The Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network (AWBEN) was initiated in December 2012. NWAC was pleased to make the announcement at the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Trade Show 2012, that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) would be funding NWAC to develop the network. From the knowledge of economic development NWAC has acquired and with the Advisory Committee’s participation, an AWBEN vision statement was created:
- To provide a safe, supportive, collaborative, empowering and culturally supportive environment that addresses the unique challenges of female Aboriginal entrepreneurs and aspiring female Aboriginal entrepreneurs.
- To enhance, develop and accelerate growth for current and aspiring female Aboriginal entrepreneurs in a sustainable way through programs and resources.
- To promote Community leadership through volunteerism as a reflection of respect and reciprocity and will be paramount to the foundation of the Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Network.
For more information, please contact:
PATRICK CHEECHOO, Director
Business, Employment and Social Development Unit