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Picture of the WEC team celebrating virtually

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Laurel Douglas

The WEC Board celebrates fifteen years of service supporting BC women entrepreneurs February 20, 2020 – The Board of Women’s Enterprise Centre has announced that Laurel Douglas is stepping down in early May as CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), to take on a new role in the economic development field. Under Laurel’s leadership since […]

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 […]