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04Jun 19
MEDIA RELEASE | Government of Canada Invests in Women Entrepreneurs

MEDIA RELEASE | Government of Canada Invests in Women Entrepreneurs

National office established to serve women’s business support organizations  Winnipeg, June 3, 2019 – Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, was at the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM) on May 31, 2019 to announce funding for a centralized national office that will support and promote women’s enterprise organizations across Canada. This project is part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy that was created to help women start and grow their businesses by improving access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. Eight years ago, CEOs from women’s entrepreneurship support organizations across…

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05Sep 18
Ecosystem Effectiveness: Collaboration

Ecosystem Effectiveness: Collaboration

When an issue gains traction in the public eye, it can propel lots of people to take action. And, sometimes, all those separate initiatives can benefit from being more coordinated. Gender equality initiatives are a great example of this. The Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) believes that collaboration enables us to provide stronger support for women entrepreneurs and their business growth. Our clients deserve united organizations While the market-based approach is to compete, the key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem need to work together. There is a more progressive way: namely, collaboration. Collaboration in practice: WEB Alliance of Women’s…

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18Jul 18
Bigger budgets alone don’t solve the whole problem for women entrepreneurs

Bigger budgets alone don’t solve the whole problem for women entrepreneurs

In the year of Canada’s federal “gender budget,” 2018 has seen many large lenders announce funding for women entrepreneurs. This is a strong signal that gender equality in entrepreneurship, lending and investing has become a priority for the Canadian economy. At the same time, we need to change our mindset about financing female-led businesses, or the funding imbalance will continue despite these good intentions. WEOC Organizing Member Women's Enterprise Centre in BC just published "Money and Mindset: Borrowing is more than dollars and cents for women entrepreneurs," an article outlining the effect of unconscious bias and other key factors on…

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