Float or Founder Podcast: Episode 6: Shira Yoskovitch, Founder of Handled

Making any product is no easy feat. Making a customer-facing business comes with its own set of challenges but Shira Yoskovitch has it handled. 😉 Shira is the founder of Handled, a concierge service for our busy lives. She tells us how her corporate operations background, her ability to put a product out there and accept feedback, and her love of really improving someone’s day and helping them has allowed her to succeed. Click here to more.

Bay St. Bull: Step up your professional game with Handled

From startups to restaurants to high-tech corporations, women are taking the business world by storm and leaving their mark. Handled’s Shira Yoskovitch on bringing personal shopping to the masses.

A personal shopper or stylist may seem like a luxe service, but the founder of Handled, Shira Yoskovitch, would disagree. Yoskovitch believes that you don’t need to be a CEO to benefit from Handled’s affordable suite of service offerings. 

Handled is a shopping concierge on your phone or desktop. Tell Handled what you want, and they take care of the entire shopping process for you. That includes browsing, buying, delivery, returns and alterations for apparel, accessories, home gifts and related items all according to your budget and timeline.

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Marnie Consky is on a mission to help women feel confident in their bodies – and to make thigh chafing a worry of the past!

Marnie Consky is on a mission to help women feel confident in their bodies – and to make thigh chafing a worry of the past!

We count ourselves lucky for knowing Marnie Consky.

Brimming with as much experience as she is with curiosity, spending time with Marnie is to know you’re in the presence of a lightning rod – one who will light you up as much with her glow, as she will with her self.

Empowering and inspiring confidence in women is what Marnie’s all about. In fact, it’s exactly why she founded her company, Thigh Society in 2009. To give women the world over something she wanted for herself – the perfect anti-chafing underwear. When she couldn’t find it, she went out and made it herself. Now that’s a lightning rod!

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Jan Frolic is awakening the Captain & Poet in each of us, and we’re forever grateful

Jan Frolic is awakening the Captain & Poet in each of us, and we’re forever grateful

Hanging with Jan Frolic is a pretty awesome experience.

Full of so much energy and focus that you’d swear that she has her own theme song & cape, she instantly puts you at ease, and looks straight at you in a way that lets you know that you have her full – and I mean FULL – attention.

Jan’s made it her mission in life to help people, particularly women, who are trying to make the world around them a better place. And now she’s embarked on a new venture to bring that way of thinking to young children so that they learn to embrace their inner superpowers early.

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9 perfect work bags so you can ditch that conference freebie

9 perfect work bags so you can ditch that conference freebie

There’s something unique about the search for the right bag. The features we love or loathe, the experiences we’ve had with “bags past” (you know, the ones that make up that pile up like a mountain in the closet, threatening its impending avalanche), and the mental list we have of how the perfect bag will change our lives.

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How To Look Great for a 15-Hour Day

How To Look Great for a 15-Hour Day

A long workday is one thing, but when the holidays approach it’s not just those extra days in the office, it’s the festive lunch, the client entertainment, the kids’ school concert, and the corporate party that make keeping up your best that much more of a conundrum.

For the season that has you running from one thing to another, from dawn until dusk, something must be done to keep you looking and feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed – instead of roadkill run ragged.

We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves for helping you maintain your good cheer – and good looks – during the long days ahead. And, they can all be done in a bathroom break – which is great, because we bet that’s all you’ve got time for!

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Airport Style: Easy, Simple, Never Sloppy – Ever

Airport Style: Easy, Simple, Never Sloppy – Ever

If there’s one thing we can’t stand, it’s the frequency with which we see travelers arriving at the airport in their pajamas.

Ok, they might not actually be their pjs, but arriving to the airport in workout gear and sweats is tantamount to showing up at a restaurant in your bathrobe. It’s a little too casual for our liking. Continue reading “Airport Style: Easy, Simple, Never Sloppy – Ever”

A year of Handled

A year of Handled

Raquel and Laura reporting to duty from our favourite little Queen Street East cafe, Sweat and Soda. We are sitting here with our fearless leader, Shira Yoskovitch. In case you hadn’t heard, she is the Founder and CEO of Handled Concierge Services. We had a lovely chat leading up to Handled’s one year anniversary, turning the tables on our vibrant leader by putting her in the hot seat for a series of questions. Read below, you know you want to. Continue reading “A year of Handled”

Step One: Know Your Privilege

Step One: Know Your Privilege

As you probably know by now, we, at Handled, actively seek out people we find impressive, empowering, and inspiring. We do so because we want to share their stories with not only you, but with as many people as possible. We choose those individuals whose stories just have to be heard, and Karen Craggs is no exception.

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A League of Her Own

A League of Her Own

Here at Handled, we are fortunate enough to attend tons of fantastic events all around the city, and at these events, we are even MORE fortunate to meet tons of fantastic people. People who exude passion, drive, and a commitment to change.

Dana Bookman is one of those people.

We met her at a Women of Influence event in December, fell head over heels with not just her, but her entire movement, and had to sit down for a chat. Over steak-frites and a glass of red wine (or two), we fell deeper. Read on and you’ll see why. Continue reading “A League of Her Own”