Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

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 […]

The program offers financing of up to $150K interest-free for six months, business support and mentoring opportunities to women entrepreneurs Monday, June 22, 2020, Unceded territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations/Vancouver B.C. — In partnership with Women’s Enterprise Centre, Vancity today launched the Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. […]

Cathy Kuzel, The Connected Woman

WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a new 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 […]

Shop Local Initiatives in BC

Many communities are banding together to support small businesses and each other by creating shop local campaigns and resources! Women’s Enterprise Centre has gathered a list of local initiatives in different regions of BC that can help you get the word out if your business is open, and can also make it easy for you […]

Over the past month, we’ve worked with lots of women entrepreneurs, and we’re starting to see them turn a corner and settle into this new normal. Some are even getting ahead of the curve and embracing some of these changes! If you’re somewhere between surviving and thriving, here are four ways to help you find […]

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