The PEI Business Women's Association regularly runs a range of programs for members and the community. Below you will find a selection of programming recently offered by the association.
Young Millionaires Program
The PEI Business Women's Association ran the Young Millionaires Program (YMP) between 2016 and 2018. It is a summer business and entrepreneurship program for youth aged 8 to 16 years. The program is designed to help youth discover more about the world of business and get started in a business of their own.
The Young Millionaires Program has been running since 1991, and is funded through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Business Development Program and Innovation PEI. It is delivered across PEI by regional business service agencies and is offered free of charge to participants. For more information on current organizations running the program, visit https://youngmillionairesprogram.ca.
PEIBWA Leadership Pilot Program
The PEIBWA Leadership Pilot Program was a pilot program from the PEI Business Women's Association, with support provided by the Interministerial Women's Secretariat. It aimed to challenge participants to think beyond traditional and stereotypical views of leadership, while encouraging the development of modern leadership skills and competencies. The program took place over eight weekly sessions, with each week focusing on an area of leadership, such as politics or culture. The program ran in the fall/winter of 2017.
Your Path to Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success (Dale Carnegie course)
The Dale Carnegie course "Your Path to Effective Communications and Human Relations Skills for Success" ran over an eight-week period in Charlottetown in 2017. Funding assistance was available for a limited number of PEIBWA members via the Canada Job Grant and training was provided in Charlottetown by the Managing Partner for Dale Carnegie: Maritimes Paul Kearley.
About the course: The course helps participants to master the human relation skills demanded in today's tough business environment. They learn to improve human relations skills, increase communication effectiveness, strengthen interpersonal relationships, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions. They develop more effective communication skills and become better equipped to perform as a persuasive communicator, problem-solver and focused leader. What's more, they develop a take-charge attitude to initiate with confidence and enthusiasm.
Business Mentoring for Women Entrepreneurs in PEI
In the fall of 2014, PEIBWA received Status of Women Canada funding for a multi-year pilot project to develop and implement a formal mentoring program for PEI women entrepreneurs and business professionals. Participation was free of charge and included 55 participants from across the province and nine community partners. The program closed in April 2017.