Women’s Enterprise Centre helps BC women entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed in business through our business loans, workshops, mentors and resources. Since 1995, we’ve invested in our clients with the support of our volunteers and partners, and we’re proud to be part of a thriving community of catalysts for growth in BC.
“We are pleased to partner with the Government of Canada, and work with key stakeholders across BC to promote economic prosperity for women in senior leadership roles, women entrepreneurs, and women in skilled technical trades and emerging sectors. This initiative will build on the excellent work that began at the BC Economic Forum in October 2014.”
– Laurel Douglas, CEO of BC-based Women’s Enterprise Centre
Our team of professionals provides:
- business loans up to $150,000
- business skills training
- mentoring programs
- professional business advisors
- self-study guides, resources, research
- networking connections and referrals
- a supportive community
With offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria, Women’s Enterprise Centre offers services to the 143,000 women business owners in BC. Our team understands and relates to the unique circumstances of women business owners. Our experienced business advisors, trainers and facilitators provide our clients with tools and confidence through a supportive, individual and practical approach.
20 Years of Accomplishments
Women’s Enterprise Centre is pleased to celebrate 20 years supporting women entrepreneurs in BC. Since inception, our loans have generated almost $1.37 billion in economic activity in the province and helped create or maintain over 2000 jobs in BC. We have responded to over 91,000 requests for information, conducted over 54,000 business advisory sessions and accommodated over 22,000 women in seminars and workshops to improve their business skills.