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  • 22 May 2018 12:00 PM | Stephanie Dunn (Administrator)

    NLOWE is currently accepting proposals for the following:

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
    Video Production Services - 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is pleased to invite qualified businesses to submit a proposal for professional services to assist in shooting, producing and editing six (6), two-minute videos for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala to be held on October 25, 2018. The primary objective of these videos is to showcase award winners. 

    Deadline to submit: 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018. 



    REQUEST FOR QUOTES
    Event Photography - 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is currently seeking a qualified photographer to shoot and edit event photos for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards to be held on October 25th at the Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL. The successful bidder is also required to shoot individual photos of six (6) award winners and a group photo of all winners prior to the award ceremony on October 25. 

    Deadline to submit: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018. 


  • 09 May 2018 10:11 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking a qualified Copy Editor to aid in the completion of our publication, The NLOWE Advisor, to be published quarterly in September, December, March and June.  

    Deadline to Submit is June 8, 2018.


    Download a pdf copy of the Request for Proposals here.


    Questions will be accepted at khoddinott@nlowe.org until 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 15. Responses will be collected and posted on www.nlowe.org/news by 4:30pm on Wednesday, May 16


  • 04 Apr 2018 4:11 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    ST. JOHN’S, April 4, 2018 – Now in its 21st year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs’ (NLOWE) annual provincial conference continues to be the leading professional development event for women business owners and aspiring women entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Just over a week remains to register for NLOWE’s 2018 Annual Conference, taking place April 18-19 at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre in St. John’s.

    When planning the lineup of speakers and topics for our annual conference, we ensure that presentations will be relevant to the challenges facing women entrepreneurs, as well as to industry trends in our province. Microbreweries are popping up throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, with nearly 20 microbreweries set to open in the province by 2019. That is why we are so pleased to welcome Manjit Minhas, Dragon’s Den judge and co-founder of Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery, as keynote speaker at NLOWE’s 2018 annual provincial conference.

    “Women entrepreneurs have been breaking into male-dominated industries in greater numbers over the last several years and we are excited to see so many women embracing the microbrewery boom happening now in our province,” says Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier, President of NLOWE’s Board of Directors and owner of Pressure Pipe Steel Fabrication Inc. in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. “Manjit Minhas, this year’s conference keynote speaker, has found success in this non-traditional industry and will be able to share many valuable lessons with our conference delegates who may be facing some of the same challenges that she has overcome.”

    The Keynote speaker of this year’s conference, Manjit Minhas, started as a 19 year old with $10,000 and a dream. Today, her brewery is the 10th largest in the world and she is one of Canada’s Women Executive Network’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs. How did a young female entrepreneur break into the notoriously competitive and notoriously male-dominated beer and spirit industry? During her keynote, she will share the principles and entrepreneurial values that has led her company to rapid success—principles she calls “The Minhas School of Beer Business Success.”

    Our Opening Plenary will feature Jill Curran. Jill is the president of Maxxim Vacations, one of Canada’s leading tour operators providing independent and escorted tours throughout Atlantic Canada, and owner and founder of Lighthouse Picnics, which has been featured in enRoute magazine’s “100 Favourite Things in the World” list. Jill will kick off the conference by discussing the lessons learned in her Nan’s kitchen, stories many can relate to—stories of our history, the struggles and triumphs. 

    Other sessions include: “Making Every Minute Count! Building habits that increase your personal productivity” with leadership, engagement, and change professional, Jess Chapman of ethree Consulting; “Up Your Game! Performance Coaching for Public Speaking, Media Relations, and Video Performance” with award winning Internationally Accredited Communications professional and co-owner of Nine Island Communications, Ronalda Walsh; and “Feel Energetic. Be At Ease.” with experienced yoga teacher, former IT professional, and creator of The Office Yogi, Susan Day.

    “NLOWE does such important work across Newfoundland and Labrador to support women entrepreneurs as they share their valuable knowledge and experience, make new business connections, and take steps to grow their businesses” says the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism. “I am proud to work closely with Minister Bains and the team at ACOA to partner with important organizations, like NLOWE, that will be so important to achieving the vision laid out in our Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. We are making the necessary investments right across Canada to help support women as they scale up their businesses, remove barriers to success and provide greater access to financing, skills development and mentorship.”

    The conference will also feature NLOWE’s Annual General Meeting and a morning of partnered sessions with the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil & Gas Industries (Noia) and an afternoon of pre-conference sessions, which are free to conference registrants. NLOWE’s Annual Conference is made possible in part by its sponsors: Keynote Luncheon Sponsor, Business Development Bank of Canada; Opening Plenary & Delegate Bags Sponsor, Husky Energy West White Rose Project; Opening Reception Partner, Business Women in International Trade, Global Affairs Canada; Morning Workshop Sponsor, Suncor Energy; Afternoon Conference Sponsor, Nalcor Energy and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro; Morning Coffee Break Sponsor, Ernst & Young; and Afternoon Energy Break Sponsor, Grant Thornton. Registration and further details about the agenda, speakers and a full list of sponsors is available at www.nlowe.org/conference.

