Funding Announcement in Kelowna to Help Women in Business

January 31, 2015 12:12 am

The Federal Minister of Labour and the Status of Women was in Kelowna on Tuesday to announce funding to reduce barriers for women in the province.


Dr. Kellie Leitch was joined by Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan to announce $200,650 for Women’s Enterprise Centre to work with its partners in regions across the province. The funding will help the Centre with regional consultations that will ensure that women entrepreneurs and professionals have support and an opportunity to find solutions to barriers.

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre said the funding will go towards hosting regional BC Economic Forums. In October, 2014 the forum was held in Vancouver and was designed to highlight opportunities to support women in business.

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