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The Power of a Global Network

How women are leveraging digitally-enabled networks and how governments can help through COVID-19

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This report focuses on how women are utilizing digitally-enabled networks to manage uncertainty and how governments can support women’s entrepreneurship through COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. Leveraging lessons from women leading small businesses in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, it explores the value for women entrepreneurs of cultivating a global network of digitally-enabled peer, professional and government advisors to overcome challenges and build an international brand.  The report outlines public policy recommendations for governments to ensure that support for women’s economic empowerment and digital trade are core to COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.

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New Report Explores Women Entrepreneurs’ Use of Digitally-Enabled Networks

NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum launched a new report in partnership with Intuit, The Power of a Global Network: How women are leveraging digitally-enabled networks and how governments can help through COVID-19.  

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Private discussion on women’s entrepreneurship with Canada’s Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly

On June 26, 2020, Intuit Canada and the Global Innovation Forum hosted a private, high-level discussion on women’s entrepreneurship with Canada’s Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly and select Canadian business leaders.  The discussion built on the themes outlined in the report and highlighted how the Government of Canada is continuing to drive women’s entrepreneurship during its economic recovery.

Participants in the discussion included:

 Nadia Sapiro, Throughline Strategies; Jenn Harper, Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics; Shelley Jones, Dignify; Ruth Elnekave, Joya; Dominique Voyer, Pharmaprix; Rachel Weinstein, Rachel Weinstein Coaching; Glenna Sandy, Hair By Glenna; Sade Baron, SadeBaron; Sunshine Tenasco, Her Braids; Cheryll Watson, Alberta Innovation Corridor; Sibylle Cox, Hub Paper Co;  Allison Lockett, Allison Lockett Coaching; Nicole Verkindt, OMX; Lina Khalifeh, SheFighter; Ayanna Lee-Rivears, Socacize Fitness; Kathleen Holland, KMH Associates; Evelyne Nyairo, Ellie Bianca; Carrie Jones, TCJones; Milveen Eke-Allen, Pampered Post.