The Tea Communications
The Tea Communications is a small but mighty group of communications professionals who believe in working with businesses that are in the field of doing good. Whether it's sustainability initiatives, getting more women and people of diverse backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields or driving a circular economy by encouraging people to use and reuse their takeout meal containers, we help the businesses we work with tell their story. We’re a women-run, tight-knit team based here in Vancouver. We strive to create an inclusive work environment where all ideas are welcomed and all levels of expertise are celebrated. We are currently expanding our team and are hiring a new employee who will be starting in mid-April with plans to hire a second employee later this year. Our business is our reputation. We focus on professionalism and a level of excellence so our clients have come to expect work that is spot on and will take them to the next level. Working on personal growth and development is important to us, we are taking courses on EDI to further our personal learnings in this area and are expanding to focus on telling our own stories more. While we are a young business, our co-founders have both been independent contractors since 2017 and 2019 respectively. We’ve had to figure out all the logistics of launching our business, including HR, law, IT and all the nit-picky things in-between. Our clients include Science World, Midwives Association of BC, UpMeals, BinBreeze and many more. Thank you for considering our application. Larissa + Maddie
In Business Since 2021
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Business Impact Award
What motivated you to start your business? Why are you passionate about what you do?
I’ve always been an ardent communicator and from a very young age, have thrived in situations that bring people, ideas and activities together. The parts of my personality allowed me to flourish professionally, and as I approached my next big milestone in life, motherhood, I wanted to create an organization that would let me grow, and carve a path for other young professionals who wanted to do good, be impactful, but also - to be. Not defined by the hours worked per week, an excruciating travel schedule, or by the size of quarterly revenue growth, but by life satisfaction through meaningful contributions professionally, while also growing personally. That sums up my motivation, to a Tea. Since starting our business, I’ve had two babies and been able to be a part of their growth and life without feeling like I have been missing out on the big milestones. It’s important to me that those joining our organization are given the same opportunity, or the opportunity to focus on what’s important to them. When Maddie and I met, she had just left her job at a big tech company running the communications department and was tired of the glass ceiling she kept hitting. Maddie has an incredible work ethic and fantastic connections, which allowed us to marry our skills and create a wonderful business together. Together we’ve been able to work with clients that are focused on the greater good, are kind and willing to learn from us as much as we learn from them.
Why do you deserve to win the Business Impact award?
We are big on impact, even though we’re a small business. Impact encompasses all of our decisions and importantly, our actions. When approaching a new client or campaign, our metrics lie more on what impact will this cause, what positive or negative reaction might it elicit - by building our business with impact in mind, it’s freed us from approaching our careers like “work” and more ways to power our lives and empower the communities we live in, and shape. The clients we support are impactful in their own rights, and we get to feel the same thrill that they do when they see their stories being shared and their goals being met, recognized, surpassed. In the 1 (official) year we’ve been operating, we’ve helped 3000 girls expand their interest in science, technology, engineering, arts + design and math, helped divert waste from landfills through our various sustainable clients, helped combat COVID-19 misinformation and so much more. We’re agile, mighty, authentic and optimistic, and why shouldn’t we be?