Growing Their Own Way: High-growth Women Entrepreneurs in Canada


In partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) conducted in-depth interviews with 30 high-growth entrepreneurs across Canada.

This report explores the experiences of women founders as they scale their companies, revealing divergent pathways to growth, persistent systemic barriers, and funding challenges. Most importantly, the report presents opportunities and recommendations for government, policymakers, financial institutions, other funders, business support organizations and stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem who are seeking to champion the success of high-growth women entrepreneurs.

From the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship