My column in this week’s Financial Post looks at specific problems facing women entrepreneurs.
A symposium hosted last week by the Women Entrepreneurs of Canada association brought together leaders of women’s business groups from across half the country (mainly Ontario and east). The goal: to identify the common problems facing those groups and their members, and to see how they could work together, through WEC, to solve some of those problems.
Among the problems they identified: a financial system more geared to the needs of male-owned businesses; a reluctance to collaborate among women entrepreneurs; the need for more gender-specific government policies that address the needs of different groups; and the overlap and duplication of the support and recognition programs that do exist.
To see how the participants intend to move forward, check out the full story here.