    NLOWE is pleased to offer services to women in business in Newfoundland and Labrador thanks to the financial support of ACOA and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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    For more information, contact:

    Julieanne Reddy, Director of Marketing & Communications, NLOWE

    Phone: 709.754.5455

    Cell: 709.640.3691

    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11

    E-mail: jreddy@nlowe.org


  • 21 Feb 2018 4:18 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    NLOWE is currently recruiting a qualified woman for the following position:

    Marketing & Communications Coordinator - Maternity Replacement
    (April 2018 - May 2019)

    Based at head office in St. John’s, the successful candidate will be an innovative communicator responsible for developing and implementing NLOWE’s marketing and communications strategies. Duties include media relations; event promotions; developing and designing promotional and communications materials such as brochures, posters, and The NLOWE Advisor (magazine); and the coordination of projects including event sponsorships and NLOWE’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and NLOWE’s annual provincial conference.

    We are seeking an individual with demonstrated ability and experience in dealing with a variety of audiences including internal and external stakeholders and media. Applicants must be able to manage and meet deadlines for a variety of concurrent projects.

    Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop is a must and experience with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram would be considered an asset. A post-secondary degree in marketing and communications or a related field and at least two years relevant work experience is required.

    Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected.

    To apply, please forward a resume and three references to:

    Suzanne Fogwill, Chief Operating Officer
    NLOWE
    2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza II
    84-86 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. John’s, NL A1A 1W7

    Fax: 709.754.5034
    Email: sfogwill@nlowe.org

    We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • 20 Feb 2018 9:40 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking submissions from members for the delivery of sessions during Recharge Weekend on June 8-10th, at Terra Nova Resort, Port Blandford. 

    Deadline to Submit is March 22, 2018.



    Download a pdf copy of the Request for Information here

    Questions will be accepted at khoddinott@nlowe.org until 4:30pm on Friday, March 2. Responses will be collected and posted on www.nlowe.org/news by 4:30pm on March 5


    RFI Q&A Responses

    Can I apply for this weekend, as I would love to participate?

    The RFI is open to anyone! 

    I was wondering what costs are covered for the Recharge Weekend? i.e accommodation, food etc. I am just trying to understand what the feel would need to include.

    Please include any costs in your submission that NLOWE would incur if you were selected to be a presenter at Recharge Weekend. 


  • 19 Jan 2018 3:44 PM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    NLOWE is seeking a professional with experience in evaluation methodology to collect, collate and report on performance evaluation data submitted by individuals as part of a regular 18 month evaluation process. Already established evaluation forms will be disseminated in advance by the organization to the individuals for completion.

    Download full RFP here.

    Deadline to submit: 4:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018

    RFP Question & Answers here

  • 12 Jan 2018 9:52 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking submissions from members for event photography of the 2018 Pre-Conference & Conference that will take place on April 18 & 19, at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, St. John’s. 

    Deadline to Submit is February 9, 2018.



    Download a pdf copy of the Call for Quotes here

    Questions will be accepted at khoddinott@nlowe.org until 12:00pm on Friday, January 19. Responses will be collected and posted on www.nlowe.org/news by 4:30pm on January 19

  • 10 Jan 2018 2:52 PM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    We are currently seeking submissions from members for the delivery of 2018 Pre-Conference & Conference Interactive Workshops & 'NLOWE Talks' that will take place on April 18 & 18, at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, St. John’s. 

    Deadline to Submit is January 31, 2018.




    Download a pdf copy of the Call for Proposals here.


    Questions will be accepted at khoddinott@nlowe.org until 12:00pm on Monday, January 15. Responses will be collected and posted on www.nlowe.org/news by 4:30pm on January 15.

    Please see for RFP Questions & Answers
  • 27 Nov 2017 9:22 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    NLOWE is seeking a research professional to undertake the following scope of work: 

    1. Research female entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. 
    2. Develop a comprehensive profile of female entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador. 
    3. Provide a comparison of results with the last full survey (2008) NLOWE Survey 2008.pdf
    4. Provide an analysis of the overall scope and nature of female entrepreneurship in Newfoundland and Labrador which must include information and statistics related (but not limited) to: 
    • Sector 
    • Size of company 
    • Structure of company 
    • Total employment & change in employment 
    • Business location 
    • Sales revenue 
    • Sales growth 
    • Level of education and management experience 
    • Primary, secondary & tertiary markets (by country and/or region) 
    • Salary ranges for key employee groups 
    • Other factors as identified by NLOWE 
    In undertaking this project, NLOWE would expect the consultant to: 
    • Provide a comprehensive methodology on the consultant’s approach to this assignment, including a detailed breakdown of tasks, timelines and costs; 
    • Utilize available reports pertaining to this sector from government, industry associations, the university and other jurisdictions; 
    • Complete extensive consultation to ensure that the entrepreneur profile is comprehensive and accurate. 
    • Provide a data analysis report of key findings
    Request for Proposals

    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal outlining their qualifications by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.  

