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The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub releases annual research report and receives $5 million Government of Canada investment to support women’s economic empowerment
August 3, 2021
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced $5 million from Budget 2021 for the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), which is led by Ryerson University’s […]
Canada’s largest study of Black women entrepreneurs shows significant challenges but also resilience and optimism
April 15, 2021
Toronto, ON, April 15, 2021: The largest study of Black women entrepreneurs in Canada reveals that they face significant barriers to financing including the cost of borrowing.   It also […]
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See It. Be It.
February 12, 2021
Women entrepreneurs are crushing stereotypes When asked to name three entrepreneurs, many might think of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. The stereotypes that tie the word “entrepreneur” to […]
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Report analyzes a decade of Indigenous women entrepreneurship in Canada
December 10, 2020
Offers recommendations to benefit Indigenous women, communities and the economy December 10, 2020: The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today released a report […]
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Research from Ryerson’s Diversity Institute finds male-focused and misleading definitions of entrepreneurship a barrier to women
November 23, 2020
Toronto, ON, November 23, 2020: As Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day conclude, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is releasing a new report Women Entrepreneurs Beyond the Stereotypes […]
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New report shows more women-owned SMEs are exporting but customized supports could support further growth
October 8, 2020
Ottawa, ON, October 8, 2020: New research released today shows that women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have made significant gains in exporting, but increased and customized support could […]
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Nearly half of Québec women entrepreneurs are seeking funding to ensure their survival due to the impact of COVID-19
August 19, 2020
Montreal, QC, August 19, 2020: Today the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Femmessor joined together to host a webinar presenting two of their recent research reports; The State of […]
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The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada: 2020
August 11, 2020
New report from the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub shows women entrepreneurs face structural inequalities which are exacerbated by COVID-19.
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Women starting businesses in Canada to benefit from development of national Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub
April 12, 2019
Toronto, ON, December 11, 2018: Canadian women are the most active entrepreneurs  in the world with more women starting businesses than in any other county, but barriers exist that can impede their […]
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