Networks for Women Entrepreneurs in BC & Canada

We are connected to a number of networks for women entrepreneurs in BC. We work with these business service partners to connect women entrepreneurs around BC with other business owners, resources and business training.


 

The following is a list of additional organizations and associations with dedicated support for women entrepreneurs.

Women's Business Networks & Associations (non-profit)

Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada

WEOC is the national association of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada. Learn more >>

WBE Canada

WBE Canada delivers the certification that connects women business owners with the growing global demand for diverse and innovative suppliers. Learn more >>

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (A.W.E.)

Interactive events and workshops, business advising and loans designed to help you take action to grow your business. Learn more >>

WESK logo

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. (WESK)

Business advisory, development workshops, seminar and lending services that focus on entrepreneurial skills and business publications. Learn more >>

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM)

Offering business services in three key areas: training, advice and loans for business start-up and growth. Learn more >>

Centre for Women in Business, Nova Scotia

A leader in entrepreneurial growth, the Centre is a university-based business development centre dedicated to offering practical, results-oriented programs and services for women entrepreneurs across mainland Nova Scotia. Learn more >>

Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs

NLOWE helps women entrepreneurs start, grow and advance successful, leading-edge businesses that capitalize on emerging economic opportunities. Learn more >>

Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association

PEIBWA empowers and inspires women to succeed in their business endeavours by providing support, education and opportunities to connect with other women in business. Learn more >>

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (Ontario)

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise provides programs and services to women across Northern Ontario who are ready to start, grow or build new opportunities. Learn more >>

Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDECB)

La SDECB est un organisme à but non lucratif qui œuvre pour le développement économique de la communauté francophone et francophile de la Colombie-Britannique via des services aux entreprises et des projets communautaires à caractère économique.

The SDECB is a non-profit organization that works for the economic development of British Columbia’s Francophone and Francophile community through business services and community projects. Learn more >>

 

WEB Alliance of Women’s Business Networks

Our alliance of networks represents over 27,000 women in business in BC. Want to find the networks that are right for you? Start here! Learn more >>

The Forum

Educating women to accelerate their opportunities to launch, lead, build, invest in entrepreneurial businesses. Learn more >>

WOW – Women of Whistler Business Association

WOW provides an opportunity for local businesswomen to network, gain knowledge, and share ideas in a friendly, relaxed environment. Learn more >>

Nanaimo Women’s Business Network

Empower, develop and enhance your business and personal life. Learn more >>

Kelowna Women in Business

Providing a voice to Kelowna women who operate their own business, women who work for other businesses and professional women.  Learn more >>

Penticton Women in Business

Serving Penticton and the South Okanagan since 2001, Penticton Women in Business assists its members to “establish profitable business relationships through networking, education and information sharing.”  Learn more >>

Oceanside Women’s Business Network

The Oceanside Women’s Business Network (OWBN) is dedicated to providing a networking opportunity for mutual support of women and their endeavours. All women are welcome: women in business and those considering a new business, professional women and others. Learn more >>

Comox Valley Women’s Business Network

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is an energetic group of local business and professional women. With a membership of 90-110 women, the group includes entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals from retail, service, manufacturing, the arts, health, government, not-for-profit and more. Learn more >>

Vernon Women in Business

Networking opportunities that inspire, educate, and motivate women to be the best they can be in their business and personal lives. Learn more >>

Women Presidents’ Organization – Vancouver Chapter

A non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multi-million dollar companies.  Learn more >>

JCI Kelowna

Women’s leadership group. Membership is open to women between the ages of 18 to 39 years who would like the opportunity to develop new skills and reach their greatest potential. Learn more >>

Young Women in Business (YWiB) Vancouver

The Canadian Young Women in Business (YWiB) Society is a new kind of network for emerging professional women in Western Canada. Learn more >>

Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network

The project supports women-owned or women led enterprises in the start-up, expansion or ongoing operational phase of business in the Shuswap. Learn more >>

Minerva BC

The Minerva Foundation supports and mentors individual women and girls in their programs as they work to identify their values, discover their strengths, and develop their leadership skills. Learn more >>

Women's Business Networks & Associations (for-profit)

eWomen Network – Vancouver, Victoria

The #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses in Vancouver and Victoria.  Learn more >>

 

