found ourselves with a little more extra time in the day, so we took to doing what we love most when we can: focusing on the details and ensuring our foundation is in solid condition, while gradually advancing forward.

What’s been the hardest part of this pandemic for you?

It was quite the storm in the most unexpected of times. For many, their chapter came to a close, and that’s the hardest part.

What can we as a community do for you?

Our community has already been so supportive. We attribute our success to Toronto’s kind and uplifting soul. There have been many special people, at each point in our journey, who helped us to keep putting one step in front of the other.

What advice would you give women?

Dream wildly.
Believe in yourself and trust in the journey.
Dreams + Grit = Success

What is your greatest hope right now?

That the world will heal and that there will be a greater sense of unity amongst us all.

What are the 3 things keeping you sane?

1. My family
2. The nomz team
3. Faith and gratitude

 

What's your favorite plant-based recipe?

Cut​ ​some cucumbers, drizzle olive oil, and add a nice touch of sea salt – simple, light, delicious.

We are committed to representing a much greater diversity of BIPOC women in this series and we are now asking every female food founder we feature to spotlight a BIPOC woman from their network.

Mikaila Ulmer from Me & The Bees Lemonade​. Mikaila is a ​bright ​leader for young entrepreneurs.


SEE MORE FROM JANA AND NOMZ ON THEIR WEBSITE HERE AND INSTAGRAM HERE

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