Diversity Institute and Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub welcome new House of Commons Bill to recognize Women Entrepreneurship Day

Toronto, ON, November 17, 2022:  The Diversity Institute, which leads the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and other entrepreneurship and innovation research and social innovation projects, is pleased that Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is one step closer in being formally established as a Canadian national day of recognition by the House of Commons. Today Rechie Valdez, MP for Mississauga-Streetsville, rose in the House of Commons to introduce the bill, entitled An act to establish national women’s entrepreneurship day. 

“This is great news and an important step towards officially recognizing Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at a national level,” said Wendy Cukier, Diversity Institute founder. “Of course to the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), every day is women’s entrepreneurship day, as diverse women across the country in every sector work to build their businesses, innovate and advance sustainability. We need to celebrate their success, and crush stereotypes and other barriers to create an inclusive innovation ecosystem. Having an official day recognized will allow us not only to acknowledge the achievements of women entrepreneurs every year, but also to take stock of our commitments and progress.”

Read the full release on the Diversity Institute’s website.