Resources

WEOC is the authority on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Below are some resources compiled by WEOC and its member organizations.

WEOC Quarterly Newsletters

WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN CANADA

Women’s Entrepreneurship
in BC and Canada

An overview of the current landscape for women entrepreneurs.

Discussion Paper: Women Entrepreneurs – Financing & Growth

A discussion of the ability of women entrepreneurs to access financing for their business growth.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A graphical representation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada.

2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report: Canada

A review of the state of entrepreneurship in Canada.

2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report: Alberta

A review of the state of entrepreneurship in Alberta.

Action Strategies to Support Women’s Enterprise

A report by the Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth on how women entrepreneurs can be supported in Canada.

Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)

The BWIT Program, which is part of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), is the only national program that provides targeted products and services to help women entrepreneurs internationalize.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 Report

This analysis is designed to enhance understanding of innovative and productive entrepreneurship that can promote economic growth, job creation, sustainability, and quality of life. Uniquely, GEM paints a portrait of the individual entrepreneur (or intrapreneur); attitudes, activities, and aspirations. In this third year of renewed
Canadian participation, some indications of changes over time can now be discussed.

FINANCING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Venture Capital Fund for Women Business Owners

A discussion of the need for a venture capital fund specifically for women-owned businesses.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

Connecting to Contracts:
Profiles of Success

A look at how women-owned businesses in Western Canada are accessing corporate supply chains and connecting to contracts.

Access to Supply Chains Report

A final report on the Access to Supply Chains Project.

WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Grow to Greatness Excelerator Program

An overview of the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs business acceleration program.

FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Intellectual Property Articles written by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Innovation and Intellectual Property

Think IP. Help Your Business Grow

Going Global

Business Women in International Trade (BWIT)

The BWIT Program, which is part of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), is the only national program that provides targeted products and services to help women entrepreneurs internationalize. BWIT’s mandate is to link Canadian women entrepreneurs with international business opportunities to help spur their company’s growth.

Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting created by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting will help you get your business export-ready and well positioned for commercial success abroad. Learn the essential principles of exporting whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter. Download the free Guide today.