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I began working as the Interim CEO beginning in late March, and I’m thrilled to now be continuing in the ongoing role. Yet, the timing of my transition has been… interesting. Prior to this global pandemic, women entrepreneurs represented 28% of entrepreneurs in Canada, and we were seeing encouraging trends in exporting, business growth, lending […]

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 […]

How are you marketing your business right now? Even a global pandemic shouldn’t stop you from working on your business. Right now is the PERFECT time to ramp up your content marketing and blogging. All those other businesses who relied on “traditional” marketing (flyers, newspapers, ads…etc) will fall behind right now with everyone practicing social […]

5 Peer Mentoring Myths Busted

As the Mentoring Program Manager, I talk to a lot of women business owners. They tell me all the time, “I can only talk to my friends and family so much about my business.” They need someone to bounce ideas off of, to pep them up when they’re spiraling or give them advice when they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picture of woman negotiating

No economic skill has as much riding on it as does negotiation. ~ Leigh Thompson, Northwestern University This is especially true for women. Research shows that in simple negotiations – like a salary or a car negotiation – women do worse than men. Two things most women will negotiate several times in their lives! 1. […]

Picture of woman with tech background

When you think tech, you might picture a person slumped over the computer, coding until the wee hours of the night. But, in fact, your business might be considered a “tech” venture and you don’t even know it! Why does it matter if you’re a tech entrepreneur? Because BC tech is expanding faster than we […]

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 […]

You’ve got a good lead but you’re not sure your call will be welcome. You’ve decided to sort your files, put on a pot of coffee or worst yet, clean the bathroom just to put off calling. Yup! You’ve got Call Reluctance and it’s a common affliction. Over 80% of sales people report the experience […]