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  • 17 Jun 2015 9:23 AM | Anonymous

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is a provincial non-profit organization whose mandate is to provide programs and services that connect and support women in Newfoundland and Labrador to start, grow and advance their businesses.

    NLOWE is currently seeking submissions from qualified individuals and businesses for inclusion in the 2015-2016 NLOWE Trainers’ List.  Training may be delivered in-person or virtually, and include large group and small group (less than 10 participants) format.

    Training topics must be at the intermediate or advanced level and MUST be related to business growth.  Areas may include but are not limited to:

    ·                     Accounting and Finance

    ·                     Business Communications

    ·                     Business Planning

    ·                     Human Resources

    ·                     Leadership

    ·                     Marketing

    ·                     Sales and Customer Service

    ·                     Social Media

    ·                     Strategic Planning

    ·                     Succession Planning

    Inclusion on NLOWE’s 2015-2016 Trainer’s list does not guarantee that applicants will be engaged to deliver training. Training events offered by NLOWE are based on the needs of the business owners.  The trainers’ list will be the primary method of engaging trainers; however the organization reserves the right to solicit proposals from outside the list if a suitable trainer is unavailable. Priority will be given to members of NLOWE.

    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal outlining their qualifications, relevant experience, and description of training and associated costs, by the deadline of July 27, 2015.

    Instructions for Submission

    1.   Proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015.

    2.   Proposals should be submitted electronically to:

          2015-2016 NLOWE Trainers’ List
          Kristy Martell, COO
          Email: kmartell@nlowe.org

    3.   A confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent to each applicant.

    4.   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.

    5.   Selection of submission(s) for the 2015-2016 trainers’ list will be based on the experience and qualifications of the trainer, the relevance of their proposed training session(s), and cost. NLOWE reserves the right to make the final selection.

    6.   The trainers’ list will be developed by NLOWE and successful applicants notified no l later than August 27, 2015.

  • 04 Jun 2015 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    NLOWE announced the new Supplier Diversity NL initiative that will provide opportunities and benefits for both corporations and women-owned business within the province.

    Supplier Diversity is a business program that encourages the use of diverse-owned vendors, including women-owned businesses, as suppliers to corporations and governments.

    “At Supplier Diversity NL, we’re committed to a bold new vision of connections,” said Paula Sheppard, Chief Executive Officer, NLOWE. “Our goal is to diversify the pool of suppliers that enterprises choose from, and encourage more women-owned businesses to put themselves forward for large contracts. The talent and skill is there.”

    A relatively new concept in Canada, Supplier Diversity programs can be a powerful tool to help enterprises and women-owned businesses alike explore new opportunities for revenue growth. “Supplier Diversity NL will aim to educate both from the corporate side as well as the women-owned business side, in order to promote the effectiveness of supplier diversity programs to both parties,” said Ms. Sheppard, Chief Executive Officer, NLOWE.  

    Within Newfoundland and Labrador, many large projects such as Hebron and White Rose Extension have government mandated diversity initiatives in their benefits agreements for the projects.  Additionally there will be increased potential for more opportunities as a result of projected future oil & gas and mining developments on the horizon. Supplier Diversity NL will assist in initiating mutually beneficial connections between corporations and women-owned businesses that may not have happened otherwise.  Now is the time to access opportunities in a broad range of industries including oil and gas, mining, and energy.

    For more information, visit www.supplierdiversitynl.com.

  • 11 May 2015 10:15 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

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

    Business Start-up Advisor (Labrador)

    One full-time position in the Labrador Region (economic zones 1-5)

    The successful candidate will provide guidance and direction to women interested in starting a business. Responsibilities include business advising, documentation and reporting, community capacity building and the development and delivery of information sessions, business skills development workshops and networking events. Knowledge of exporting and supplier diversity would be considered an asset.

    The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in business administration/commerce with at least two years experience in client assessment, case management, and business plan development. She must also be comfortable with group presentations and have strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of business start-up programs and experience with the operation of small-to-medium-sized enterprises is desirable.

    This position requires regular travel.  A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

    Deadline to apply is Friday, July 3, 2015.

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

    Kristy Martell, Chief Operating Officer
    2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza II
    84-86 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. John’s, NL A1A 1W7
    Fax: 709.754.7016
    Email: kmartell@nlowe.org

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

  • 26 Feb 2015 12:00 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    NLOWE is now accepting entries for The Pitch, a competition that will award the participant with the most well-honed and professional business pitch.
    Women business owners are invited to submit 30 second video pitches, which will be judged on both content and presentation. Don’t worry about the video quality, just take centre stage and be sure your pitch can be heard. Click here for more information.

