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Join us at our facilitated focus group sessions to discuss your experiences of business as a women.

The discussions will support an ongoing research project to assess the competency gaps and opportunities for female business owners in York region and Simcoe County.

Helping Women in Business Succeed

Accelerating Women is an exciting new pilot project designed to help women better access critical supports to help them start and grow successful companies.

Funded by Status of Women Canada, this is a pilot project funded by Status of Women Canada that is being conducted in York Region and Simcoe County, Ontario.

Project Rationale & Background

For the past 30 years, research has suggested that women entrepreneurs face unique challenges in growing their businesses. Entrepreneurship has historically been constructed as a male-centered and masculine trait.

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Funders and Partners:

The City of Barrie logo
Barrie Small Business Centre logo
YSBEC logo

Accelerating Women

A project to strengthen support for women entrepreneurs in York Region and Simcoe County.