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  • 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
    NLOWE
    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                             
    FOR IMMEDIATE 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.”

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


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  • 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 | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)

    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 
    709-754-5455
    jreddy@nlowe.org


  • 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.

  • 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.

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