    You could win an iPad mini or a NLOWE membership for a year.

    Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

  • 08 Dec 2014 9:31 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    NLOWE is currently recruiting a qualified woman for the following position:

    Business Growth Advisor (Avalon)
    Maternity Replacement (January 2015 - January 2016)

    The successful candidate will be proactive in establishing and building relationships with women business owners and assisting them to grow their businesses. She will complete business diagnostic assessments and make recommendations to enhance operational performance and capacity for growth, as well as identify resources and programs to help women business owners meet and exceed their business objectives. She will identify professional skills development opportunities for clients and in some instances, develop and deliver such training.

    The ideal candidates will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in business administration/commerce; at least five years of significant experience in business analysis/diagnostics; and in-depth experience with business plan development. Having well-established business networks and knowledge of high-growth sectors, exporting and innovation and various business assistance programs is an asset.

    This position requires regular travel. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.

    Deadline to apply – Friday, December 19, 2014

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

    Kristy Martell, Assistant Director
    2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza II
    84-86 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. John’s, NL A1A 1W7
    Fax: 709.754.7016
    Email: kmartell@nlowe.org

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

  • 01 Dec 2014 8:48 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    NLOWE is currently recruiting a qualified woman for the following position:

    Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    Maternity Replacement (January 2015 - February 2016)
    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 newsletters, brochures and advertising; and the coordination of projects including event sponsorships and NLOWE’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

    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 blogging 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.

    Deadline to apply – Friday, December 12, 2014

    To apply, please forward a resume and three references to:
    Kristy Martell, Chief Operating Officer
    2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza II
    84-86 Elizabeth Avenue
    St. John’s, NL A1A 1W7
    Fax: 709.754.7016
    Email: kmartell@nlowe.org

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

  • 21 Oct 2014 10:29 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    Virtual Holiday Showcase Presented by NLOWE Wreath
    Are you a member or client of NLOWE who is also a retailer, artist, or craftsperson?

    Do you have a website or Facebook page where customers can view your products?

    Can customers purchase your products either online or by phone?

    Then apply to have your business listed on 
    NLOWE's Virtual Holiday Showcase!

    NLOWE is compiling a list of retailers to be featured on our website during the months of November and December.

    Each participant will have her store/website information listed on the Holiday Showcase webpage. Participants will also be permitted to submit information about one product or line of products, which will be featured on NLOWE's Facebook page during November or December, in order to promote her participation in the Virtual Holiday Showcase.

    If you would like to participate in the Virtual Holiday Showcase and submit one of your products please fill out the Application Form along with a high-resolution picture of the product and your business' logo and email to jreddy@nlowe.org by Friday, October 31.

    For more information, contact Julieanne Reddy at: 709.754.5555 ext. 232 (1.888.NLOWE.11) or jreddy@nlowe.org

  • 09 Oct 2014 9:24 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    Call for Writers

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is currently seeking a qualified freelance writer to aid in the completion of its annual publication, The NLOWE Advisor to be published April 2015.

    The primary objective of The NLOWE Advisor is to engage, inform and be a key resource for our target audience of women entrepreneurs. The publication will highlight topics that are important to women in business and include profiles of our members. There will be 3000 copies (first run) printed and will be circulated locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Scope of Work

    The freelance writer will assist the Publication Committee by:

    1. Transcription, writing and editing.
    • Publication content will be provided to the freelance writer at various levels of completion; the freelance writer will be responsible for transcription and editing for continuity.
    1. Developing a series of five (5) Regional Profiles of NLOWE members and their businesses.

    The scope of the freelance writer’s involvement will be:

    • To set up interviews in person or by telephone with members who have been identified by NLOWE as appropriate subjects for a Regional Profile;
    • To conduct in-depth interviews with each subject either in person or by telephone to learn about their entrepreneurial history, i.e. how, why, where and when each subject got into business, who she has been inspired by, what her qualifications are, what challenges she has faced and how she has overcome them, what her individual and unique struggles have been, etc.
    • To learn, through the interview process about the development of each subject’s business including products or services sold or offered, number of employees, future goals, etc.
    • To discover through the interview process how NLOWE has been of assistance in each subject’s entrepreneurial journey.
    • To incorporate into each Regional Profile a character profile, i.e. what skills she possesses that contribute to her success, why being an entrepreneur is satisfying or worthwhile, etc.
    • To conduct research where appropriate to develop a well-rounded Regional Profile with an emphasis on leaders, innovators and achievers.
    • To ensure the accuracy of stated facts, including that provided by the interviewee, through appropriate research and/or fact checking;
    • Where appropriate and where possible, the freelance writer may be asked to take interesting and engaging photos of the interview subjects, arrange for the subject to submit photos to NLOWE, or subcontract photographers to take photos.

