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  • 29 Jul 2016 2:11 PM | Deleted user
    NLOWE will be taking a group of businesswomen from Newfoundland and Labrador to participate in business meetings and a conference in Orlando, Florida, September 21-23, 2016.

    The trade mission includes business to business pre-arranged matchmaker meetings and participation in the business development conference for women entrepreneurs, Go for the Greens. This is a boutique event offering business opportunities and support from a wide variety of organizations including Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), and Walt Disney. www.goforthegreens.org. The golf component is optional.

    The trade mission will be in consultation with a regional partner organization of WBENC, Women’s Business Development Council of Florida (WBDC), whose territory includes Florida (minus the panhandle), Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

    Join NLOWE’s Trade Mission to Orlando and start increasing your business with corporate America today!

    Deadline for applications from women business owners has been extended to Tuesday,  August 9, 2016.

    Download an application form here.

    For more information, contact:
    Deborah Youden
    Export Consultant
    Phone: 709.754.4272
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: dyouden@nlowe.org

  • 24 Jun 2016 10:03 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    NLOWE is currently recruiting qualified individuals for the following positions: 

  • 11 May 2016 9:50 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

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

    Business Start-up Advisor (Avalon)
    One full-time position in the Avalon Region (St. John’s & Surrounding Areas)

    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. They 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 – Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    To apply, please forward a cover letter, resume and three references to:
    Kristy Martell, Chief Operating Officer
    Email: kmartell@nlowe.org

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

    Download job ad here: Business Start-Up Advisor (Avalon)

  • 05 May 2016 2:10 PM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    NEWS RELEASE                             

    Representing your country abroad is an enormous honour and one that Natalie Austin, a self-taught metal smith from Carbonear will have later this month. As the sole representative from Canada, Natalie will attend the Craftswomen Summit in Tokyo, Japan as part of the G7 Summit May 18-19, 2016.

    Natalie is dedicated to the preservation of the Newfoundland cultural landscape. As owner of Natalie Jewellery (www.nataliejewellery.com), she creates fine handcrafted jewellery from reclaimed copper water pipes. Her products have Crafts of Character designation.  

    “No one really expects to get a call saying they have been nominated to go to Japan for the G7 as a representative for Canadian Craftswomen, I know I certainly didn’t, and I especially didn’t expect to be the one chosen.  Yet, somehow that is exactly what did happen,” says Natalie. 

    NLOWE (Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs) had the opportunity to put forth names of local artisans and crafters to the Canadian Business Women in International Trade Program (businesswomenintrade.gc.ca) at Global Affairs Canada for consideration for this opportunity and are delighted that Natalie was chosen.

    “We are thrilled that Natalie is not only representing Canada in Japan, but also the women-business owners in Newfoundland & Labrador. The crafters and artisans in this province are some of the best in the world; and Natalie, who is extremely talented and incredibly passionate about our provincial culture will be an outstanding representative,” says Paula Sheppard, CEO of NLOWE.

    “I think it speaks volumes about my body of work and my community involvement, something that as an artist you often downplay.   This will be the opportunity of a lifetime and a career changer, and I am ready for the challenge!” says Natalie.  

    The Commerce and Information Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is the lead on the initiative, and is supported by other quasi-government organizations, craft industry associations and Google Japan. Participating countries include: Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America, and the European Union.

    With a degree in Folklore and Vernacular Culture from Memorial University, Natalie’s interest in fine craft and material culture has led her to a career as an artisan.  “I come from a family of artisans and artists; from potters and painters to cooks and actors there was even a silver smith, it only makes sense that I became one myself.  I love to learn new techniques and work with my hands.”

    “Every piece of material I can upcycle is one less thing that ends up in a landfill. We are on an island; a beautiful island, and the less of that space we take with unnecessary waste, the better. I want to keep using the natural landscape as inspiration - every rugged shore and flowing wave is reflected in my designs. Through jewellery design, I am making my own small daily cultural and environmental contribution.”

    Natalie is also a Founder and Director of DozenOdd Galleries, a social enterprise In Carbonear representing the work of over 30 artists and artisans. She is looking forward to lending her voice the global conversation on women in craft.

