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Learn and Engage

WEOC offers a variety of courses throughout the year that are specifically designed for those who advise, guide, mentor and counsel women and non-binary entrepreneurs.

To register for an upcoming course or find out more information, email [email protected]

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The Finance Cafe

February 16-March 23, 2023

Business Financial Learning Cohort for Advisors

  • Members: FREE
  • Non-members: $299

Sessions run from 11:15 AM EST – 12:30 PM EST // February 16 & 23, March 2, 9, 16 & 23

You can register for this course by sending us an email to [email protected]

The Finance Cafe is Canada’s first gender-focused business financial learning program designed to help women entrepreneurs – and those who support them – explore behind the numbers.

The program looks at financial literacy through the lens of a woman entrepreneur’s experience to help advisors understand the gender dynamics at play around money, the importance of goal setting, the importance of money mindset, areas where women entrepreneurs have less confidence and capability around financial decision making, building a sustainable and financially viable business, and navigating through a complex financial system.

If you want to:

  • Build upon your existing financial management skills
  • Feel more confident having financial conversations with your clients
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the unique needs and circumstances of women
  • Strengthen your advising and consultancy skills
  • Understand how your own money mindset shapes your experience as an advisor

Created and delivered by Shannon Pestun, a proud Cree Métis woman, business strategist and
former banker and Shauna Frederick, chartered professional accountant and CFO On the Go,
we invite you to this unique financial learning cohort to WEOC advisors.

“I loved EVERYTHING about this course. I think it’s something that needs to be discussed often – and more freely! I thought it was incredibly informative. They were easy to talk to, they made it a safe place to discuss finances and I just thought the delivery was exceptional!” – The Finance Cafe participant, Fall 2022

Engage! Essential online facilitation skills with Cate Friesen

FREE FOR MEMBERS – WEOC Commons Catalogue, under “Collaboration” ACCESS NOW

This six-part, self-directed course includes a special one hour webinar from Cate that was delivered at WEOC X 2022. The course explores ways to design and deliver online sessions that leverage the strengths, knowledge and skills of your group, and provide opportunities for meaningful and active engagement.

Add some sizzle to your online sessions! Starting July 4, we will be opening our members-only discussion Forum to talk about the course and share insights. Find the course in WEOC Commons, via our Learning Centre Catalogue, then follow along in the Forum each week, or go at your own pace and check in as you go.