GroYourBiz

GroYourBiz.com, a division of Impact Communications Ltd., is an initiative that brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners Learn more >>

The Connected Woman

What separates The Connected Woman® from other women’s organizations is the caliber of members, the quality of connections and the distinction of membership. Learn more >>

Women in Biz Network – Vancouver

WIBN connects and empowers entrepreneurial and professional women through membership, mentorship, workshops, conferences and online learning Learn more >>

 

Women’s Executive Network

WXN creates and delivers innovative networking, mentoring, professional and personal development to support and recognize executive-minded women and their organizations. Learn more >>

YES! Vancouver

Y.E.S. is a group of over 350 women from every corner of Vancouver’s working world with a passion for Dress for Success Vancouver, and a desire to create a fun networking forum where business and philanthropy can meet in style. Learn more >>

Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (Former Women’s Leadership Circle)

The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC), an evolution of the Women’s Leadership Council program, is an inclusive program that champions and advocates for leadership that best reflects the diversity of the Greater Vancouver region.

Through our diversity and inclusion focused program, initiatives, and events, the DLC offers practical business development education, advocacy, recognition, and networking opportunities to advance inclusive growth.

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s DLC is committed to investing in the participation and promotion of underrepresented groups, while supporting the business community to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Learn more >>

Leading Moms

Inspiring talks by extraordinary moms! Learn more >>

Modern Mama

Modern Mama hosts mom-focused events involving fashion, lifestyle and parenting – all with baby in tow. Learn more >>

Be Your Own Best Friend (BYOBF)

Be Your Own Best Friend supports, encourages, and challenges South Asian women to strive for continued growth and strength in every facet of their lives. Learn more >>

Babes in Business

An organization designed for businesswomen where they can feel comfortable connecting and collaborating WITHOUT competition. Learn more >>

Business Groups

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. They look at character, not collateral, when providing youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. Learn more >>

Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs

The Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (CAWEE) provides opportunities to build your contact base, share resources, acquire referrals, and develop skills and knowledge that will help your business grow. Learn more >>

BPW Canada

Women working for working women. The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (BPW Canada) develops the professional and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network. Learn more >>

Association of Women in Finance

Dedicated to promoting women in finance related industries by encouraging their advancement, development and involvement in the business community. Learn more >>

SOHO – Small Office, Home Office

Connecting small and medium size businesses. Grow your business, experience success. Learn more >>

Family Enterprise Xchange

Our goal is simple: to empower enterprising families and their advisors so they can succeed and flourish.  Learn more >>

Professional Women’s Network

The Professional Women’s Network (PWN) is a Canadian-based non-profit organization, currently with chapters in Vancouver and Calgary and growing globally Learn more >>

Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology

Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT, a division of CATA Alliance) is a national volunteer organization that encourages young women to consider a career in a technology field and helps accelerate the careers of women already in the field.  Learn more >>

Board Ready Women (Formerly Women on B0ards)

We are a team of people who actively network to support Board Ready Women to obtain Board Positions. We offer recruitment opportunities, skill-building programs and thought provoking events to support women with their Board Career journey. Learn more >>

Canadian Women’s Foundation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation raises money to research, fund and share the best approaches to ending violence against women, moving low-income women out of poverty and building strong, resilient girls. Learn more >>

Canadian Construction Women

CCW provides members with opportunities for support, mentoring, networking, community involvement, learning and development, in order to see that a career in the building industry offers a world of opportunity.  Learn more >>

CREW Vancouver

CREW Vancouver supports professional women to become leaders in commercial real estate, bringing them together in a dynamic and global business network. Learn more >>

 

Women in Games Vancouver

WIGeh is a local community group focused on promoting talent diversity and the advancement of underrepresented people in the video game development industry.  Learn more >>

Networks for Women Entrepreneurs in BC & Canada

Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is a national not-for-profit organization that advocates for the economic priorities of women-owned businesses. CanWCC provides supports to its members through skills development, resources, and community in order to strengthen the role of women in Canada’s business ecosystem. Learn more >>

Lean In Canada

Circles are a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. They’re a place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, they’re a place where we help each other become our very best selves. Whatever your goal—whether you’re working toward a promotion or building your confidence, reentering the workforce or starting a business—your Circle will help you get there. Learn more >>