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Connect with the CWB in 2021

Happy holidays from the Centre for Women in Business! From the full team, we wish you a happy, healthy, and restful holiday. Our team will certainly be using this time to reflect, relax, and recharge.

We look forward to connecting with you in the new year! Take a look below for some of the programs, events, and initiatives that we have planned.

Pay It Forward with a CWB membership

When we return in January, we will announce the recipients of our complimentary memberships as part of our Pay It Forward holiday membership campaign. Members – you have until Sunday, January 3, 2021 to nominate!

A CWB membership is also a great gift! Email and Colleen will be happy to help you. 

Continued one-on-one business support

Our team continues to be available to meet with you for a complimentary one-on-one business advisory. Book yours now! Talk through your business ideas, review your goals, & learn about business resources to support you along the way.

Please note: Our offices are closed and our advisors will not be responding to emails as of Friday, December 18 at 4:30pm. We reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:30am.

Online networking through Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk continues to be your opportunity to connect, share, learn, and brainstorm ideas with an online network of supportive women business owners across the province – register now to join us on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Create a business plan with Blueprint for Success

Create or update your business plan in our eight-week, virtual, complimentary Blueprint for Success program beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021. If you want to launch, expand, or grow in 2021, this is perfect program for you!

Improve your business skills with certificate training programs

Improve your online presentation skills, create an e-commerce and digital marketing strategy, or create a financial strategy for your business with one of our three virtual, 40-hour business skills certificate training programs beginning in January.

Grow Now for female tech founders in Atlantic Canada

If you are a woman in tech, join us for our pilot cohort of Grow Now for female tech founders in Atlantic Canada. Grow Now is an eight-month, virtual, peer-to-peer learning program dedicated exclusively to women in tech who want to build and scale in 2021.

Nova Scotia Start Up Challenge for immigrant women entrepreneurs

If you are an immigrant woman in Nova Scotia with a business idea, join us for the third Nova Scotia Start Up Challenge. Receive business skills training, one-on-one coaching, and the opportunity to win $5,000 for your business.

Learn from newcomer women leading the way in entrepreneurship

The next Atlantic Women’s Business Series will feature newcomer women leading the way in entrepreneurship on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. From Nova Scotia, we will hear from Mariia Souchko from Playground Creative Agency. This event is in French.

Virtual trade mission to Boston for women-owned companies

We continue to develop relationships in international markets and look forward to our virtual trade mission to Boston for women-owned businesses in February 2021. Although registration for this mission is now closed, you can let Courtney Schmidt know if you are interested in future export opportunities.

Advantage: A Cape Breton women’s leadership conference

We are looking forward to partnering with the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce on ADVANTAGE: A Cape Breton women’s leadership conference. Save the date and plan to join us on Friday, February 26, 2021.

Advanced Management & Mentorship Program

If you are a woman business owner with annual revenues of more than $100,000, keep an eye out for the next cohort our Advanced Management and Mentorship Program (AMMP) and increase your business markets, revenues, and profits in 2021 and beyond.

Greater Heights of Growth Program

If you are a woman business owner with annual revenues of more than $1M, keep an eye out for the official launch our Greater Heights of Growth (GHG) program after a successful pilot of our High Growth Recovery Program.

Entrepreneurship programs for students

Students in our RBC Alliance of Young Women Entrepreneurs and SparkZone (co-ed) programs will continue their entrepreneurial journey, including business skills workshops, a new mentorship program with RBC, and fireside chat with Nike.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with us

We are already planning new and exciting virtual celebrations for International Women’s Day. Plan to join us online at our annual ADVANCE: International Women’s Day event in March 2021!