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  • 15 Jul 2021 10:00 AM | Gail Woodfine (Administrator)

    Moving Women Online 2!

    If you are an English or French speaking woman business owner living in NL or NB and think this is an opportunity to help you and your business, please complete the Expression of Interest below.

    Covid-19 has changed how business is done in Atlantic Canada and around the world. In 2020 ACWGP offered the Moving Women Online program to assist women business owners in Atlantic Canada take the leap and move their businesses online. Due to the tremendous success of that program and the ongoing need for women business owners to move their businesses to an online eCommerce platform we are pleased to be offering this program once again! 

    This program will be delivered virtually and is available to anglophone and francophone women business owners in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

    Delivered through a combination of small group training and individual hands-on technical support women business owners will be guided through the process of:

    • Implementation of the website and integration of an eCommerce platform - WIX (French cohort) or WordPress (English cohort)
    • Training on the new WIX or WordPress platform to gain skills and knowledge to edit and maintain the website/ecommerce platform.

    Training and professional fees are covered for the basic website and eCommerce platform.

    Complete the Expression of Interest:

    Please click on the link below to complete the form in either English or French.

    Download Resources:

    For More Information Contact:

    Sarah Thompson, Project Manager, ACWGPP

    sthompson@nlowe.org 

    (709) 754-5455

    Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter:

    Isabelle Arseneau, Coordonnatrice de projet – PCFCA

    isabelle.arseneau@wbnb-fanb.ca 

    (506) 548-1024




  • 30 Jun 2021 1:51 PM | Gail Woodfine (Administrator)

    The deadline for submission is now closed. NLOWE would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal. RFP seeking a graphic designer to create a logo that is representative/inclusive of all Indigenous cultures in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Sarah Thompson, sthompson@nlowe.org - Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership Project Manager 

  • 03 May 2021 11:35 AM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)

    The deadline for submission is now closed. NLOWE would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal.

  • 03 May 2021 11:24 AM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)
    The deadline for submission is now closed. NLOWE would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal.
  • 30 Apr 2021 1:58 PM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)

    Founded in 1997, The Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) has been supporting and encouraging women entrepreneurs for more than two decades. NLOWE’s mandate is simple… provide programs and services that connect and support women within Newfoundland and Labrador to start, grow and advance their businesses.

    NLOWE currently has an opening for a Capacity Building Coordinator.  Reporting to the Director of Administration and Special Projects, the coordinator is primarily responsible for developing and implementing stakeholder relations strategies as well as developing diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Relationship building will be a key component of this role, with emphasis on research and understanding of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in NL.  

    The coordinator will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, aiding with virtual event management, researching and writing briefing notes for senior management, and assisting the CEO with communications initiatives designed to raise awareness of challenges for women entrepreneurs.

    Working with external consultants and the management team, the coordinator will also be responsible for facilitating an operations review of programming, assisting with funding proposal development, and coordinating in-house professional development opportunities.  

    2022 will mark NLOWE’s 25th Year. As such, the Capacity Building Coordinator will also play a key role in development and management of celebratory events and recognition throughout the coming year.  

    Experience:

    • Business degree or equivalent education combined with experience
    • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Exceptional attention to detail 
    • Able to constructively work under pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines
    • Able to maintain and promote social, ethical, and organizational standards in conducting internal and external business activities
    • Demonstrated ability to build solid, effective working relationships with others
    • Experience working with underrepresented groups in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
    • Experience in the development and roll out of programs and training materials
    • 1 – 3 years experience working in communications in either a government or private sector setting
    • Experience with virtual event management and delivery an asset

    This position is full time, 35 hours per week and is located at our St. John’s Office. Occasional evening work is required. Some travel in Newfoundland and Labrador may be required.

    NLOWE offers a competitive compensation package with medical benefits and generous annual leave. The project term will be approximately two years in duration concluding on February 28th, 2023.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please email Judy Raske, at jraske@nlowe.org. Please include your resume and 3 references.

    Download the Job Ad Here.

    We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.


  • 09 Apr 2021 8:43 AM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)

    ST. JOHN’S, April 9, 2021 – Now in its 24th 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.

    Only a few days remain to register for the NLOWE 2021 Annual Conference, taking place virtually April 13-29. This year’s conference format will consist of one 60-minute session a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays over the course of the three-week period.

