Recap: Third Meeting of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee

The third meeting, and midway point, for the work the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the gender entrepreneurship gap took place on January 9, 2020.

The subcommittee on influencing policy, the second priority pillar, presented findings and potential recommendations. The discussions included the obstacles and risks of the funding environment when scaling; current policies and supports for businesses; and gaps in supports for businesses. The Committee identified a need for research specific to women-owned/led businesses in Saskatchewan.

Members are highly engaged and committed, with spirited dialogues on the synergy of all three priority topics; the first one examined was Enabling Scale: Access to capital, networks and Mentorship.

The recommendations of the Influencing Policy subcommittee will be reflected in a final report to be released in June 2020.

The Committee’s (SAC) next meeting is scheduled for March 2020, with a focus on the third and final pillar, Creating Awareness.

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