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  • 07 Dec 2011 1:45 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    Click here to download a copy of the December 2011 issue of NewsLink.
  • 08 Nov 2011 10:14 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    The Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth has released a report calling for governments at all levels to do more to support Canadian women entrepreneurs. 
    Women-led businesses in Canada represent a huge economic opportunity for our country. Majority women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises represent over $117 billion per annum of economic activity in Canada. Yet, majority women-owned firms fail to grow as quickly as firms led by men.  These differences are reflected in Canadian productivity and competitiveness.
    Describing it as an essential strategy for sustained economic growth for the country, the report projects that a 20 percent increase in total revenues among majority female-owned enterprises will contribute an additional $2 billion per annum to the Canadian economy.
    The report outlines the need for a concerted effort to mobilize this underdeveloped segment of the Canadian economy through a five-point strategy.

    Recommendations include:

    1. Create a national women-focused economic development strategy.
    2. Create business stimulation programs to develop foreign trade.
    3. Create and implement measureable supplier diversity procurement objectives for all federal agencies and departments.
    4. Enhance women’s financial literacy and awareness of gender influences in firm capitalization through training and other incentives.
    5. Increase the adoption of technology in women-led firms through training and other incentives.

    To learn more about the Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth or download the Taskforce report, we invite you to visit: http://sites.telfer.uOttawa.ca/womensenterprise/
    (cliquez ici pour obtenir des informations en français)

    Barbara Orser
    Chair, Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth
    Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprise
    University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management

  • 04 Nov 2011 11:16 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The November issue of NewsLink is now available.

    Click here to download.
  • 12 Oct 2011 2:05 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    NLOWE will be leading a group of businesswomen from Newfoundland and Labrador to participate in business meetings in Deerfield, FL, from Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

    This trade mission is in consultation with the Women's Business Development Council of Florida. Territories covered by this organization include Florida (except the Panhandle), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Opportunities will include meeting with other women business owners and corporate buyers as well as specific training, focused networking and a business fair.

    The deadline for applications from women business owners is Friday, Oct. 21.

    Download an application form or for more information, contact:

    Deborah Youden
    Export Consultant
    Phone: 709.754.5555 ext. 230
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: dyouden@nlowe.org
  • 22 Sep 2011 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Request for Proposals




    In an effort to provide established and aspiring women entrepreneurs with access to quality skills development opportunities regardless of geographic location, the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is launching a one-on-one training initiative for business women in Southern Labrador.  The training will consist of one-on-one Simply Accounting training that will increase the business development and management skills of participants.


    The successful applicant will be required to travel to Southern Labrador and train five (5) business women on computerized accounting, in particular Simply Accounting software and proper filing systems. One-on-one in-person training will be delivered over a two week period. The training will require the following:

    • Pre-training phone call with each participant to determine specific individual training needs (5hrs).   
    • Travel to Southern Labrador, i.e. Port Hope Simpson, Lodge Bay, Mary's Harbour, Red Bay, or L'Anse au Loup.
    • 75hrs of training time (15hrs, two days per participant)
    • One hour 'follow-up' via phone/email for questions on Simply Accounting. (5hrs)


    While the expertise of the applicant and the quality of work produced will be important in the selection process, NLOWE is a non-profit organization with limited resources, and as such, cost will also be an important consideration.


    Following the delivery of this training, there are plans to organize future, topic-specific training at a variety of skill levels including intermediate and advanced.  The successful applicant should also indicate their ability to facilitate future training on a go-forward basis.


    Training MUST be completed by November 30, 2011.


    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal outlining their qualifications, experience, samples of previous, related work, their ability to deliver, proposed timelines, and associated costs by the proposal deadline of October 5, 2011.


    Please ensure the proposal includes the following information:

    • Resume outlining your qualifications and experience in this area
    • Three recent references
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver
    • Associated costs (if any)




    Instructions for Submission


    Proposals must be received by 12:00pm noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.


    Fax, mail, email or deliver your submission to:


    Kristy Hoddinott

    Assistant Director, NLOWE

    2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza II

    84-86 Elizabeth Avenue

    At. John's, NL A1A 1W7

    Fax: 709.754.7016



    1. A confirmation of receipt of submission will be sent to each applicant.
    2. By submitting an application 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.
    3. All curriculum and realted materials produced become the property of NLOWE, including all electronic files and materials
    4. NLOWE staff will work with the successful applicant to organize training logistics.
    5. Selection of submission(s) will be based on the experience and qualifications of the trainer, the quality of their work and cost to the organization. NLOWE reserves the right to make the final selection.
    6. A decision will be made by NLOWE and the successful applicant notified no leater than October 31, 2011.
    7. Questions on submission guidelines should be directed to Kristy Hoddinott, Assistant Director, 709.754.5555/khoddinott@nlowe.org.
  • 07 Sep 2011 2:05 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The latest issue of NewsLink, NLOWE's monthly newsletter, is now available.

    Click here for details.
  • 31 Aug 2011 10:14 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    NLOWE is currently recruiting participants from women-owned businesses to join a delegation that will take part in WEConnect Canada's 2011 Annual Conference, "Opening Doors," Nov. 7-8 in Toronto.

    Eligible companies will receive pre-conference training and may qualify to have up to 50 per cent of registration and travel costs covered.

    Click here to learn more.
  • 25 Aug 2011 8:27 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The Dept. of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development is investing $320,000 in a new NLOWE program called Business Connections that will connect women-owned businesses with the opportunities in emerging growth industries. Minister Susan Sullivan made the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at BrenKir Industrial Supply Ltd. in Mount Pearl.

    Read more here.
  • 08 Aug 2011 2:55 PM | Anonymous
    NLOWE is pleased to now offer its corporate members the opportunity to be profiled in NewsLink, our monthly newsletter.

    Corporate Member Focus allows member corporations, which typically hold an associate or non-voting membership, the opportunity to explain why they are associated with NLOWE, what services they offer to women in business, and what opportunities are available for women business owners as potential clients.

    Corporate Member Focus will run once a quarter in our newsletter as demand permits.

    Regular voting members (women business owners) may continue to be profiled as part of our regular Spotlight feature.

    Download a Corporate Member Focus form or contact:

    Susan White
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 709.754.5555 ext. 232
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: swhite@nlowe.org
  • 02 Aug 2011 2:12 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The latest issue of NewsLink is now available! Click here to download the August 2011 issue.

    Features this month include:
    • a story detailing participants' experiences during our trade mission to Las Vegas;
    • the debut of our new feature, Corporate Member Focus;
    • and a new spotlight, Nancy Rogers.
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