    When planning the lineup of speakers and topics for our annual conference, NLOWE ensures that presentations are relevant to the challenges facing women entrepreneurs today, as well as industry trends in our province. We are pleased to welcome Arlene Dickinson, General Partner of District Ventures Capital, CEO of Venture Communications, and Dragon’s Den judge, as the Opening Keynote at NLOWE’s 2021 virtual conference on Tuesday, April 13.

    “Although it has been a challenging year for businesses in our province and across the country, women entrepreneurs continue to break down barriers, work through challenges, and change the business landscape,” says Margaret Budgell, President of NLOWE’s Board of Directors. “NLOWE is thrilled to host some of these incredible women in business to offer our members and clients tools, strategies, and support they need to grow their businesses and be successful.”

    Opening Keynote speaker Arlene Dickinson is one of Canada’s most high-profile businesswomen. She emphatically believes that anyone can be an entrepreneur, and in her keynote, she will distill a lifetime of experience to reveal everything you need to know – and do – to start, run, and to grow a great business. Her infectious belief in the entrepreneurial spirit reminds us of the major contributions Canadians have made to international business and the entrepreneurial tradition.

    Our Closing Keynote will feature Charlene Brophy. Charlene is the President and CEO of Fonemed, an international telemedicine company. Charlene brought her hands-on knowledge of our health care system into developing countries and communities that otherwise would not have access to medical care. Today, Fonemed has more than 250 employees in Newfoundland and Labrador alone, with many more in the US and several international health contact centres. Charlene will conclude the conference on Thursday, April 29 by discussing lessons learned in managing business growth during a pandemic.

    “NLOWE’s Annual Conference is one of the highlights for staff and membership alike. Learning together, networking and making new contacts, and supporting one another on our business ventures is what this conference is all about,” says Jennifer Bessell, Chief Executive Officer with NLOWE. “We are confident that our workshop offerings have something for everyone, from big business to the solopreneur. And of course, the two remarkable women keynotes, Arlene Dickinson and Charlene Brophy, have engaging and inspirational stories to tell.”

    Other sessions include: “How to Beat Impostor Syndrome and Build Self-Confidence to Achieve Extraordinary Success” with Judit Lovas, Judit Lovas Coaching and Consulting (April 14); “Marketing Your Business on Instagram in 2021” with Olivia Crane, Amplified Social (April 15); “Entrepreneurship in the Online World” with Kristen O’Keefe, Chislett Whitten Law (April 20); “10 Ways to Create Time for Wellness in Your Busy Day” with Alison Butler, Alison Butler Consulting (April 21); “Facebook Lead Ads: Capture and convert more clients” with Krystal Hobbs, Reflective Marketing (April 22); “Intertwined Success: The process of customer journey mapping and how helping your customers succeed will help you succeed” with Mandy Woodland, Jellyfish (April 27); and “What Can Strengths-Based Leadership Do for Your Business?” with Andrea Dawe Keating, Andrea Dawe Keating Strengths-Based Consulting (April 28).

    “Women entrepreneurs have made impressive gains in communities across the country and we must keep that momentum going. A diverse and competitive economy results from equal opportunity and participation,” says Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA. “By supporting initiatives like NLOWE’s annual conference, we are helping women gain the knowledge, networks and expertise they need to grow their businesses and boost the economy further.”

    The conference will also feature two bonus networking events on April 22 and April 29, which are free to conference registrants. NLOWE’s Annual Conference is made possible in part by its sponsors: Opening Keynote Sponsor, Business Development Bank of Canada and Workshop Sponsors, Fonemed, CBDC, and Husky.

    Full-access passes are available, as well as the option to attend individual workshops and keynotes. This program schedule is an effort to avoid zoom fatigue, and to allow flexibility if unable to attend the full conference. Registration and full conference details about the program, presenters, and a full list of sponsors is available at www.nlowe.org/Conference.

    NLOWE’s Annual Conference is made possible in part by its sponsors: Opening Keynote Sponsor, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC); Workshop Sponsors, CBDC, Husky, and Fonemed.

    NLOWE is pleased to offer services to women in business in Newfoundland and Labrador thanks to the financial support of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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    For more information, contact:

    Jennifer Brown

    Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    NLOWE

    C: 709.631.3691

    E: jbrown@nlowe.org

    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11


  • 18 Mar 2021 8:24 AM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)




    We are thrilled to announce NLOWE's 2021 Annual Conference. This year's agenda includes two inspiring keynotes, seven engaging workshops, and two bonus networking events held across three weeks, April 13 - 29.




