Michaelee Lazore

Michaelee Lazore

Owner & Creative Director

12:30 pm - 1:05 pm
Main Stage

Opening Circle: Our Collective Rise through Building Community

Join esteemed Indigenous business leaders Jolene Laskey (Wabanaki Maple), Michaelee Lazore (Sequoia Soaps), and Jenn Harper (Cheekbone Beauty) as they share their entrepreneurial journeys. From challenges faced to milestones achieved, their tales emphasize the significance of community and collaboration. Together, they present a united front, championing the future of Indigenous entrepreneurship.

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Story Circles

SOAR Short Stories: Milestones of Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Explore firsthand accounts from Indigenous entrepreneurs who scaled their brands beyond $1M in annual revenue. Learn from Trish Pitura and Mélanie Bernard of MINI, Angel Aubichon and Alex Manitopyes from Indi City, Michaelee Lazore of Sequoia Soaps, Jolene Johnson from Wabanaki Maple, and Jenn Harper of Cheekbone Beauty. These entrepreneurs, all SOAR Accelerator alumni, share their real-world challenges, strategies, and lessons. Choose one of these five narratives and gain practical insights from those who've been there.