Breaking through the glass ceiling

Shivani Dhamija took a leap of faith by starting her own business. Challenging the difficulties that immigrant women entrepreneurs face, she founded a prepared meal service in the province. Today, her products are sold in more than 150 grocery stores. She wants to be an example for other immigrant women, to break down barriers and to show them that anything is possible.

Working at shivani's kitchen food plant in halifax

About Shivani’s Kitchen

Starting with a line of prepared meals in 2011, Shivani’s Kitchen now offers sauces, spice blends, frozen dishes and cooking classes. In addition to stores throughout the Maritimes, Shivani’s Kitchen also distributes its products to a few locations in Maine. The company has just opened a new food production plant in Nova Scotia.

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