Everywhere, Every Day Innovating: Women Entrepreneurs and Innovation Report

Overview

In this study, the authors sought to "better understand how and where women entrepreneurs are innovating in Canada." The authors provide 11 key findings, which include topics on innovation and sustainability, indigenous women, incubators and accelerators, access to capital and grants, and mentoring networks. Through these findings, they recommend an "Inclusive Innovation Framework" that brings together Canada's feminist development policy and the private sector. 

The authors conclude that "[G]overnments, cities and financial institutions have both the opportunity and responsibility to include and support women entrepreneurs by developing inclusive innovation policy and programs that enable all innovation, no matter what sector, to be supported and recognized." 

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Executive Director of Carleton University Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Startup Canada Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurs
Municipal Councillor for the City of Gatineau, PhD candidate at Carleton University