September 18: Condolences to family & friends of Sylvia Booth

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a former Centre for Women in Business colleague, Sylvia Booth. Sylvia passed away on Monday, September 14. Sylvia joined the CWB team in 2003 and worked as a regional business facilitator with us for over six years. She worked primarily with women business owners in the South Shore, providing invaluable training, support and resources. Sylvia can only be described as a true delight to work with - calm, competent, and a great sense of humour. We were lucky to have her as part of our team. 

Read Sylvia's obituary

A memorial service will be held in Lunenburg on Monday, September 21. 

In lieu of flowers, Sylvia suggested donations be made to the Second Story Women's Centre - donate now


September 14: Elsie Morden wins National Change Markers Award

Congratulations to Elsie, founder and CEO of No Time for That Anti-Bullying Society (NTFT), on winning the National Change Makers Award from Alan Doyle's Dollar a Day Foundation. NTFT has been added to the Dollar A Day Foundation Chartered Causes, receiving annual funding of $15,000 to continue their work to educate and empower youth through story and song with a focus on bullying prevention and mental health awareness. We are #CWBproud of you, Elsie! 

Watch the Change Mangers Award 2020 Recipients awards video

Connect with Elsie through our CWB Business Directory

September 11: Oyster Promo launches new 50,000 in 4 campaign

Last week, Jane and her team at Oyster Promo launched a new campaign - 50,000 in 4. Their goal is to sell 50,000 Made in Canada reusable custom face masks in 4 months and donate one dollar from each sale to charity. This initiative highlights amazing, creative Canadian makers and manufactures while also supporting Canadian charities. 

Read more about the 50,000 in 4 campaign

Connect with Oyster Promo through our CWB Business Directory

September 2: CWB welcomes new communications assistant

A familiar face to the Centre for Women in Business, we are pleased to welcome Abby Murray back as our communications assistant for the fall semester. Abby completed her first co-op term with us in Fall 2020, working closely with our team on our signature Innovate event, social media strategy, and membership outreach. Abby is now in her fourth and final year of her Bachelor of Public Relations degree at Mount Saint Vincent University. 

Please join us in extending a warm welcome back to our team! 

Read Abby's profile


September 1: Welcome new CWB members!

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our new & returning members this month. New members, August 2020: 

Returning members, August 2020: 

Connect with CWB members through our CWB Business Directory

August 27: Cheerfetti launches online website 

Cheerfetti Gift Co launched today! Cheerfetti delivers cheerful packages for all occasions, ready to gift. We offer primarily Canadian-made products, with a springling of international delights. They're just getting started, so have a look around and let them know what you think! 

CWB members can enter promo code CWB15 to receive 15% of their first order.

Shop now. 

Connect with Iwona through our CWB Business Directory.  


August 25: The Impact of COVID-19 on Female Professionals

Harriette of Big Leap Leadership is interviewed on Global News on the impact of COVID-19 on female professionals, touching on industries hit, caretaking responsibilities, and other barriers. Harriette speaks to potential solutions and ways out of the "Shecession", and her upcoming free, live 5-day workshop for Resilient Female Leaders beginning on September 14, 2020.

Watch the Global News segment.  


August 25: houdinidesign ARCHITECTS leads design for new Wonder'neath

Construction is now nearing completion on the new home for Halifax's Wonder'neath Art Society. The design for the interior of the former warehouse space was led by houdinidesign ARCHITECTS, with a priority placed on accessibility, safety and efficiency as well as maximizing the workshop for the number of artists and neighbourhood programs it will host. 

Continue reading in The Chronicle Herald


August 20: Summer mentorship programs supports student entrepreneurs

Over the years, the CWB has established a strong connection to Go for the Greens by bringing delegations of women business owners from Atlantic Canada to their annual business development conference and championing international business opportunities and connections. After learning about a new free, online mentorship series for young women entrepreneurs, our business advisor Natalie Frederick-Wilson knew she wanted to be a part of it. 

Continue reading on MSVU news

Connect with our business advisor, Natalie Frederick-Wilson

August 19: Black Harbour Distillers celebrates one year in business

Jamie and her team at Black Harbour Distillers are celebrating the anniversary of their grand opening. Congratulations on this huge milestone! We are #CWBproud of you and your business journey. 

Join Black Harbour Distillers on Saturday, August 22 for the celebration

Connect with Black Harbour Distillers through our CWB Business Directory

August 9: TD continues to show support for women business owners 

A long time supporter of women in entrepreneurship and our previous in-person networking breakfasts, we are pleased to welcome TD Canada Trust as the official sponsor of our online Coffee Talk program. Thank you for your continued support! 

Coffee Talk provides opportunities for women in business across Nova Scotia to connect weekly, encouraging connections and collaborations across the province. 

Register now and join us on Thursdays at 9am

Connect with TD Canada Trust through our CWB Business Directory


August 9: Cape Breton business aimed at helping children with learning disabilities expanding amid COVID-19 pandemic

Michele Aucoin, executive director of LearnAbility, is expanding her Cape Breton business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help more children with learning disabilities heading into the fall and returning to school. 

Continue reading the article in the Cape Breton Post

Connect with LearnAbility through our CWB Business Directory

August 4: Taste of tradition: Mobile fish vendor a lifeline for fisherman, Cape Breton's coastal communities

A great story and profile of member Louisburg Seafoods and their journey from growing the business from a small unloading operation for fisherman to a fish plant in Louisburg, employing close to 600 people at the peak of their period. 

Continue reading the article in the Cape Breton Post

August 4: Boxing Rock launches Indigo Blueberry Sour Ale

Emily and her team at Boxing Rock have launched a new beer - an Indigo Blueberry Sour Ale. This sour ale uses fresh blueberries from the Parrsboro region of Nova Scotia, giving a characteristic colour and flavour. Keep an eye out for the beer to hit shelves (physical and virtual!) later this week. 


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