Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Women Entrepreneurship Strategy


Is a career in emerging technologies in your future? Do you own a technology business and need support to grow?

On August 22, 2019, the Government of Canada announced that it would be providing up to $692,000 over the next four years to provide coordinated support to women entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex region to start and grow a business in emerging technologies. The funding will be administered by the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre to support a range of activities linked to breaking
down barriers and supporting women across the Windsor-Essex region to start and grow emerging technology businesses across all stages of business development.

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is partnering with other economic development organizations across the Windsor-Essex region: University of Windsor’s EPICentre, WEtech Alliance, Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network, WorkForce Windsor Essex and Build a Dream.

The first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) is a $2-billion investment by the Government of Canada that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Only 16% of Canadian businesses are owned or led by women and yet studies show that by advancing women's economic participation in the economy Canada could add up to $150 billion in GDP. WES is a whole-of-government approach to helping women grow their businesses through access to financing, talent, networks and expertise.

Check back here for more details about programs, mentorship and other supports available to Windsor-Essex women pursuing entrepreneurship, education and careers in emerging technologies.

For more information, contact Nicole Anderson, Program Director – Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, at 519-255-9200 x2255 or email nanderson@windsoressexsmallbusiness.com.



Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is delivered in Windsor and Essex County by:

Women Entrepreneurship Strategy partners

Funded by:

Government of Canada