Support Nova Scotia’s women in business:




Georgia Pothier, Co-Founder, Best Kind Edibles Inc. 

Georgia Pothier is the Co-Founder of Best Kind Edibles Inc., a Health Canada licensed processor of cannabis products.   Currently marketing products in five Provinces, and in discussions to provide white labelled product to Ontario, Australia, Germany and the Cayman Islands, Best Kind Edibles carries a range of low-dose cannabis treats formulated to help with the wellness of women everywhere. The company is the only chef and female-led company in Canada that produces delicious hand-crafted recipes.   Prior to co-founding, Best Kind Edibles Inc., Georgia launched Always Home Homecare, providing eldercare, housekeeping and meal preparation services to a growing cohort of Canadians. In 2018, Georgia sold Always Home in a multi million-dollar sale and launched Best Kind Edibles.

Jillian Murray, Grant Thornton

Jillian help clients with key events in their businesses’ life cycle, most often with the buying or selling side M&A and financial due diligence mandates. As a Chartered Business Valuator, she can also help you value your business, for a variety of reasons from tax planning to loss quantification. With over 20 years of professional experience, Jillian has assisted clients from a wide range of industries including construction, real estate, automotive, cannabis, distribution, food, and consumer products sectors. She is a board member for Grant Thornton Foundation, where she’s played a substantial role in reimagining its strategic direction and ensuring that they’re supporting the organizations that are important to their colleagues and communities

Jo-Ann Hayes 

Jo-Ann Hayes was the owner and CSO of Williams Pharmalogistics, a transportation company specializing in the distribution of healthcare and pharmaceutical products. She has occupied diverse management positions in high profile logistics companies for the past 40 years. She acquired Williams in 2012 with a goal to innovate and offer the healthcare industry a one stop shop option for their product distribution and help them comply with all Health Canada regulations in a cost-effective way. The company is now a successful service provider to major pharmaceutical companies and distributors delivering to hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, doctors and patient door-to-door in controlled temperature, complying with Health Canada regulations.