Gender Lens Investing 101
How to Maximize Returns by Investing in Women-led Businesses
Type: Canada-wide (VIRTUAL), Eastern Ontario (VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON)
For: Accredited Investors (Individuals, Families, Foundations, Faith-based Organizations)
Embark on a transformative journey in Gender Lens Investing (GLI) with our free self-paced introductory virtual course, Gender Lens Investing 101, designed for Canadian accredited investors eager to begin or advance their understanding of GLI principles.
Investment-Ready: WIN-VC Atlantic
Designing & deploying a capital strategy for your growing venture that is aligned with you as an entrepreneur and the impact you seek to create.
Type: Atlantic Canada, VIRTUAL
For: Early-stage women & Non-Binary Founders (before their pre-seed raise, or considering whether or how to raise venture capital)
Start Date: Nov. 2023 - Jun. 2024 (8 month commitment)
Application Deadline: Friday, November 10th, 2023
You’ve launched a product or service into the marketplace and are getting early traction. You’re hearing that you ‘should’ raise venture capital but you know you’re still a bit early for that, and you’re not yet sure if you want to. Join us PDC’s WIN-VC program where we’ll connect you to other founders, help you meet and network with founders who can help you further your vision, and support you with individualized coaching.
Impact Investor Challenge
Scale your impact for a sustainable and equitable world.
Type: VIRTUAL, with in-person opportunities
For: Women & Non-Binary Founders
Ongoing (8-12 week commitment)
The Impact Investor Challenges (IICs) empowers purpose-driven founders to increase their funding readiness, understand how investors evaluate impact companies and have the opportunity to be selected for a minimum $100K+ investment.
Momentum: Investment Readiness
Fuelling Success: Empowering Women & Non-Binary Entrepreneurs of Colour
Type: London/Southwestern Ontario, VIRTUAL
For: Equity-Deserving Women and Non-Binary entrepreneurs in Southwestern Ontario
Start Date: Mar. 4th 2024 - April 19th 2024 (5-6 week commitment)
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis
This investment readiness program is a financial empowerment journey designed exclusively for equity deserving women and non-binary entrepreneurs. We provide a supportive community and a knowledge based approach to help you master financial literacy, build a sustainable business, and harness the momentum needed for lasting success.
Women Led Impact Investor Challenge
Maximize your impact by investing in our top women led impact ventures.
Type: Multi-Regional, VIRTUAL
For: All aspiring or accredited Canadian investors of any gender
Start Date: Fall 2023 (8 weeks, 2 hours per week commitment)
Learn to maximize your investment impact by participating in a pooled investment of up to $200K to the top women led impact venture in Canada.
Rethinking Meritocracy: Working Together to Create a More Equitable Atlantic Economy
Working together to continue to develop a more equitable investment approach elevating the Atlantic economy