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Families of underrepresented founders deserve universal childcare

Guest Post By Tabitha Mirza [Originally Posted June 2020] When my mother immigrated to Canada from Bangladesh, she had thirteen dollars. She reminds me of this as we talk about my family’s experience trying to afford childcare, “when I first came to Toronto, I sent you to daycare for a short while. Weekly, I would have to pay five to …

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Why Universal Basic Income Would Help Women Entrepreneurs Soar To New Heights

Have you ever been told “hard work will get you where you want to be”?  Anyone who belongs to an equity seeking group knows this isn’t true. Hard work is not enough to thrive in today’s society. Systems of power and oppression get in the way from equal prosperity. The stereotypical image of the “renegade entrepreneur” who sets up shop …

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I’m Not Thrilled By The Federal Budget For 3 Reasons. Here’s Why.

The April 2021 Canadian Federal Budget was apparently the “thickest budget document” in recent years. That didn’t stop it from falling short. Three major things concern me. #1: The proposed child care program A national, publicly subsidized child care program was the “star” of the 2021 Budget, but I’m holding my applause. By 2026, a national $10/day child care program …

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Why Financial Literacy is Absolutely Essential for Growing Your Business

‘Access To Capital’ is at the top of CanWCC’s advocacy agenda, and it will stay there until we see the recommendations we’ve outlined implemented by the government, lending institutions, and funding agencies.

This lack of confidence when it comes to financial literacy isn’t due to personal shortcomings — it’s the result of running a business while navigating systemic oppression.

It’s not your mindset.

It’s not that you just need to “keep pushing”.

If you struggle with financial literacy or want to strengthen your knowledge, read this.

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An intuitive and rewarding way to save money with KOHO

Running a business in turbulent times calls for easy-to-use and flexible solutions. That’s why we’re proud to partner with KOHO to offer our members an intuitive and rewarding way to manage their finances. KOHO is an alternative to traditional banking, built to help you better manage your saving and spending. There are no fees to have or use the card …

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Member Spotlight: Belinda Clemmensen

Learn more about the women in your community! Meet Belinda Clemmensen, Founder of Women’s Leadership Intensive. At the Women’s Leadership Intensive (WLI) our mission is to inspire, empower, support and equip women to lead the change the world needs. Our core program is a full-year leadership journey, created by women for women.  Women come to this transformational program to find their voice, …

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Member Spotlight: Aymen Dewji

Learn more about the women in your community! Meet Aymen Dewji,Managing Partner and Founder of ShiftRight Consulting. My name is Aymen Dewji and I am the Managing Partner and Founder of ShiftRight Consulting, a human capital consulting firm with a passion for change! Founded in 2017, we have helped global Fortune 500 organizations and public sector firms make sustainable change a …

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Member Spotlight: Janelle Desrosiers

Learn more about the women in your community! Meet Janelle Desrosiers,founder of Bloom & Brilliance I’m the Founder and Creative Director of Bloom + Brilliance, a boutique feminist design agency based in Winnipeg.  A born entrepreneur and naturally creative, I’ve been getting women business owners focused and fired up for over 16 years. Bloom + Brilliance creates bold, beautiful branding, websites, design …

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Member Spotlight: Julie Williams

Learn more about the women in your community! Meet Julie Williams, owner of Julie Williams Fine Art Photography I am a chemical engineer by training. After taking time off to raise a family I turned my passion for photography into a successful business and career. I am the official photographer for a number of organizations including the Women’s Law Association …

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Member Spotlight: Zuly Matallana

Learn more about the women in your community! Meet Zuly Matallana ,TIARA Bliss Inc. CEO & Founder Traditional shower caps are made entirely of disposable plastic. After only a few washes, they go into the trash and all that plastic gets dumped in the lake and oceans, or is collected in landfills. Functionally, the simplistic design of a traditional, plastic shower …