Increased support for Women Entrepreneurs!

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 likely increase!

Here are some interesting articles in the news right now on women entrepreneurship….

BMO boosts lending to women entrepreneurs by $2 billion

 

Minister Leitch salutes winners of 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

What do we need to increase the support for women entrepreneurs in Niagara?  Would increased local mentorship programs be the key?

 

 

– Jennifer Wallace

 

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