Community Futures Greenstone and Community Futures Parkland have been awarded funding and will work towards increasing access for women entrepreneurs. Greenstone Executive Director Becky Cianflone says they have been awarded 1.2 million dollars over five years to deliver entrepreneurial support and services for women in their regions. She explains there’s going to be a number of elements to it including training, networking, they’re also going to be looking at creating a co-working or maker space for women in the communities of Flin Flon and Dauphin. She adds some more details will be coming as the project rolls out but they’re really excited about what they can offer to women who want to run their own business.
A release states while this project has a specific focus on women entrepreneurs and will be designed to be women centered it is important to note that what is good for women in business is beneficial for everyone in business.