The Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership (ACWGPP) is a collaborative partnership between the four Atlantic Provincial Women’s Business Organizations (WBO’s) including: PEIBWA, the Nova Scotia Centre for Women in Business; Women in Business New Brunswick, and (NLOWE) The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women’s Entrepreneurs.
This project is supported by the Government of Canada through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) to create a diverse, inclusive economy that will ensure a better quality of life for women entrepreneurs in Canada.
Through collaboration with women’s business organizations across Atlantic Canada, PEIBWA is connecting with other business and service organizations, and conducting a needs assessments to develop and deliver programs for under-represented women and women-owned businesses and increasing our capacity to support women in start-up and growth phases through shared knowledge, networks, resources, research, and programs.
Current & Upcoming Events
ACGWPP is hosting a series of panel sessions in 2022 highlighting successful women entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada through the interactive Zoom platform. The Atlantic Women in Business Series features interviews with women entrepreneurs from under-served areas and sectors to share their personal stories, including barriers faced, what they’ve learned along the way, support networks, and advice for new women-owned start-ups and growth-stage businesses.
The Atlantic Women’s Business Series provides a networking platform for aspiring women entrepreneurs to see themselves in these women leaders and chart their own path to entrepreneurship. Past workshops included:
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Moving Women Online Program (Completed)The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on women entrepreneurs and business owners in particular, forcing us to rethink how we do business now and into the future. PEIBWA, through the Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Partnership (ACWGP), worked with a cohort of women entrepreneurs from across PEI to provide training to help them adapt their current business operations to an online eCommerce platform.