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Call for Cohort Chair – The Exchange: Year Two

Expression of Interest

Call for Cohort Chair – The Exchange: Year 2

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK) is calling for expression of interest to chair an Exchange cohort of women entrepreneurs who are committed to scaling their businesses. This Call is open to women who are or have been entrepreneurs and are passionate about advancing women entrepreneurs in our province.

The Exchange is a springboard for women entrepreneurs ready to harness their true potential and leverage their businesses to the next level of growth and profitability. Members of The Exchange are unapologetic for their success and unafraid to take the leap toward increased profit and personal growth. Through dynamic peer learning, presentations from intriguing and well-seasoned experts, and networking opportunities, our participants will come together to significantly impact the gender gap that currently exists in the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem.

We invite you to submit an Expression of Interest

Program Description

Offered over a three-year term, The Exchange program will focus on equipping women entrepreneurs with tools to grow their businesses to the next level. The program will group participants into cohorts to help them develop as business owners through skills development, mentorship, networking, and relationship building.

Cohorts will be based on revenue streams; each cohort will meet separately. Cohort meetings will take place up to one full day once/month excluding July and August for a total of 10 sessions per year. Within these 10 sessions, there will be two full-day retreats planned for all cohorts to attend, allowing for cross-group networking and relationship building.

Role and Commitment of Chair

The Chair will be an experienced entrepreneur with knowledge in scaling a business, expansion and diversification, trade (export and import) and accessing capital. With extensive experience in coaching, facilitation and group dynamics, the Chair will serve as the pivotal link in fostering strong bonds of relationships and trust for learning and growth.

Chairs should have a strong connection to business networks in Saskatchewan and beyond with an understanding of the Saskatchewan business and entrepreneurial landscape as well as current and future trends in small and medium-sized enterprises.

One Chair will be selected to lead and coach each revenue group. Currently, The Exchange is calling on to fill two (2) Chair positions. The Chair will lead the monthly sessions, for a total of 8 sessions per program year. Chairs will attend two annual retreats in person or by video conference. The Chair will also conduct one (1) monthly meeting, at a maximum duration of 30 minutes, with each cohort participant in their group (outside of July and August).

Chairs will be remunerated equivalent up to 2 days per month based on time allocation required.

Visit here for more information on The Exchange.

Submit by Friday, February 19th, 2021 to:

Brittany Scott

The Exchange Project Coordinator, WESK

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