Designing to close the gap

YWCA Toronto's 40th Women of Distinction Awards Gala: Vicki Saunders

NOTE: This article has been repurposed from a speech Vicki Saunders gave during the Gender Smart Investing Summit. A few years ago I started SheEO to radically transform how we support, finance, and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Many people were deeply perplexed by our model, especially those in the finance world. A 0% interest loan? How […]

The Value of a Global Network

If you’re a woman entrepreneur, you have everything they need in order to conquer the world except, maybe, the world itself.   Economic Development Canada cites “finding customers and partners abroad” as the number-one pain point for Canadian firms that have export aspirations. Add that to other daunting challenges associated with exporting to an international […]

The Impact of SheEO Business Coaching

Despite coaches being game-changers for many entrepreneurs, most women don’t engage one- often because we put ourselves last. We know that women entrepreneurs face different challenges than their male counterparts when it comes to accessing financing and business networks. In addition to these, there are other challenges unique to women entrepreneurs. Coaching is the third […]

Introducing: Toni Desrosiers from Abeego, SheEO Activator and Venture

“There is a vast amount of talent within the network, if you use it.” – Toni Desrosiers, Abeego   Toni Desrosiers, Founder and CEO of Abeego Designs Inc., is both a Venture and an Activator in the SheEO network. Abeego Designs creates a beeswax wrap. This invention eliminates the need for plastic wrap, is an […]