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[MEDIA RELEASE] Women’s Enterprise Centre Welcomes Three New Board Members

Non-profit says Directors’ diverse experiences will benefit women entrepreneurs throughout BC Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) has announced the appointment of three new members to their Board of Directors: Pilar Portela […]

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[MEDIA RELEASE] Women’s Enterprise Centre Wins National Not-for-Profit Award

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 […]


[NEWS RELEASE] Western Economic Diversification Canada supports women-owned businesses in Western Canada

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 […]

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[NEWS RELEASE] Vancity and Women’s Enterprise Centre launch Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

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 […]

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[Media Release] Laurel Douglas Departing as CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre

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 […]


WEC CEO Named a 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Finalist

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 […]

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

MEDIA RELEASE | Women’s Enterprise Centre receives funding from the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund

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 […]

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

MEDIA RELEASE | Government of Canada Invests in Women Entrepreneurs

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 […]

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Media Release: New Planning Tool Helps BC Take Action on Gender Equality Priorities

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 […]


Congratulations! WEC Board Chair Jill Earthy named one of WXN 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women

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 […]


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