At Invest Ottawa, our commitment to prioritizing equity, access, and inclusion has informed the evolution of our programs and services, from how they’re designed and delivered and by whom to what we offer. Read more about diversity, equity and inclusion at Invest Ottawa.
Historical and systemic exclusion has meant that women face unique barriers in entrepreneurship so we’re taking extra steps to ensure our programs and services are accessible. We have introduced additional resources and programming to address some of these key barriers, including limited access to networks, mentors, and capital.
We encourage women to participate in all programs and services, including those tailored to address these challenges.
Invest Ottawa’s vision is for Canada’s Capital to be the best city in the world for all women founders and business owners to launch, grow and scale commercially successful, globally oriented and sustainable companies.
We’re on a journey that will take time, long-standing leadership, and extensive community collaboration, but we’re determined to move the dial and create long-lasting change.
Read Invest Ottawa’s corporate strategy, meet the Board’s Women Founders and Owners Subcommittee, and review our established goals and tactics:
Find out more about how we’ve put words into action: