Advocacy

In Saskatchewan, small business is BIG business. Almost 99% of businesses are small businesses. In 2016, small businesses accounted for 31% of Saskatchewan’s GDP.

What’s not on the front pages is the vital role women play in job creation and economic growth — and how much more robust our province and country could be if we increased the number
of female entrepreneurs and created conditions for them to succeed.

At WESK, we are working hard to close the gender entrepreneurship gap. It is not just a social and moral imperative. It is an economic investment. The time is now. Let’s seize the opportunities.

Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap

Check back soon for a big announcement about the the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap!

Women Entrepreneurship in Canada Report

In 2018, WESK commissioned PwC to conduct an independent study exploring these questions.
What follows are a summary of key insights from the Women Entrepreneurship in Canada report and recommendations for the Government of Saskatchewan to move the needle on women entrepreneurship in our province.

View the Full Report

View the 3-page summary

Press Releases

To view our articles and press releases on closing the gender & entrepreneurship gap, click below or visit our blog.

April 3, 2018: It’s Time to Close the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap (Article by Prabha Mitchell)

October 29, 2018: The Time is Now: Closing the Gap for Women Entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan (Press Release)

January 23, 2019: How Can You Close the Gender Gap? Yes, You (Article by Prabha Mitchell)

May 2, 2019: Government Of Saskatchewan Supporting Women Entrepreneurs Through Creation Of Advisory Committee (Press Release)

July 25, 2019: Minister Goodale Announces Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Investments (Press Release)

Visit our #CloseTheGap blog!

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