Canada Invests $2 Billion In Women Entrepreneurs To Grow The Economy By $150 Billion

Canada is revving up its economy by focusing on women entrepreneurs. Its Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) comes with a $2 billion investment. “We have the potential of adding up to $150 billion dollars in incremental GDP to the Canadian economy,” said Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion. "Our government believes that women's economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do; it's good for the bottom line. The strategy seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses."  Currently, only 16% of all small-to-medium-sized businesses in Canada are majority women-owned.

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