July 10: CWB to continue working virtually this fall 

Mount Saint Vincent University announced in May that its fall 2020 course delivery would shift online (continue reading MSVU's announcement...). The Centre for Women in Business is following suit and will continue working virtually until at least January 2021. We will continue to explore ways to deliver on our mission to support the women in business community in Nova Scotia, including supporting business owners to build their networks, develop new skills, and grow their business. 

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July 10: Introducing our virtual trade mission delegates

We hosted our official delegate welcome reception for our Virtual Trade Mission on Thursday, July 9. Our trade mission will welcome 14 delegates, representing all four Atlantic provinces. A special thank you to our partner and supporter the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and to our matchmaker Kisserup International Trade Roots. We are excited to see what international business opportunities we can create together throughout the summer. 

Meet our delegates


June 30: Willow Esthetics Boutique celebrates 10 years in business

Congratulations to Michelle of Willow Esthetics Boutique who is celebrating 10 years in business this month! Stay tuned for a celebration. In the meantime, they have launched a few new initiatives including 10 year anniversary sales and a new loyalty program, as well as carrying new local products. 

Reach out to Michelle for more information on what services are currently available, including options for contactless delivery and spa foyer pickup.

View Willow Esthetics Boutique's listing in our CWB Business Directory


June 30: Coffee Pro Bedford launches online store

Coffee Pro Bedford is now online! Katie and her team have launched an online store to offer even more ways for loyal customers to shop. Shop their most popular mix n' match assortment, syrups, and all of your favourite regular and flavoured coffee and tea at 

Online! Anytime! At Coffee Pro Bedford. 

View Coffee Pro Bedford's listing in our CWB Business Directory


June 29: Power + Presence + Position podcast reaches top 40 on Apple iTunes

Female entrepreneurship podcast Power + Presence + Power, hosted by Eleanor Beaton, was recently ranked #34 on iTunes top-ranked podcasts for entrepreneurs. Formerly titled Fierce Feminie Leadership, the podcast has more than 400 episodes and over a million downloads. Congratulations, Eleanor! #CWBproud

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June 22: Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership launches Moving Women Online project

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women business owners throughout Atlantic Canada and forced us to rethink how we do business now and into the future. The Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership is launching a new virtual project, Moving Women Online, that will help a cohort of women entrepreneurs to move their current business operations to an online eCommerce program. 

Expression of interest deadline: Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12pm (noon) AST 

Learn more about Moving Women Online. 

June 22: CWB seeking qualified candidate for eCommerce project

The Centre for Women in Business (CWB) is seeking a qualified candidate to help support the selection and implementation of eCommerce websites for a cohort of 12 women business owners in Nova Scotia. We invite members of the CWB with eCommerce experience to submit a proposal. 

Submission deadline: Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12pm (noon) AST 

Continue reading the call for proposals. 

June 21: 'Virtual Trade Mission' To Jamaica A Success, Except You Miss Out On Jerk Chicken

The CWB, with the support of ACOA, have been running trade missions to Jamaica for five years. Tanya Priske, CWB Executive Director, and delegate Flora MacLeod, Vice-President of Business Development at Ven-Rez, speak to Huddle reporter Trevor Nichols about our recent move online to a virtual trade mission.  

Read the full story on Huddle. 

June 19: OTC President Christine Gaudreau honoured in IBC Magazine

The International Business Magazine (IBC) issue 8.03 celebrates 45 of the Canadian insurance industry's foremost female leaders and member Christine Gaudreau of OTC Insurance is one of them. Congratulations, Christine! We are #CWBproud of you and the work that you do. 

Continue reading about Christine's accomplishment

June 18: Supporting women business owners across NS during COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our daily interactions with each other and our communities. It has also impacted the way that we do business. Learn more about the Centre for Women in Business' response to COVID-19 and of business owner Michelle Petitpas' re-connecting with the CWB. 

Read the full story on Mount Saint Vincent University's website.

June 18: New Leaf Running Company launches Online Group Coaching 

New Leaf Running Company launched an online coaching membership, Beyond the Plan, to help people looking to start running or those setting new running goals to get the support that they need. Membership includes group coaching, core learning such as how fast you should be running, proper form, nutrition and hydration, goal setting and more, training plans and a supportive online community to cheer you on. 

The first group started in May. Get on the waitlist now to be the first to know when the doors open for membership again. 

View New Leaf Running Company in our CWB Business Directory. 

June 17: Congratulations to CWB member recipients for the 2020 CANIE Awards

The CWB team would like to congratulate our members who were recently awarded 2020 CANIE Awards. The CANIE awards recognize excellence in Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship while educating present and future generations of disruptors. The award recipients will be honoured at the 2020 CANIE Awards Ceremony being held virtually this Thursday, June 18. Tune in and show your CWB support!

Atlantic region Women Entrepreneur Award

Dallas Mercer, President & CEO of Dallas Mercer Consulting Ignite Labs

Dallas Mercer Consulting (DMC) is a disability and safety management company, specializing in workplace injury, non-occupational leave management, occupational health & safety consulting and training, as well as industrial hygiene services. Founded in 2002 by Dallas Mercer, the DMC team works to reduce the time and cost associated with managing workers’ compensation and sick leave claims.

Atlantic regional Social Innovation Award


IGNITE is Nova Scotia’s rural innovation hub where entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses and ecosystem partners work together. By providing structure, mentorship, and opportunities for start-ups to operate, grow, and create, IGNITE is encouraging everyone to explore entrepreneurship as a career path without restrictions.

Congratulations to both Dallas and Ignite, we are #CWBproud to work with you!

Register to watch the ceremony on Tuesday, June 18

View all Atlantic Region CANIE Award Winners




June 13: Sugar Moon Farm now open for takeout

Take out meals from Sugar Moon Farm are now available on Saturdays and Sundays for pickup or to eat on their picnic tables out front between 11am and 3pm. Pre order online

Their online shop remains open. Their sugar camp and sugar woods trails are temporarily closed, but Rogart Mountain Trail remains open. 

June 6: Highland Hearing Clinic to reopen June 8

Highland Hearing Clinic has announced that it will reopen on June 8. Read what they are doing to keep clients and staff safe

View Highland Hearing Clinic's listing in our CWB Business Directory


June 4: Freshii Scotia Square to reopen June 8

Freshii Scotia Square has announced that it will reopen on June 8 and continue to delivery healthy food options. View Freshii's listing in our CWB Business Directory


June 2: Boxing Rock taproom to reopen June 5

Boxing Rock has announced that its taproom will reopen on June 5. Read their reopening announcement for more information related to reservations, hours, greeting, seating, food & drinks, cleaning and feedback. 


June 1: Find Your Voice Music Therapy celebrates six years in business

Congratulations Mackenzie Costron of Find Your Voice Music Therapy in celebrating your sixth business anniversary! This is a wonderful accomplishment. We are #CWBproud of you, Mackenzie. 

View Find Your Voice Music Therapy's listing in our CWB Business Directory


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