    “I can only imagine what I will gain from meeting the Craftswomen from the other G7 nations, what it will mean to bring my work to the world stage, or what it will mean to be part of the global conversation on women in craft; but I welcome it all. I am incredibly honored and humbled to have been chosen be the representative for Canada at such a prestigious event.”


    For more information, contact:
    Kristy Martell, COO
    Phone:  709.754.4761
    Cell:  709.690.1734
    E-mail: kmartell@nlowe.org

    Download News Release

  • 10 Mar 2016 11:28 AM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    NLOWE is currently seeking submissions from members for the delivery of a 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop that will take place from 1:00-4:00pm on April 27, 2016 at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, St. John's.  

    Please see the attached Request for Information.

    Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016

    Please see for RFI questions and answers: RFI Q&A

  • 09 Mar 2016 9:53 AM | Deleted user

    The NLOWE Advisor

    is now a quarterly publication

    Now The NLOWE Advisor will bring you timely news and valuable business articles four times a year. This gives us more opportunities to spotlight you, our members. And, in addition to more advertising opportunities, members now have the option to share their unique experiences and expertise with a new feature, advertorials.

    NLOWE is now booking ads for the 2016 1st edition of The NLOWE Advisor, to be published in May. You can also take advantage of our four issue advertising bundle deal offered at a 15% discount compared to booking a single issue at a time.

    Space is limited, so don't miss the chance to advertise in NLOWE's official quarterly publication. The advertising rates are listed in the Rate Card below.  For more information, including a complete publication schedule, please refer to the 2016 Advertising Package.

    The NLOWE Advisor Rate Card 2016. Click link above for pdf version of this image.

    If you are interested in booking an ad please contact: 

    Julieanne Reddy, 
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator, NLOWE 

  • 02 Mar 2016 2:37 PM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is currently seeking a qualified Copy Editor to aid in the completion of its publication, The NLOWE Advisor, to be published quarterly in May, August, November and February.

    Please see the attached Request for Proposals.

    Deadline to submit if 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016.   

    Please see for RFP questions and answers: RFP Q&A

  • 01 Mar 2016 3:50 PM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) is currently seeking a qualified photographer to shoot and edit event photos for the 2016 Annual Conference to be held on April 27 & 28 at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, St. John’s, NL.

    Please see the attached Request for Proposals

    Deadline to submit is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016. 

  • 05 Jan 2016 3:39 PM | Kristy Hoddinott (Administrator)

    Pathway to Opportunity sessions presented by NLOWE. How to Write a Capability Statement - Learn to write an effective and powerful capability statement that will differentiate you from your competitors and communicate your company's strengths to potential customers, partners, stakeholders, and suppliers in this half-day workshop presented by Libby Carew of Libby Carew Communications and Public Relations on Thursday, January 21st from 9 a.m. to noon at the NLOWE Training Room, Regatta Plaza 2, 84-86 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's. Sales Prospecting and Closing the Deal - Learn the crucial ideas of sale prospecting and getting sales prospects to make firm buying decisions to increase the number of sales in your business. Take control over the future of your business sales growth with this half-day workshop presented by Rhonda Skanes of Grenfell Business Solutions on Wednesday, February 10th from 9 a.m. to noon at the NLOWE Training Room in Regatta Plaza 2, 84-86 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's. Certifications at Work - Hear from certified women business owners first-hand on how they have used their WEConnect International certifications to obtain a range of difference business opportunities on Wednesday, March 2nd from 9 a.m. to one-thirty p.m. at Husky Energy Easter Seals House in St. John's (lunch to be provided). Making the Connection - After complete the Pathway to Opportunity series and preparing your business for the supply chain, it is now time to make the connections. Participate in 10-15 minute small group meetings with your choice of representatives from various natural resource development projects and get your foot in the door on Tuesday, March 15th from eight-thirty to eleven a.m. at Husky Energy Easter Seals House in St. John's (breakfast will be provided). Register at www.nlowe.org. Certifications at Work and Making the Connection sessions are by invitation only. For more information, contact Melissa Wheeler, Supplier Development Coordinator at mwheeler@nlowe.org or 709-754-5538.

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