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The GWEN Story...
After all, we all have one!
... they’re lasting longer and seeing greater success! Female entrepreneurs are passionate, ambitious, and we ARE a force to be reckoned with!
Growing Women Entrepreneurs, or GWEn for short, was created by independent financial and business advisor Jennifer Wallace to fill a need she saw in the Greater Niagara Region for professional development geared to women entrepreneurs, solo-preneurs, small business owners, and even those considering self-employment.
GWEn’s mandate is to Educate. Inspire. Connect. This is achieved through event-based professional, personal development and networking opportunities. Events will showcase experts in their fields offering you tips and tactics that you can implement into your business and your life in order to get you closer to your goals.
Since its inception in 2012, GWEn has focussed on an annual conference held in October, however after receiving feedback from the growing GWEn community of supportive female entrepreneurs, more programming and opportunities to connect with others are being introduced in 2016. We look forward to connecting with you, so that we can connect you with others to help and support you in your business!
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Owning and operating a business can be isolating. Whether you have staff, a team that you work with, or are a solo-superwoman, who can you turn to for business advice, experience and idea sharing? Who is there to hold you accountable to your goals, and to run those quirky 3am ideas past? Having a business[…]
Support of local, independently owned business is a pillar of what the GWEn Community is built on. With that in mind this holiday season, we’ve put together a listing of “GWEn-approved” businesses in the Niagara and surrounding region. This directory can be referenced all year round… bookmark it and support your local small businesses shaping[…]
This is a question that’s been looming in the back of my mind the past week or so. After attending the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce’s Niagara Economic Summit on October 30th, and hearing the “buzz” be around all things entrepreneurial – it made me wonder if we’re sending an accurate, or complete, message to[…]
This year’s GWEn Conference roster is full of instantly recognizable names of women entrepreneurs. As these ladies have built their companies in Niagara and beyond, they’ve found success in brand development, marketing, community engagement and social media. We’re excited to learn from them and go “Beyond the Brand” for a day of education, inspiration and[…]
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What is freedom to you? This is such an important question in determining how you really want your future to look. It took me a long time to actually decide to look at my life and to realize that I can actually create my own reality. Have you taken time to truly think about[…]
You’ve read the blogs, articles, 10 tips, and so much more on networking your business effectively at business networking events. It’s time to think outside the networking box and look at how we talk about and promote our business outside of the good ol’ business networking event. What social events do you already attend? What[…]
Here are some great tools that have been offered to help you reflect on 2014 and plan for 2015. For a shorter, less intense approach: Planning 2015 worksheets (courtesy of Jennifer Wallace Insurance & Financial Solutions) Or for a longer, more introspective tool: 2015_year_planning_booklet_A4 (courtesy of www.yearcompass.com)
There is increased acknowledgement of women entrepreneurs, in Niagara and throughout Canada. Last week the nominees for the 2014 Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were announced and we saw 21 of 70 nominees were women! We’re coming a long way, and with increased resources specifically to encourage (and fund) women entrepreneurs, these numbers will[…]