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MEDIA RELEASE: Two Days, Two Awards: Business Leader Recognized for Work to Achieve Gender Equality

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 […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: New Funding to Address Rising Demand for Mentoring by BC Women Entrepreneurs

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 […]

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BDC Partners with Women’s Enterprise Centre to Expand Funding Opportunities for BC Women Business Owners

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 […]

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Women’s Enterprise Centre Named a Discovery Foundation Major Award Recipient

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 […]

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Women’s Enterprise Centre CEO Laurel Douglas Profiled in New Book

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 […]

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WEOC Response to Budget 2017

Women’s Enterprise Centre is co-founder and member of the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC). In March 2017, WEOC Chair Sandra Altner shared the following response to the 2017 budget. As the Chair of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), I would like to note the many aspects of the 2017 budget that address current […]

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