Report of the Expert Panel on Championing and Mentoring for Women Entrepreneurs


For the Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, July 2015

The Expert Panel was convened for a twelve-week period to consult with key stakeholders across Canada and provide recommendation on how to champion and support women entrepreneurs. The Panel engaged with 400 entrepreneurs through 11 roundtables.

The resulting seven recommendations were delivered in the areas of financing, improving mentorship, navigating government resources, and improving networking opportunities. The Panel also recommended that Canada explore supplier diversity policies and programs.