Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Over 100 women business owners around BC will receive mentoring from Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) this year, opening the door for a backlog of applicants who want to gain skills and insights from an experienced entrepreneur. Thanks to financial support from the BC Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, WEC has […]

What is one of the key factors that leads to business success? If you guessed “mentoring,” you are absolutely right. Entrepreneurship can be very isolating. When you start a business, being your own boss can seem exciting. However, success doesn’t come easy and it’s tough to face all the business challenges on your own. Global […]

If you’re tired of hearing about disruption, rejoice, it will soon be replaced by business intelligence (BI). The buzzword of 2017-18, the mention of BI may exceed everyone’s forecasts. Lucky for you, the BI phenomenon hasn’t reached its pinnacle… in fact, the groundswell just started in Canada. Enterprises in the [Canadian] utilities sector (50.9%) had […]

The term ‘feminism’ is often misunderstood, as people think it means putting men down or replacing them with women in power. But, put simply, feminism just means equality for everyone. In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, as millions of people around the world explored what it means to be a […]

Fast on the heels of the 2018 federal ‘gender budget,’ representatives from both the Ministry of Small Business and Tourism and Industry Canada visited Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) BC on International Women’s Day for a roundtable to see how the budget will affect real women business owners. Our VIP guests included Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary […]

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) announced a collaboration to boost support for women entrepreneurs. This partnership, which includes Women’s Enterprise Centre, British Columbia, lays the framework to target women entrepreneurs at all business stages and assist them in taking their business […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre has been named one of three major award winners of Discovery Foundation’s prestigious annual competition supporting technology education programs in BC. Women’s Enterprise Centre has created a mentoring program for women founders of tech ventures, called the Discovery Foundation’s EM3 (Entrepreneurial Mindset Mastery & Mentoring) Program. Through this funding, entrepreneurial mindset assessments […]

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), has been included in the new book Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries, which profiles 150 ground-breaking Canadian females. She is in good company, featured among such Canadian role models as Lisa LaFlamme, Kim Campbell, and Hayley Wickenheiser. She is also joined by the […]

“Like ” it or “Unlike” it…social media is now an important fact of your life. It can help you immensely if you employ the right tools. In a survey, Social Media Examiner found that “nearly all marketers (93%+) who’ve been employing social media marketing for one year or longer report it generates exposure for their […]

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre and a director of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), was part of the two-person Canadian delegation at the 2017 Women20 Summit in Berlin, Germany in late April. WEOC is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, and the authority on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Douglas […]