The gender gap in funding has long plagued the business landscape, impeding the progress of empowering women entrepreneurs. In this article, we delve into the challenges women entrepreneurs face during the fundraising process and explore strategies to overcome these obstacles.
The new BDC DEI report shows that Canadian businesses are hiring more women and diverse groups, but lack representation in senior roles.
Even in Canada, where feminism and the fight for equal rights have come a long way, women entrepreneurs continue to face unique challenges when starting their own businesses.
The Women in Skilled Trades Initiative aims to help Canadian women comfortably pursue careers in skilled trades jobs. This program provides eligible organizations with up to $3M to recruit, retain, and help women succeed in one of the 39 Red Seals trades.
The purpose of the DELIA program is to help Canadian women entrepreneurs start, stabilize, and expand their businesses.
The Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures Forward program provides startup workshops for those in the tech sector, including video games, interactive media, and more.
Canadian female and non-binary entrepreneurs are now eligible for the WEOC National Loan Program to help scale their businesses.
The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund is currently open until September 26, 2022. Find out if your business is eligible to apply for this program.
The Canadian federal and provincial governments have teamed up to help Communitech create the Fierce Founders Uplift program, which has awarded $100K during this round of funding alone.
The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund aims to reduce barriers Black Canadians face in accessing funding by providing support loans of up to $250,000 to eligible Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs for economic business growth and success.