Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw is a serial feminist entrepreneur based on unceded traditional Coast Salish territory. She started her first venture – a sustainable, locally-made garment line that included the then-radical concept of washable menstrual pads and period underwear – in 1993 at the age of 25. In addition to being the co-founder and Director of Partnership and Impact of Aisle (formerly Lunapads), a founding Canadian B Corp, she is the founder of G Day, a national event series for tween girls, and Nestworks, a family-friendly coworking community. The Greater Good is her first book.