    Week 1

    Tuesday, April 13 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Opening Keynote

    Lessons from the Den: Succeeding at Business and Being an Entrepreneur

    Arlene Dickinson

    General Partner, District Ventures Capital

    CEO, Venture Communications



    Wednesday, April 14 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Workshop

    How to Beat Impostor Syndrome and Build Self-Confidence to Achieve Extraordinary Success

    Judit Lovas

    Judit Lovas Coaching and Consulting




    Thursday, April 15 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Workshop

    Marketing Your Business on Instagram in 2021

    Olivia Crane 

    Amplified Social




    Week 2

    Tuesday, April 20 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Workshop

    Entrepreneurship in the Online World: A legal perspective

    Kristen O'Keefe

    Chislett Whitten Law





    Wednesday, April 21 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Workshop

    10 Ways to Create Time for Wellness in Your Busy Day

    Alison Butler

    Alison Butler Consulting




    Thursday, April 22 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Workshop

    Facebook Lead Ads: Capture and convert more clients

    Krystal Hobbs

    Reflective Marketing




    Week 3

    Tuesday, April 27 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Workshop

    Intertwined Success: The process of customer journey mapping and how helping your customers succeed will help you succeed

    Mandy Woodland

     Jellyfish





    Wednesday, April 28 | 10 AM (NDT)




    Workshop

    What Can Strengths-Based Leadership Do for Your Business?

    Andrea Dawe Keating

    Andrea Dawe Keating Strengths-Based Consulting



    Thursday, April 29 | 10 AM (NDT)



    Closing Keynote

    Managing Business Growth in the Midst of a Pandemic

    Charlene Brophy

    President and CEO of FONEMED




    NLOWE 2021 Conference Format:

    This year’s conference will consist of one 60-minute session a day on the Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during April 13 - 29. Each session starts at 10:00 a.m. and will take place on the Zoom Video Conferencing Platform.

    Full-access passes are available, as well as the option to attend individual workshops and/or keynotes. If you are registered for at least one conference session, you will receive access to our two bonus networking events - April 22 & 29 at 11:00 a.m., directly following that morning's workshop. 

    This program schedule is an effort to avoid zoom fatigue, and to allow you to register for individual sessions if unable to attend the full conference.


    Cost:

    Full-Access Pass:

    NLOWE Members: $100 + HST

    Non-Members: $200 + HST


    Keynote Only:

    NLOWE Members: $25 + HST

    Non-Members: $50 + HST


    Workshop Only:

    NLOWE Members: $10 + HST

    Non-Members: $20 + HST


    This event is proudly supported by ACOA and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Thank you to our Opening Keynote Sponsor BDC and Workshop Sponsors FONEMED, CBDC, and Husky


    REGISTER FOR THE 

    NLOWE 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE.


    For more information about the NLOWE 2021 Annual Conference, please visit the Conference Section of our website. 


    For all other inquiries, please contact:

    Jennifer Brown

    Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    E: jbrown@nlowe.org


  • 22 Feb 2021 1:25 PM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)

    Small Business Pivot Plan Program

    NLOWE is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for a new strategic and operational planning-based program. This program is aimed to support women business owners in Newfoundland and Labrador clarify their business strategy and build an operational plan to pivot their efforts in light of COVID-19 and other current economic pressures.


    With this program, each participant will also receive a 1-hour in-depth consultation with
    Jess Chapman of Ethree and an NLOWE Business Advisor.

    Program Format
    • 6-week program offered between March – April 2021
    • Weekly 90-minute virtual sessions in a small group setting
    • Facilitated by Jess Chapman of Ethree Consulting in partnership with NLOWE

    Program Cost
    • NLOWE Members: $100 + HST
    • Non-Members: $200 + HST

    Expressions of Interest are now being accepted. A limited number of spaces are available. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m.

    Click here to Submit an EOI



  • 01 Feb 2021 3:30 PM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)

    NLOWE 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PRESENTERS


    There is only one provincial event each year focused specifically on women in business, and this is it!

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) 2021 Conference will take place virtually April 13 - 29, 2021.

    This year's virtual Conference will include two keynote presentations and seven workshops spread across three weeks. This event will virtually gather business owners, industry professionals, government representatives, and community partners to learn, network, and do business with each other.

