BC Women Entrepreneurs Resources | BCBusiness

BC Women Entrepreneurs Resources | BCBusiness
Resources abound for B.C.'s entrepreneurial women.

It's a good time to be an entrepreneurial woman in B.C.

I had the great pleasure of attending the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs 10th Anniversary gala on February 20, 2012. The event celebrated women in business and acknowledged FWE founder Christina Anthony and CEO Jill Earthy for all of the hard work they’ve put in over the past decade.

I started my own entrepreneurial journey just over 12 years ago, at a time when the FWE hadn’t yet emerged and there were far fewer organizations supporting B.C. women in business. In fact, at the time, I felt such a lack of resources for enterprising women that I wrote and published a book for that exact audience.

At the event it was wonderful to sit in a room surrounded by accomplished peers, mentors and aspiring business women, knowing that there are now myriad resources and support options. Here are some of the more prominent groups and organizations that you can access:

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs   
Women's Enterprise Centre   
Mom CEO Academy   
Young Women in Business   
Minerva Foundation   
Small Business BC   
Hollyhock   
Entrepreneur Mom Now Vancouver   
Comox Valley Women's Business Network   
Ladies Who Launch British Columbia   
Valley Women's Network   
Oceanside Women's Business Network   
Kelowna Women in Business   

I am producing a free workshop series with Vancity for women in business to build fundamental skills around marketing, human resources and financial literacy.

Are there any other organizations or groups that you belong to that support or provide resources and training for women in business? Please share them here.