The CEO of the Women’s Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan is asking the province to develop an action plan for local businesswomen.
Prabha Mitchell put out the call after a report the WESK commissioned revealed women entrepreneurs, amongst other things, face a financing barrier.
She noted a spotlight needs to be shone on increasing the amount of majority women owned businesses.
“Saskatchewan is at 13.7% when it comes to majority female owned enterprises, the national average is at 15.7%,” she said.
Mitchell said by advancing gender equality, the Canadian economy could see a marked improvement.
“Potentially increase GDP in Canada, anywhere between $150 billion to $420 billion. The report indicates the majority of female owned businesses contribute about $148 billion.”