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Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) is proud to announce that our CEO, Laurel Douglas, has been named a Finalist for the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards for the Social Change Award. The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards are the pre-eminent national business awards recognizing the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 27th year, the […]

The Honourable Mary Ng celebrates with the WEC team after announcing a $2.7 million investment in BC women entrepreneurs

June 5, 2019 – On June 4, The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced that Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) will receive $2.7 million in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada as part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund. Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization that provides business loans, […]

Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada has received funding to establish a national office

National office established to serve women’s business support organizations Winnipeg, June 3, 2019 – Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, was at the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM) on May 31, 2019 to announce funding for a centralized national office that […]

A new tool has been created to help individuals and companies talk about gender equality and take action to create an equal future for women in BC. The 2019 WE FOR SHE Action Plan is uniquely created by the BC business community for the BC business community, based on over five years of discussions and […]

We’re pleased to share that our Board Chair, Jill Earthy, has been honoured by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as a Top 100™ Award Winner! Jill Earthy is making a difference in advancing gender diversity in the business world and she is being recognized as one of the RBC champions for making “a describable difference to […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre congratulates Board Chair Jill Earthy KELOWNA, May 29, 2018 – BC residents commit thousands of hours to causes that reflect their values. Not for the recognition, but for their desire to make a difference. But in the case of Jill Earthy, board chair of Women’s Enterprise Centre, these two are coming together […]

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 […]

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 […]