Women founders are pioneers and put obstacles behind them
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- Study shows 80% of alumni believe the program has a positive impact on their self-confidence to grow their business
TORONTO, November 10, 2021 / CNW / – EY announces the 27 founders in the United States and Canada selected for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women â¢ North America class 2021, including seven Canadian entrepreneurs. These seven winning women will be officially recognized at EY’s Strategic Growth ForumÂ® (SGF) later in the week:
- Angel Kho and Eleanor lee, Loulou lollipop, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Emilie cushman, Kira Talent, Toronto, Ontario
- Jenny stephens, Total without trench, Calgary, Alberta
- Jill Van Gyn, Fatso, Victoria, British Columbia
- Rasha Katabi, Brim Financial, Toronto, Ontario
- Sandrine Tremblay, KROME Services Inc., Montreal, Quebec
âThis year’s bold entrepreneurs are developing solutions to shape our future by Canada, and around the world, and we’re thrilled to have so many Canadians represented in the Class of 2021, âsaid Brenna Daloise, co-manager of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Canada program. âFrom higher education and fintech to health and wellness, these Canadian pioneers are deeply committed to providing sustainable, personalized and digitally-driven solutions in a range of industries. They push the limits to help Canada increase its presence on the world stage. “
The program identifies ambitious women entrepreneurs of successful organizations in Canada and the United States, and provides them with the network access, advisors and resources to help scale their businesses and help them realize their full potential as market-leading innovators. Through the program, entrepreneurs are part of a global community of peers, which includes more than 800 winning women in 48 countries. Program participants receive executive training and an introduction to EY’s vast global entrepreneurial ecosystem, including alumni of the EY Entrepreneur Of The YearÂ® program.
âAccess to capital continues to be one of the biggest obstacles for women entrepreneurs looking to grow and grow their businesses – a challenge that is often multiplied for women from diverse backgrounds and from under-represented communities. “, highlighted Tiki cheung, co-manager of the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Canada program. âWhen women founders are supported in pursuing their ambitions, businesses and society benefit through the creation of new jobs and venture capital funds that provide much-needed capital to other women founders. ”
In a recent survey, when asked about the program’s impact on their success, 80% of female winners said it had a positive impact on their confidence and leadership to grow their business. Meanwhile, more than half said the program allowed them to take risks to grow their business.
âDespite the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce, these founders seized untapped market opportunities by using new business models to find answers to our most difficult challenges,â said Cheung said. âThis year’s winning class of Canadians are driving economic growth and inspiring the next generation of women leaders. We are excited to see how they will build on this momentum to keep moving forward. Canada cheeky.”
Meet the 2021 regional winners and Register now to join the virtual EY Entrepreneur Of The YearÂ® Canada event on Tuesday 23 November to celebrate the unstoppable Canadian entrepreneurs who are transforming our world through limitless innovation.
Find out more about EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women â¢ North America program, click here.
About EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women â¢
The EY organization is committed to seeing women lead. EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women â¢ is a global program for successful women entrepreneurs whose businesses have the greatest potential for growth. Through access to EY professionals and EY’s global networks across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, pioneering women founders from all continents secure resources, advice, operational know-how, the contacts and community they need to unleash their ambitions, develop their business to its full potential and become the role models they’ve never had. ey.com/winningwomen
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