#CloseTheGap Blog

Recap: Second Meeting of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee

The Saskatchewan Advisory Committee held its second meeting on November 15, 2019. Presentations from two technology focused incubators, Co.Labs and Cultivator, provided key insights into the structure and supports available for business GROWTH along the spectrum. The sub-committee tasked with the priority of access to capital, networks/mentors presented several recommendations. The Committee’s deliberations included the challenges […]

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Recap: First Meeting of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee

The first meeting of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee, held September 13th following the announcement of the members of the Committee, focused on defining scope and outcomes of the initiative. All 12 members were present at the first meeting. It was determined that the final deliverable will include a three Pillar Strategy: Access to Capital; Influencing […]

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Moving the Needle – Closing the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap

WESK and the Government of Saskatchewan announce the members of the newly created Saskatchewan Advisory Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Today, twelve prominent entrepreneurs and business professionals from the province were announced as representatives to the newly formed Saskatchewan Advisory Committee, whose work will shape and influence the business climate […]

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Minister Goodale announces Women Entrepreneurship Strategy investments

News release Government of Canada investing over $4.5 million to support women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan July 25, 2019 – Regina, Saskatchewan The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister […]

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Government Of Saskatchewan Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Through Creation Of Advisory Committee

Released on May 2, 2019, by the Government of Saskatchewan The Government of Saskatchewan, through the Status of Women Office, is pleased to announce the creation of an advisory committee to examine the entrepreneurial gender gap in Saskatchewan.  The advisory committee is created and funded through a partnership with Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK).“Women help […]

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How can you close the gender gap? Yes, you

BY PRABHA MITCHELL Saskatchewan can realize our collective economic potential — if we work at it together.   Even if our beloved Riders didn’t quite go all the way this year, Saskatchewan is a province of firsts. Medicare, ATMs, air seeders, air ambulances, wind turbines, even Girl Guide cookies — they all got their start […]

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The Time is Now: Closing the Gap for Women Entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 29, 2018 The Time is Now: Closing the Gap for Women Entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan Regina, Saskatchewan Today, Prabha Mitchell, CEO of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK), called on the Saskatchewan Government to help close the gender gap for entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan and create an Action Plan for Women Entrepreneurs. Releasing […]

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It’s Time to Close the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap

By Prabha Mitchell A concept that needs more attention in Saskatchewan is: How women entrepreneurs can generate significant economic growth in the province. It is an exciting time in Saskatchewan. Both the Saskatchewan Party and the New Democratic Party are in the middle of heated leadership campaigns. Come the spring sitting of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly, […]

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