News from around the ecosystem

Updates, information and ideas from WEOC and other organizations around the women’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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WEOC CEO and Board meet with government partners in Ottawa

May 2022

Alison Kirkland, CEO of WEOC, along with members of the WEOC Board of Directors, are meeting with government partners in Ottawa. On May 17, Alison Kirkland and Board Vice-chair Jennifer Bessell, CEO of Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, met with MP Tracy Gray.

Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada selected as key delivery organization for Government of Canada’s $55 million Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund

March 8, 2022

WEOC has been selected as key delivery organization for Government of Canada’s $55 million Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund.

Read more in The Financial Post

CEO Alison Kirkland talks data with Shauna Rae on “Clearing a New Path” podcast

February 2022

Host Shauna Rae speaks with entrepreneurs who identify as women and the organizations and people that support them, in rural Canada. In this episode, she speakes with WEOC CEO Alison Kirkland about supporting entrepreneurs during a pandemic, and the exciting new Loans, Capital and Women Entrepreneurs Survey.