    All completed Regional Profiles, purchased photographs and original recorded interviews will remain the property of NLOWE and may not be used for purposes other than that specified herein without permission.

    Time frame

    All work must be completed and submitted to NLOWE by January 14, 2014.

    Interested parties are asked to submit a proposal outlining their qualifications by November 5, 2014

    Professional photography experience would be considered an asset.

    Please ensure the proposal includes the following information:

    • Resume outlining your qualifications and experience in this area
    • Three recent references
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver
    • Samples of related work
    • Associated costs

    Instructions for Submission

    Proposals must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.


    Email your submission to: 

    Kristy Martell

    Chief Operating Office, NLOWE



    1. 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.
    2. NLOWE staff will work with the successful applicant to organize content management and timelines.
    3. Selection of submission(s) will be based on the experience and qualifications of the writer, the quality of their work, their ability to deliver on time, and cost to the organization. NLOWE reserves the right to make the final selection.
    4. A decision will be made by NLOWE and the successful applicant notified no later than November 14 2014.
    5. Questions on submission guidelines should be directed to Kristy Martell, Chief Operating Officer, 709.754.5555 ext. 223 or kmartell@nlowe.org.

  • 08 Oct 2014 2:11 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    Get in on the conversartion. You are invited to participate in a discussion group to share your experiences with NLOWE in order to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our members, clients, and the women entrepreneurs of Newfoundland and Labrador well into the future. Upcoming sessions in St. John's, Clarenville, Twillingate, Grand Falls, Bonavista, Marystown, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Labrador City. Each session will run approximately 2 to 2-half hours in length, with an opportunity to network. a meal will be provided. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Melissa Field, Outreach Coordinator at mfield@nlowe.org or 1-888-NLOWE-11 extension 224.

  • 19 Aug 2014 12:11 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    If you are interested in attending either of the conferences listed below with a NLOWE delegation, please contact: Deborah Youden, Export Consultant at 709-754-5555 ext. 230 or dyouden@nlowe.org


    Please note that a travel stipend may be available through the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development to those who qualify.



    WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker: Keys to Accelerate

    September 23, 2014 starting at 7:30am

    Allstream Centre, 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, Ontario


    Tickets from $295 

    Register Today!



    Now in its 6th year this dynamic one day event brings together some of Canada's top women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in supplier diversity, with a focus on facilitating valuable on-going relationships and doing business. Don't miss your opportunity to get involved and gain the benefits of supplier diversity in your organization.

    Approximately 275 delegates, including procurement and supplier diversity managers from major corporations in Fortune 500 across North America will be in attendance.



    A Canadian non-profit led by corporate members, WBE Canada certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. WBE Canada connects our women owned business enterprises (WBEs) with the growing global demand from both the public and private sectors, who are seeking the many benefits of working with diverse and innovative suppliers. In addition to certification, WBE Canada delivers mentoring, training, tools and best practices and in-depth programs for women's enterprises to build capacity, to bid successfully on procurement contracts, and to maintain a competitive advantage in their specific market - thereby facilitating sustainable economic growth.




    WEConnect International in Canada Annual Conference

    In partnership with Reséau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec

    Join us on September 30 and October 1 in Montreal Canada

    September 30 at the OMNI hotel, Montreal  |  October 1 at the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, Montreal  


    Major multinational corporations are looking to connect and buy from Canadian women-owned businesses. Corporate members of WEConnect International buy over $700 billion in products and services annually. These large firms are actively looking to do businesses with women owned companies.  


    WEConnect International in Canada provides the only globally recognized certification available in Canada for women-owned businesses. WEConnect International is the international partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) of the USA, the world's leading certification body for businesses owned by women.    


    This event is organized in partnership with Reséau de Femmes d'affaires du Québec, the largest commercial women's business network in Canada. 


    At this 2-day conference you will: 


    LEARN why large multinational corporations are actively seeking to do business with women-owned companies in Canada through supplier diversity programs and how Canadian women business owners are successfully doing business with large corporations 


    DISCOVER why certification as a women-owned business can be critically important to selling to large multinational companies 


    MEET Decision-makers and representatives of major multinational corporations and the women business owners successfully doing business with WEConnect International certification


    TAKE AWAY Connections, expertise, and knowledge from a global network of women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, and government officials.  


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