News Release - May 6, 1999
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WEEK RECOGNIZED MAY 7 TO 13
Economic and Co-operative Development Minister Janice MacKinnon and
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Joanne Crofford today
proclaimed May 7 to 13 as Women Entrepreneurs Week in Saskatchewan.
This week recognizes the contributions that women in business make to
the provincial economy.
"Women entrepreneurs are key participants in a new and innovative
Saskatchewan," MacKinnon said. "This week is an opportunity to both
reflect on the many strides women have made in business and look ahead
to a society that fully taps the potential of bright, ambitious
Women are entering professional fields in ever-increasing numbers and
are starting their own businesses at a faster rate than that of men.
Women own 26 per cent of Saskatchewan businesses and employ almost
"Women are starting businesses in record numbers," Crofford said.
"Their efforts have paid off with greater control of their lives,
financial security, as well as significant job creation for the
A number of organizations in the province work to advance the
interests of business women. One of the major organizations is
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc. which encourages and
fosters entrepreneurial development among women.
"Women Entrepreneurs celebrate the growing number of women in
successful enterprises in our province," Joan Chase, chairperson
of the board of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan said. "The
Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan take pride in offering
networking, mentoring and affordable business training to women
both starting a business and to those expanding their business."
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For more information, contact:
Economic and Co-operative Development
Phone: (306) 787-1691
Phone: (306) 787-2340