Our Partners
WEKH is led by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, in collaboration with Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Ted Rogers School of Management.
“Reconciliation requires that we pay attention to the many difficult challenges and barriers that continue to face Indigenous peoples, specifically Indigenous women. CCAB is proud to support Ryerson University’s ‘Diversity Institute’ and their tools offered through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. The Hub can help to provide knowledge and skills needed to break free of stereotypes, create social change, and inspire women to face challenges with confidence.” – JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
“Everyone benefits when women have the resources they need to participate fully in our economies and societies. Our Government is determined to help women gain the tools they need to be successful entrepreneurs and leaders.” – Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
“Women represent enormous untapped potential and there is no limit to what they can accomplish. As investors, we need to run as fast as women entrepreneurs do. It is our job to help them unleash that potential.” – Michael Denham, Business Development Bank of Canada President and CEO
“It should be a point of pride that more and more Canadian women are starting and running independent businesses. But female entrepreneurs often have additional hurdles to overcome when making the choice to start or grow a company. Starting or growing a business is tough enough – we need to do more to ensure equal access to financing and finding good quality, affordable advice.” – Dan Kelly, President and CEO, Canadian Federation for Independent Business
“We would add $150B to the Canadian economy if we supported women entrepreneurs to their male counterpart. It’s time to break down the systemic barriers so we can all benefit from the equal participation of women in society.” – Vicki Saunders, Founder SheEO
“EDC is proud to be working to help remove the unique barriers women entrepreneurs often face when looking to grow their business. An important part of that is investing in research that will enable us to better understand the challenges women face and the opportunities to better support them in their exporting journey.” – Mairead Lavery, President and CEO at EDC