    To view the 2008 survey referenced in the RFP click here


  • 27 Oct 2017 12:58 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    ST. JOHN’S, OCT. 26, 2017 – One of only 17 women named to Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs of 2017, was honoured tonight with the pinnacle award at the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) 20th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

    Patsy Tremblett-Di Nillo, President & CEO, Prima Information Solutions Inc. in St. John’s, took home the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award at NLOWE’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on October 26th, held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. In 1995, her entrepreneurial spirit, together with her determination and drive, led her to establish Prima. From its small beginnings, Tremblett-Di Nillo has grown Prima to become a leading expert in the field of Records and Information Management in Canada. Reflecting on her success, Tremblett-Di Nillo attributes it to always going with her gut. “I don’t know how long I would have remained in business without trusting my instincts and having an amazing team supporting me.”

    The award recognizes a long-time entrepreneur who has made a significant impact on the economy, and whose success is an inspiration for other women in business. The Entrepreneurial Excellence Award is sponsored by RBC - Royal Bank. “Winning this award is an honour and I am very humbled by it,” says Tremblett-Di Nillo. “I know many of the people that have received this award and they are all amazing women.” Tremblett-Di Nillo was one of nine women business owners honoured at the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

    Taking home the Young Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by College of the North Atlantic, was Krystal Hobbs, owner of Reflective Marketing. Her advice for other young entrepreneurs is, “bet on yourself.” Hobbs notes, “as a young person you’ll get a lot of people that want to give you advice, and you should listen, but ultimately you have to trust your instincts and do what you want to do.”

    Alicia MacDonald and Sonja Mills, co-owners of Port Rexton Brewing Company in Port Rexton, were awarded the Trailblazer Award, sponsored by Cox & Palmer. The award recognizes an entrepreneur who owns and operates a business that has excelled in a non-traditional industry for women-owned businesses or successfully established a business in an industry uncommon to the area in which it operates. “It is very exciting to be recognized as a trailblazer in this industry here in Newfoundland,” says Mills upon learning they would be receiving this award, “as women blazing the trail for a traditionally, male-dominated industry.” MacDonald added, “I hope this inspires more women to do something in this or any other male-dominated industry.”

    The winner of the Trendsetter Award, sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada, was Kim Paddon, owner of Whink Inc. and Sparkes Design in St. John’s. The Trendsetter Award recognizes an entrepreneur whose successful business employs innovation and original thinking in both its operational and promotional activities, standing out from others in its industry for setting trends and turning traditional ideas on their heads. “Standing out from everyone else is key to having a successful business,” says Paddon. “Receiving the Trendsetter award truly means I am making a mark and I am doing things differently.”

    Sarah Parker Charles and Nancy Shepherd Bragg, partners and interior designers at Carvel & Helm Interior Design Inc. in St. John’s, won the Momentum Award, sponsored by Husky Energy. The Momentum Award recognizes an entrepreneur who has demonstrated significant growth and/or growth potential within a one- to three-year time span, having built a business that is adaptable and apt to successfully leverage opportunities for continued growth. “Winning this award is incredibly meaningful and a welcome reminder that we have accomplished a lot in two and a half years,” says Shepherd Bragg. Parker Charles adds, “to be recognized for our potential for future growth is very motivating because we’re not done yet!”

    The Economic Impact Award, sponsored by Hebron Project, was awarded to Deborah Bourden and Wilma Hartmann, owners and operators of Anchor Inn Hotel & Suites in Twillingate. The Economic Impact Award recognizes an entrepreneur whose business has significantly impacted the local economy, improving the economic position of the community in which it operates by employing local resources, stimulating growth and contributing to sustainable community development. Bourden and Hartmann have made their community a key aspect of promoting their business. “We believe being ambassadors for the destination first will pay dividends to our business as well as the community, so that has been where we have focused ourefforts,” says Hartmann. Bourden agrees, “a rising tide lifts all boats, so we continue to look at projects that help not only our business but the industry here in Twillingate and area.”

    “For two decades NLOWE has been honouring the outstanding women business owners of Newfoundland and Labrador through our Entrepreneur of the Year Awards,” says Hilda Broomfield-Letemplier, president of NLOWE’s Board of Directors, “and this year is no different. This evening’s winners are helping create a stronger and more diverse business landscape in this province and we are happy to celebrate them and their contributions.”

    The awards gala was attended by over 200 people including the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Deputy Government House Leader and Susan Drodge, Director of Policy, Economics, and Communications for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) as well as other government representatives, members of the business community and industry professionals from across the province.

    In addition to the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsors listed above, gala sponsors include, Decor Sponsors, MAKEvents Creative Planning Inc. and Moments by Martha.

    NLOWE has been handing out Entrepreneur of the Year Awards since 1998. Over 100 nominations were received this year and in the past, winners have gone on to win national accolades. More details about the awards, the selection process, and previous award winners are available at www.nlowe.org/awards.

    NLOWE is the only provincial organization that is dedicated exclusively to the support of women in business, offering a provincial network of community partners and women business owners as well as training, resources and opportunities to help women develop and grow their businesses. NLOWE provides services to women in business thanks to ACOA, Status of Women Canada, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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    For more information, contact:
    Julieanne Reddy, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Phone: 709.754.5455
    Cell: 709.640.3691
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: jreddy@nlowe.org



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