Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

We all try our best to ensure that the companies that we work for align with our values and that are of interest to us personally. This not only makes doing our jobs easier because of our vested interests, but also allows us to more authentically represent the company’s brand.  While it’s important to represent […]

Carla is sharing her story as part of #WEcreateBC, an initiative of Women’s Enterprise Centre and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs that celebrates women entrepreneurs in BC and the communities who support them. Learn more at wecreatebc.ca My name is Carla Halvorsen, I am a member of the Uchucklesaht Tribe and I grew up in the […]

Non-profit says Directors’ diverse experiences will benefit women entrepreneurs throughout BC Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) has announced the appointment of three new members to their Board of Directors: Pilar Portela in Kaslo, Trish Mandewo in Coquitlam, and Brandi Wingrove in Vancouver. Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization that provides business loans, advisory services, training, […]

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WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Women’s Enterprise Centre! Our impact would not be possible without our volunteers, partners and clients so we’re sharing the stories of some of the women who have played a part in our success. Sign up for our […]

WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Women’s Enterprise Centre! Our impact would not be possible without our volunteers, partners and clients so we’re sharing the stories of some of the women who have played a part in our success. Sign up for our […]

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BC-based organization recognized as using ‘Business as a Force for Good’ from INSEAD Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), a BC-based non-profit organization, has been honoured with a national award for its work supporting women entrepreneurs to start, lead and grow their own businesses in BC. Women’s Enterprise Centre provides business loans, advisory services, training, mentoring and […]

You have a great idea, and you wonder why no one has thought of it yet. Before you start filling out loan applications or renting office space, ask yourself some tough questions – and be prepared to do your homework. 1. Do you have what it takes to be your own boss? To manage a […]

July 29, 2020- The Board of Women’s Enterprise Centre has announced Jill Earthy as the incoming CEO. Jill is an experienced mission driven leader with deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and has been supporting women entrepreneurs throughout her career. Most recently, Jill has been accelerating the advancement of female leaders and entrepreneurs through her […]

Government of Canada to invest $8.3 million in western Canadian women entrepreneurs Edmonton, Alberta, July 16, 2020 – Western Economic Diversification Canada Canadian women entrepreneurs are contributing to the economic success of our communities. At the same time, they have unique and systemic hurdles to overcome when starting and growing a business, and have been […]

WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Women’s Enterprise Centre! Our impact would not be possible without our volunteers, partners and clients so we’re sharing the stories of some of the women who have played a part in our success. Sign up for our […]

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