Break Things Podcast

Brandi Leifso Inc.

Welcome to the Break Things Podcast where we explore misconceptions, stigmas and new perspectives. Celebrating those who break the mold to build a better future.

Speak Up w/ Brandi Leifso
Nov 23 2022
Speak Up w/ Brandi Leifso
At the age of 21, Leifso was living in a domestic violence shelter when she founded Evio Beauty Group, an impact-led clean beauty brand on a mission to break stigmas with inclusive, good-for-you beauty products that connect us, not divide us. From humble beginnings, Evio has carved a new sector for impact-led, clean beauty with its multi-award winning, derm tested skincare and makeup. An alum of Sephora Accelerate and selected as one of Chatelaine Magazine's 2018 Women of the Year, Leifso is an advocate for domestic violence reform and economic justice. Evio's donated more than $510,000 worth of products and funding to 27+ shelters across North America that supports survivors of domestic violence. In 2019, Leifso spoke at Forbes Under 30’s first-ever Global Women Summit in Israel and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence in 2020, 2021's Independent Retail Ambassador of the Year Award from the Retail Council of Canada and 2022 Innovation Awards CEO of the Year Award. Leifso's pursuit to build Evio from $15 in a domestic violence shelter to the world's first impact-led, clean beauty giant has been optioned for a feature film set to go into production in 2024.She's been featured in WWD, Toronto Life, Vogue, New York Times, Chatelaine, Flare, Yahoo Beauty just to name a few. In this episode Brandi kicks off Season 2 of the Break Things Podcast in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month with a solo episode exploring the misconceptions of domestic violence and Intimate partner violence and why is a societal and systemic issue. She shares 4 important do's and don't when finding your voice to speak up against violence.  Want to join the movement?  CLICK HEREFollow: @brandileifso & @eviobeauty
The Journey of Self Love w/ Mariaa Gloriaa
Mar 17 2022
The Journey of Self Love w/ Mariaa Gloriaa
Maria Gloria, is a California native, a proud Mexican woman, youngest of 6 and mother of 2. A natural born creative who is most known for her makeup and fashion content on Youtube which has amassed almost 500k followers and growing. Gloria is on a mission to help women become the best version of themselves. She has a true passion when it comes to people living to their fullest potential and becoming the women of their dreams. In this episode, Mariaa Gloriaa shares her tips on how to stay consistent and compassionate on your journey to self love, and how creating a YouTube channel while living in Alaska changed her life. EXCITING NEWS!Evio Beauty announced a partnership with YouTuber MariaaGloriaa for a Limited Release “It’s Crazy What You Deserve” kit.  The kit features Gloria's’ favourite beauty and skincare products from Evio; Lip liner, Revitalizing Oil Serum and a Velvet Colour Stick for only $47 USD (value of $62 USD). “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to partner with a brand that fits so well with my overall message of women empowerment. As someone that has forged my own path and became a business owner at the age of 25 while still being a mother of 2, I show my daughter and several Latinx women every day that we are meant for far more than what we’ve been made to believe. Life opens for you the second you start believing that you deserve more,” - MariaaGloriaa Launching Monday, March 21st exclusively at Eviobeauty.com for a limited time. @mariaagloriaa // www.mariaagloriaa.com
The War on Drugs w/ Al Harrington
Jun 24 2021
The War on Drugs w/ Al Harrington
Al Harrington is the CEO and founder of the premium cannabis company, Viola Inc., inspired and named in honor of his grandmother, Viola Harrington. After seeing how cannabis helped Viola, who suffers from glaucoma and diabetes, and dealing with his own health issues as a result of botched knee surgeries, Al worked with a team of industry leaders to create his vision of a cannabis brand with a purpose. Viola now operates in California, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington.At the age of 18, Al was selected in the NBA draft and played 16 seasons in the league for teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, and others. Al’s entrepreneurial endeavors began during his NBA career when he strategically invested in startups across the cannabis industry. Then, in 2011 he brought Viola to market after overseeing the carefully curated cultivation, extraction, and production processes. With the mission to provide equitable opportunities and ownership for the Black community at the heart of the brand, Al uses his platform to advocate for the advancement and betterment of Black men and women everywhere.In this episode of Break Things, we connect with Al about how cannabis was unnecessarily demonized during the war on drugs to disproportionately incarcirate  folks from the black community. His mission is to uplift the black community as the co-founder of the first black-owned multinational cannabis company. violabrands.comreplaycbd.com@alharrington3