Announcements & Press Releases

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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Season’s Greetings from the Desk of the CEO

We bid farewell to 2019 with much optimism and gratitude for the support and endorsement of our mission to close the gender entrepreneurship gap in Saskatchewan. 2019 was punctuated with many exciting milestones, including the launch of the SK Advisory Committee, and the announcement of The Exchange, a program aimed at helping successful female entrepreneurs […]

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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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“Founders Table” Program To Help Women Tech Entrepreneurs Expand And Grow Their Businesses

Sep 19, 2019 Founder’s Table, kicking off tonight, provides support, mentorship and networking opportunities for female tech entrepreneurs in our province. There are more than 34,000 women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan but a gap between the number of male and female entrepreneurs remains.  Founder’s Table is a made-in-Saskatchewan program that will address this gap through mentorship […]

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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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