RISE Needs Assessment ReportRISE member Workforce WindsorEssex is highlighting the good work that is being done in the Windsor-Essex community and sharing success stories of women thriving in their careers.

With a focus on female entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex, Workforce WindsorEssex continues to develop the RISE Windsor-Essex Needs Assessment Report. Based on community consultations, the report provides an overview of the challenges facing women in their careers as entrepreneurs, and the successes of community organizations, entrepreneurs, and education institutions.

The main challenges local entrepreneurs identified facing include a lack of specific services for diverse women, limited programming for later stage businesses, and a need for more local business advisors. The celebrated successes for our community include organizational expertise growth, increased interest in STEM, supported growth from vender to storefront, and more one-on-one learning opportunities. The RISE Needs Assessment’s recommendations for the community are to develop targeted supports for Indigenous and immigrant entrepreneurs, increase collaboration between service providers, and increase entrepreneurship supports in the county.

To read more about how Windsor-Essex supports female entrepreneurs, read the 2022 RISE Needs Assessment Report.

Workforce WindsorEssex has launched a new survey for women entrepreneurs to support their annual RISE Needs Assessment report. This report will outline recommendations and actions based on these survey results. To inform the annual report, women entrepreneurs can share their experiences with local programming for business owners, what government supports they use or need, and how service providers can better support female founders in Windsor-Essex. Those that participate in the survey will be entered for a chance to win prizes from local female-owned businesses.

Click Here to Take the Survey

As the 2017 statistic of Windsor being the worst city in the country for women continues to spread (Policy Alternatives), Workforce WindsorEssex wanted to highlight the good work that is being done in the Windsor-Essex community and share success stories of women thriving in their careers. Read More