Canada-Europe Women in Business (Connections) Canada-Europe Femmes en Affaires is a non-profit, socially engaged organization established to support all women interested in doing business across the Atlantic. Our work is supported by activities in six areas: networking, learning, knowledge building, business development support, social engagement and appreciation.
CEWB-CEFA values active participation in the network, both on-line and face-to-face. This way we can connect with all members across Canada. CEWB organises events that further support networking, including monthly thematic discussions on issues related to running business between EU and Canada (CEWB/CEFA Cafe), "Hidden Treasures of Europe" series which presents little known markets in the EU, and more...
Mutual learning is at the core of our engagement. We recognize that doing business in Canada and in Europe, both multilingual and multicultural markets with complex governance structures, requires specific knowledge and behavioural skills. CEWB-CEFA developed a mentoring scheme which promotes peer-to-peer learning for all women who strive to expand the know-how and skills of women entrepreneurs willing to take up the challenge of transatlantic business.
With our research exposure, we strive to deliver up-to-date research to trace the development of women-led businesses in the context of CETA. We do impact assessments, and market projections to be able to support our members and non-members.
We strive to support all women interested in Canada-EU ventures, regardless of their membership status. We offer referral services that promote our members and are open to any interested company or individual.
In our vision, women in business are responsible for growing the next generation of female business leaders. We take this responsibility seriously. We organise regular outreach activities focusing on students in Canadian schools and colleges, as well as in European diaspora programs to raise awareness of careers in business and industry, with the focus on Canada-EU trade relations.
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