Introducing FWE's newest program: Money Moves, the most comprehensive, industry-inclusive capital education course in Canada, made specifically for women entrepreneurs.

Next opportunity to participate coming in Spring 2021.

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Let's start talking about money.

We’ve heard you. You want to grow your business and need the capital to do so. You want to grow on your own terms, aligned with your values, and you know that capital doesn’t mean just money, that it also includes community, knowledge and support.

We know from data, and countless stories, that women are not accessing or receiving financial capital to the degree they need it, and it is limiting what they are able to do.

We also know that thinking about and talking about money can feel overwhelming and confusing and we are not talking about it enough.

Together, we will learn about the different funding options that can fuel your growth and work with you to create a roadmap that will reflect your values and goals. We will unpack and understand how to access and use equity, debt, crowdfunding, and grants and create a personalized action plan designed around your unique business needs and growth vision.  

Through FWE's Money Moves, we have created an inclusive and supportive space for women to have transparent conversations about the what, the why, and the how of all things funding-related. This program will equip you with the knowledge, community, and framework to own your capital conversations.

And because we know community is key, you will be connected with, and learning from, incredible funders, investors, and fellow Canadian women entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re on day one of thinking about if you need funding or you’ve dabbled a bit on your own and are now ready to dig in, Money Moves is the program and community for you.

You'll Walk Away With:

Comprehensive insight into the funding landscape and an understanding of the world of capital.

The pros and cons of different types of funding and how to determine which options are right for you.

A supportive community of investors, lenders, and entrepreneurs that will walk with you along your funding path

The skills and confidence to effectively communicate your business and its value.

A clear and tangible action plan to get the capital you need to move your business vision forward.

The activation of FWE and its partners for storytelling about you and your business vision.

That's where we come in.

Invest in Your Future

of education from subject matter experts and experienced women entrepreneurs

with a dedicated digital space for community building & collaboration 

tailored to your unique business needs and personal vision

4 WEEKS

VIRTUAL DELIVERY & COHORT BASED 

PERSONALIZED ACTION PLAN

If you are interested in participating in this program but see the program fee as a barrier, we are here to support you. Bursaries and payment plans are available to ensure you can participate in this program. To apply, please visit: bit.ly/FWEFinancialSupport

At FWE we leave no woman behind. 

Over 4 weeks, you’ll receive a comprehensive education that combines 3 hours of live sessions per week with supplementary coursework to be completed at your own pace. Each week’s sessions integrate insight from funders with the real-life experiences of entrepreneurs who’ve been where you are. (Note: all times listed below are PST)

Fall 2020 Cohort - Course Schedule

Meet the Speakers

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m new to the capital conversation and not sure if my business needs it. How do I know?

Whether you're new to entrepreneurship or have been running your business for years, understanding what the pieces of the funding landscape are, how to know which ones are right for you, and how to access them are key to fueling your business growth and expansion. 

Why should I invest in a course to walk me through getting capital for my business?

Beyond content curated specifically for women entrepreneurs, you’ll feel supported by FWE and our incredible community of entrepreneurs, experts, and peers every step of the way. Through customized classes, entrepreneurship stories, and peer-to-peer learning, the community element of this course is an invaluable addition to the learning journey that goes beyond the four weeks. As a member of the #FWECommunity, FWE will champion your business and connect you with the right people to ensure your vision comes to life. 

I’m not seeking investors, but know I’ll need money to grow my business in the future. How can this course help me? 

Seeking investors is only one way to go about gathering funding for your business’s growth. Once you have a clear understanding of all the ways available to you, you can confidently create a plan that honours the approach to raising money you want to take.

I’ve taken online courses about finances and business planning before - and walked away a little disappointed. How is this different?

Money Moves is one of the only fully-comprehensive and industry-inclusive funding and capital programs available for women entrepreneurs in Canada. It focuses solely on how to get funding through the many forms of capital. Money Moves sets itself apart with its depth, accessibility, and community. Plus, FWE courses have a reputation for being some of the most action-oriented offerings out there - and Money Moves is no exception.

Living the entrepreneur life, time is a limited resource. How many hours can I anticipate dedicating to this course?

Over 4 weeks, you’ll receive a comprehensive education that combines 3 hours of live sessions per week with supplementary coursework to be completed at your own pace.

I’m interested - and being thoughtful about budgets. Are there bursaries available?

We leave no woman behind and making this program as accessible as possible is important to us. If you are interested in participating in this program but see the program fee as a barrier, we are here to support you. Bursaries and payment plans are available to ensure you can participate in this program. To apply for a bursary, please visit: bit.ly/FWEFinancialSupport

I don't like math and am terrified of any money conversations. I get overwhelmed by all the acronyms and terms used. Will I be out of my depth?

We get it and we hear you. Just know, this course is designed specifically for you – not only will we cover all the basic terminology and information in a simple way, we will also unpack the emotions behind money that get in the way of bringing your vision to life. FWE's community of peers, mentors, and team are here to ensure you feel supported throughout this learning experience.

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“Entrepreneurship can be very lonely and isolating. Coming together with others who share similar goals, values and visions is empowering in both concrete and intangible ways.”  

- Past FWE Program Participant

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 Questions? We're here to help. Contact Erika Thomas, Program & Community Manager, at erika@fwe.ca or 604-900-9522

The Roadmap for Funding Your Business

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) is a national charity organization that energizes, educates, mentors and connects women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strengthened economies and thriving communities. Learn more about FWE at fwe.ca.

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Whether you’re new to entrepreneurship or have been running your business for years, FWE's Money Moves is for any self-identified woman entrepreneur interested in understanding what funding options are available and how you can access them to grow your business.

  • All self-identified women entrepreneurs from anywhere in Canada
  • Any business size or stage
  • Open to all industries and sectors
  • No previous education or funding experience necessary– we'll share everything you need to know!
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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m new to the capital conversation and not sure if my business needs it. How do I know?Why should I invest in a course to walk me through getting capital for my business?I’m not seeking investors, but know I’ll need money to grow my business in the future. How can this course help me?I’ve taken online courses about finances and business planning before - and walked away a little disappointed. How is this different?Living the entrepreneur life, time is a limited resource. How many hours can I anticipate dedicating to this course?I don't like math and am terrified of any money conversations. I get overwhelmed by all the acronyms and terms used. Will I be out of my depth?
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October 6 - 29, 2020

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League of Innovators
Sandpiper Ventures
Women's Enterprise Centre
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