Announcements & Press Releases

WESK and FHQ Developments: Enhancing Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19, 2020 Regina, SK – In collaboration with strategic partners, and feedback from Indigenous women entrepreneurs, WESK (Women Entrepreneurs Saskatchewan) developed the Matchstick program to support Indigenous women in their entrepreneurial journey. Matchstick offered business planning, mentoring, business advising, and financing to over 300 Indigenous women entrepreneurs (see Matchstick Backgrounder). […]

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New Funding to Support Saskatchewan’s Women Entrepreneurs

Aug 5, 2020 Shared from Innovation Saskatchewan Innovation Saskatchewan is providing $50,000 to help women entrepreneurs flourish in the province’s technology sector. This funding is consistent with the final report and recommendations of the Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan’s Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap. The funding will support a mentorship program called Founders Table which brings […]

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Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap Releases Final Report to the Government of Saskatchewan

Impact on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Job Creation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2020 SASKATOON, SK – Women entrepreneurs are major contributors of economic growth and job creation. In 2019, women entrepreneurs contributed $23.1 billion to the Saskatchewan economy and created 191,836 jobs. Yet, research indicates women entrepreneurs encounter unique barriers that hinder […]

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Call for Experts – The Exchange: Rebound Edition

Expression of Interest Call for Experts – The Exchange – Rebound Edition WESK is seeking dynamic and knowledgeable experts to present on a variety of topics to develop the competencies, knowledge, and technical skills of the participants of The Exchange. The Exchange is a 3-year business growth program designed to help women entrepreneurs scale their businesses. […]

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Message from the CEO

July 20, 2020 As we navigate our way through a “new normal”, we recognize that the way we conduct business in the future has likely changed irrevocably. While we welcome the creativity and innovation of the “new normal”, there are still concerns and uncertainty that plague much of how the economy will unfold. The re-opening […]

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Government of Canada to invest $8.3 million in western Canadian women entrepreneurs

These organizations will use the funds to assist Canadian women-owned businesses unable to access larger federal relief funding programs by providing them with immediate liquidity to face COVID-19-related challenges.

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Celebrating Women Tech Founders from Saskatchewan

Adapted by WESK from Innovation Saskatchewan’s original article: https://innovationsask.ca/success-stories/women-entrepreneurs-week-2020 Founders Table was a group of early-stage female technology founders who met monthly in Regina from September 2019 – March 2020. This program was offered in partnership with WESK and Economic Development Regina Inc, and was sponsored by Innovation Saskatchewan. Founders Table gathered women from around the […]

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New Report on Women Entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan released by WESK during Women Entrepreneurs Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 20, 2020 SASKATOON, SK – The Government of Saskatchewan has officially proclaimed the week of May 17 through May 23, 2020 to be Women Entrepreneurs Week across the province. Women-led businesses have consistently increased and along with this rise is a significant impact to the Saskatchewan economy. In 2019, women-led […]

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Announcement: WESK postpones events due to COVID-19.

Updated March 17, 2020. SASKATOON, SK – In response to the recent spread of COVID-19, WESK has decided to postpone all events until the end of April. This measure is being implemented to ensure the safety of all members, clients and employees. Please rest assured WESK will continue to provide services with minimal disruption while […]

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Katherine Regnier to be recognized with the 2020 Celebration of Achievement Award at WESK’s Virtual Small Business Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020 SASKATOON, SK – Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) announced today that Katherine Regnier, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Coconut Calendar, is this year’s recipient of the Celebration of Achievement Award. Katherine will be formally presented with the award at WESK’s Virtual Small Business Conference, presented by Conexus Credit […]

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