Announcements & Press Releases

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

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. In recent times, WESK recognizes that COVID-19 has significantly impacted small and […]

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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 25th Anniversary Awards Gala

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 25th Anniversary Awards Gala, presented by Conexus Credit […]

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WESK Teams up with Creative Saskatchewan to Offer Business Planning for Creative Industries

This blog post was originally published by Creative Saskatchewan. Creative Saskatchewan recently sponsored a Business Plan Basics workshop delivered by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK), specially adapted to address the needs of the creative industries. More than a dozen creative industry entrepreneurs learned the need-to-knows of marketing, research and financials, and how to build the […]

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Applications open – up to $100,000 available for local social purpose organizations to grow their positive impact in Saskatchewan

For Immediate Release January 9, 2020 Regina, SK –  Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) is proud to be part of the Saskatchewan Consortium of organizations working to do good for our community. Eligible social purpose organizations are able to access up to $100,000 in non-repayable capital through the Investment Readiness Program. This is part of […]

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