The number of female entrepreneurs in Canada is consistently growing. In fact 47 per cent of Canadian small businesses are entirely or partly owned by women. However, few small businesses make the decision to sell to new markets where they have the biggest potential to grow.
Status of Women Canada is holding an event in Ottawa for all women entrepreneurs to help demystify exporting and encourage more business growth. This free event, held on March 23rd and 24th, consists of a dynamic day-and-a-half program focused on providing Canadian women entrepreneurs with the practical tools, networks and connections they need to reach their full growth potential.
“This event is a great opportunity to speak to the available resources for SME entrepreneurs and to encourage women to connect and grow their business,” says Mairead Lavery, Senior Vice-President of Business Development, Export Development Canada (EDC).
Ms. Lavery will be speaking on a panel entitled “From domestic to international success: Your gateway to growing your business” alongside Shereen Benzvy Miller, Assistant Deputy Minister for Small Business, Tourism and Marketplace Services at Industry Canada, and Susan Bincoletto, Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business at DFATD, on day two of the event.
The Forum will also include a business fair for entrepreneurs and potential partners attending.
To hear more about the Forum program click here.