Partner with Us

We can help finance, train and support women entrepreneurs in your community.

We are the leading business resource for BC women who are starting, growing or buying a business. Funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, our non-profit organization, with offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria, is focused on enabling all existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs in BC to be full contributors to the economy.

The business case

  • Over 146,000 women own and operate businesses in BC
  • Women are starting businesses at a greater rate than men, but fewer women are building high-growth companies
  • Women-owned businesses generate half the revenues of male-owned businesses, yet their net profit is 89% of male-owned firms

This is the economic gender gap: the gap in economic growth caused by less-than-optimum participation of women in the economy. And it presents an unprecedented opportunity for growth.

Collaborative approach to serving BC women

We partner with local business service providers, associations and women’s business networks to bring our services to communities throughout BC such as yours. We add value to your members and clients by complementing your current offerings with services designed to meet the unique needs of women in business.

Partner with us to support YOUR clients with:

Financing Partnerships
Skills Training & Workshops
Events & Sponsorships
Business Advisory Services & Business Plan Reviews
Export Support
Mentoring Programs & Connections

Your Link to the Women’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Proud co-chair of the WEB Alliance

In 2009, Women’s Enterprise Centre co-founded the WEB Alliance of Women’s Business Networks, a consortium of women’s business groups representing over 10,000 women in business throughout BC. The WEB Alliance serves as a resource for professional women’s groups and women in business and the trades to connect, elevate and educate the business community to create change towards better business, stronger communities and an enhanced business culture for women.

National and International linkages

We are proud to be founders of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada. We are a member of the national Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth and provide certification for WBE Canada and WEConnect International.

RECOGNITION

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Over the years we have been recognized for our accomplishments, knowledge of entrepreneurship and small business support
We have been pivotal in starting projects and networks that further the opportunities for women in business across BC and the country
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Let’s work together to support women in business in BC

Contact us today to explore our partnership options!

Business Loans & Advisory Services
Cecilia Mkondiwa
cecilia@womensenterprise.ca

1.800.643.7014 ext. 203
Training & Mentoring
Kerrilee Auger
kerrilee@womensenterprise.ca

1.800.643.7014 ext. 107
Events & Sponsorships
Sandra Bird
sandra@womensenterprise.ca

1.800.643.7014 ext. 101
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