    We are currently seeking submissions for the delivery of 60-minute virtual Conference sessions. NLOWE is seeking content for the following themes:

    • Business Management & Growth
    • Leadership & Communications
    • Branding, Marketing & Social Media
    • Productivity & Strategic Thinking
    • Work Life Balance & Wellness
    • Sales & Customer Service

    Those selected to speak will be chosen because of their ability to teach, challenge, and inspire attendees.

    NLOWE is looking for presenters who have command of subject matter and desire to create a memorable learning experience.

    Submitting Your Proposal

    Out attendees are looking for ideas, skills, and techniques to take back and put into practice right away. In your proposal, please share how you will engage the audience and three learning outcomes from your workshop.

    Your proposal should also include:

    • Title and description of the workshop that will be delivered
    • Workshop objectives
    • Experience and qualifications
    • Short bio and high-resolution headshot
    • Associated fees and costs

    Instructions for Submission

    • Submissions must be received by 4:30p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021; submitted electronically to jbrown@nlowe.org
    • Successful applicants will be notified no later than February 28, 2021.
    • Conference 2021 will consist of two virtual keynote presentations and seven virtual 1-hour workshops over the course of three weeks. Please indicate your workshop date preference(s) from the agenda below:


    Tips for Writing a Good Proposal
    • Remember your audience - what will help them grow and strengthen their businesses?
    • Help the selection committee understand why your session is the right fit for this event.
    • Don't be afraid to be bold and creative with your subject matter and delivery approach. 


    Download the Call for Presenters here.




  • 14 Jan 2021 3:03 PM | Jennifer Brown (Administrator)

    Request for Proposals

    Video Production Services


    NLOWE is pleased to invite qualified businesses to submit a proposal for professional services to assist in shooting, producing, and editing three (3) two-minute videos as part of NLOWE’s communication strategy. The primary objective of these videos is to highlight NLOWE, NLOWE’s membership, and NLOWE’s programs and services.


    Scope of Work

    1. Production

    Arrange necessary camera crew and equipment;

    Conduct and shoot short interviews with various NLOWE staff and NLOWE members, including:

    - Staff providing an overview of NLOWE and its offerings;

    - Members discussing their entrepreneurial history and the benefits of membership;

    - How NLOWE has been of assistance in the entrepreneurial journey as a key theme; 

    Some travel may be required.


    2. Post Production

    Collect footage, digitize, create shot-list and edit into three (3) two-minute finished videos with titles, graphics, and music;

    Create and provide audio files or transcription of each video;

    Send a rough cut of each video to NLOWE for review, comments and approval before delivery;

    Purchase supplies, music right, and graphics as necessary

    Deliver finished videos on a flash drive or shared drive or folder online at full resolution.


    All original recorded interviews/video, purchased supplies, music rights and graphics will remain the property of NLOWE and may not be used for purposes other than that specified herein without permission.


    Timeline & Reporting Requirements


    RFP Submission Requirements

    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal by 4:30p.m., January 25, 2021.

    Please ensure the proposal includes the following information:

    1. Description of the qualifications of the firm in relation to this project and why your organization would be well suited to provide the required services;
    2. Identification of team members, including their role and summary of experience with similar projects;
    3. Proposed project schedule;
    4. Work plan outlining the approach to be used, including tasks required of NLOWE staff;
    5. Detailed fee/expense schedule;
    6. Name and contact information for three (3) references which would support the work to be completed;
    7. Any special features, abilities or add-ons offered; and
    8. One digital copy of the proposal submitted in PDF format


    Email your submission to:

    Jennifer Brown, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    E: jbrown@nlowe.org


    1. By submitting a proposal for consideration, it is understood that you may be contacted by NLOWE for follow-up and more information on your submission, however; only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
    2. Selection of submission(s) will be based on the evaluation criteria, as stated. NLOWE reserves the right to make the final selection.
    3. A decision will be made by NLOWE and the successful applicant will be notified no later than February 1, 2021.
    4. Questions on submission guidelines should be directed to Jennifer Brown at jbrown@nlowe.org.


    Evaluation Criteria

    The following criteria and rating will be used to review and select a proposal submission:

    Relevant knowledge, experience, and qualification of firm and team members (20).

    Proposed methodology and work plan to be used in the process (25).

    Understanding of the project and overall completeness of submission (25).

    Proposed project costs and fee schedule (25).


    Download the full RFP here.


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