RISE Windsor Essex

RISE is a network of organizations that are empowering women in entrepreneurship and women in STEM in Windsor-Essex County, Ontario Canada. Founded by Invest WindsorEssex, through partnerships with the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre, the University of Windsor’s EPICentre, Workforce WindsorEssex, WEtech Alliance, Build-A-Dream and Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN).

The purpose of RISE is to create a suite of services available to women in the Windsor-Essex region, by amalgamating and supporting resources with the goal of increasing the number of women in these fields. Look for the RISE emblem throughout the region; organizations that use it in their marketing have taken part in our Diversity and Inclusion training and have committed to helping empower women entrepreneurs and women working in STEM in Windsor Essex.

RISE Report 2021


RISE Report 2020

RISE Report 2020

Founding Partners

The founding partners are taking an active role in increasing the number of women in STEM and women entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex region.