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Cisco Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle

Why women entrepreneurs?

SME is big in Canada. According to the BDC, 98.2% of all Canadian businesses have fewer than 100 employees. Yet female entrepreneurs remain a relatively untapped resource for economic growth in this sector. We are committed to helping women become more successful entrepreneurs by addressing some of the obstacles they face.

Only 15% of Canadian small and medium sized business are majority–owned by women

Source: Royal Bank of Canada

Female-owned SMEs exhibited lower growth compared to male-owned SMEs

Source: Industry Canada

Majority of women founders struggle to access the capital, technology, networks and knowledge that they need to scale businesses

Source: GEDI

How can we help you succeed?

Circle of Learning

Eight online courses with over 110 hours of training from Cisco’s Networking Academy. No cost to eligible registrants.

Circle of Innovation

Internship students from the various top ranked Canadian universities are paired with entrepreneurs to build digital strategy, scale and impact.

Circle of Productivity

Everything you need to get your business communicating, collaborating and connected.

Bridging the Gap in Technology Adoption

Getting technology “right” to start and grow your business can be a daunting task. Trusted advisors are key to overcoming this challenge.