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Who we are

With nine regional hubs and a network of more than 75 partners, WEKH is designed to address the needs of diverse women entrepreneurs across regions and across sectors. WEKH’s advanced technology platform, powered by Magnet, will enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs and the organizations who serve them by linking them to resources and best practices from across the country.

With the support of the Government of Canada, WEKH will spread its expertise from coast to coast, enabling service providers, academics, government, and industry to enhance their support for women entrepreneurs. Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, in collaboration with Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Ted Rogers School of Management, is leading a team of researchers, business support organizations and key stakeholders to create a more inclusive and supportive environment to grow women’s entrepreneurship in Canada.

  • 50 %

    of all businesses started today are started by women

  • 37.2 %

    of self-employed Canadians are women

  • 40.2 %

    percentage of self employed Indigenous people are women

  • 15.6 %

    of SMEs are owned by women

Resources

Hubs

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hubs can be found throughout Canada.

Contact us

  • Come work with us


    The Asper School of Business hub is looking for a WEKH summer student to support national Indigenous research, outreach, and partnership development.

    Apply today