Josie Rudderham is the co-founder of Cake and Loaf Bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. Cake and Loaf Bakery is focused on shaping living wage careers, supporting local farmers and suppliers and showcasing creative talents. Employees are encouraged to develop their creativity in all aspects of the business: while creating custom special occasion cakes, artisan breads, pastries, chocolates and confections, artisan drinks and light lunches. Cake and Loaf won the 2016 Telus/Globe and Mail Small Business Challenge and was recognized for its deep commitment to meaningful employment and its shining passion for the business. Josie attended York University for Labour Studies, and Niagara College and George Brown for Culinary Management and Pastry Programs. She worked in the mortgage industry for 7 years before a lay-off pushed her to jump into entrepreneurship.