Women in Business
Women In Business Team Mandate
For more information contact Luke Arathoon.
Surrey Board of Trade Women in Business Action Plan.
What it’s about:
Funding, growth and leadership for female entrepreneurs
The Surrey Board of Trade believes that women leaders are integral to high performing work teams. We know that by propelling women high-growth entrepreneurs and their ventures one by one, we are leading a transformation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a whole.
We know that:
- Women-run companies create new jobs 4 times faster than the national average
- Women create companies at double the national average
- The number of women with incorporated businesses more than doubled in the past decade
Creation of Women in Business Team – under the umbrella of the SBOT’s Business Centre – is a community of experts committed to propelling female entrepreneurship and young women entrepreneurs – not career focused – but building entrepreneurship for today and tomorrow to ensure full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.
Advocacy – Events – Projects – Services through the Surrey Board of Trade’s Business Centre
We will actively identify women-led ventures in our Surrey market positioned to be the largest city in British Columbia.
We will be blazing new ground with a differentiated and holistic model that provides inclusive teams and their ventures with services/support they need to propel growth through collaborative partners.
So again, the Surrey Board of Trade has positioned itself to reduce the gender gap, actively support female entrepreneurship, and know that we need to work together to improve access to and quality of programming that empowers women with equal opportunity for success, and champions them as the next great leaders in business.