Saskatchewan Advisory Committee
The Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap will draw on new and existing evidence, and utilize the expertise of our Committee members to advise on the development of strategy, policy, and activity to level the playing field, as well as serving as spokespeople for women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan.
Why it Matters
There is a significant gender gap in entrepreneurship in Canada. Women entrepreneurs contribute $148 billion to our economy and closing this gap for the sake of economic activity has the potential to add another $150 to $420 billion. By understanding and addressing the unique barriers that women entrepreneurs face, we can enhance opportunities to scale businesses and boost economic growth in our province. That’s why we’ve created the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee — for you to succeed in the pursuit of your dreams.
- Press Conference Highlights (September 2019): WESK Announces New Saskatchewan Advisory Committee
- Video (November 2019): Rachel Mielke on the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee (November 2019)
- Live Press Conference (May 2020): WESK Releases Women Entrepreneurship In Saskatchewan Report
- Live Press Conference (July 2020): WESK & Saskatchewan Advisory Committee Release Final Report Enabling Scale in Saskatchewan
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COO & Partner, PFM Capital Inc.
President, Drummond Group
President & CEO, PIC Investment Group Inc.
October 29, 2018: WESK releases the “Women Entrepreneurship in Canada” Report (Commissioned through PwC)
May 2, 2019: Plans to establish a WESK-led Saskatchewan Advisory Committee announced by the Government of Saskatchewan
September 13, 2019: Members of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee announced
September 13, 2019: Committee Meeting #1 – Enabling Scale
November 15, 2019: Committee Meeting #2 – Access to Capital, Networks, and Mentors
January 9, 2020: Committee Meeting #3 – Influencing Policy
March 12, 2020: Committee Meeting #4 – Creating Awareness
May 14, 2020: Committee Meeting #5 – Review of Recommendation
July 22, 2020: WESK releases final report of recommendations (Enabling Scale in Saskatchewan)
April 1, 2021: WESK releases new initiatives addressing four of the recommendations listed in the Enabling Saskatchewan Report.