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Welcome, Tamasha Fernando

A very warm welcome to our newest CWB team member, Tamasha Fernando who is stepping into the role of Project Lead, Propelling Women Forward, and leading our Grow Now program. 

Tamasha has 10 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked with many entrepreneurs in the tech environment.  

Originally from Sri Lanka, Tamasha worked as the Senior Manager of the Startup Eco-system Development Program at the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka. She assisted early-stage startups and budding entrepreneurs to take their businesses off the ground. She possesses a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in startup incubation, fostering entrepreneurship among youth via a more collaborative and institutionalized approach, and getting young folks interested in entrepreneurship.  

Tamasha is looking forward to leading our Grow Now program, with the new cohort starting this Fall.   

“The Grow Now program is the only female tech founder’s accelerator in Nova Scotia. I look forward to helping female tech founders scale their businesses with the help of the vibrant startup ecosystem. The worth of women’s entrepreneurship is accepted globally, but there is less focus on it in many countries, and societal expectations mean women often lack the confidence to start their own business. I believe it is important to highlight and help women who have started a tech businesses become future role models for other female entrepreneurs. This will aid in bringing in a mindset shift in the long run. With Grow Now and all other programs happening at CWB, I think we all have one common mission, to empower women.”  

Welcome to the team, Tamasha. We know that you will flourish in your new role.