HER-conomy Initiative Program (Connect, Enpower, Lead)
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Program Overview

HER-conomy is a 12-week program that is set to build an inclusive world without borders for women in Alberta and Western Canada through capacity-building training, leadership support, and social empowerment.

The program provides an empowering community where women with different, backgrounds, life experiences and demographics connect and thrive with fair advantages while strengthening each other to become great leaders.

HER-conomy Initiative Program is developed to bridge communication and upskill the Albertan women community for equitable economic opportunities.

Program Highlights

  • 6-week Employment and Business Readiness training, to increase meaningful labor opportunities and care for women
  • 4-week work-experience placement for newcomers, unemployed and EI beneficiaries.
  • bi-weekly policy dialogues and knowledge management workshops amongst women in Alberta, to tackle gender inequities.
  • A 2 week sessional IT Business Analysis training for women boosting efficiency in personal effectiveness as well as business operations and processes.
  • Pitch competition where finalists from HER-conomy Women Enterprise Challenge will present their businesses for a chance to win grants for their businesses.
  • Training and workshops.
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Starting a business can be challenging and there are many demands on you which can impact how to launch and run the business. Our entrepreneurship program is designed to support you through the process, by providing trainings and services to help you run a successful business.

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The empowerment program is designed to connect you with resources and training that would help you achieve your professional, business, self-care, financial and time management goals.


Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills? Do you want to know how to lead in successfully in tough times? This program is designed with the resources and support necessary to help you be an efficient leader

Program Length

HER-conomy Initiative Program is a 12-week program developed to foster communication and upskill the Albertan women workforce, and create a world with fair advantages and equitable economic opportunities.

Program Delivery

HER-conomy will be delivered via interactive presentations, and class activities led by seasoned entrepreneurs and instructors.

Who Qualifies to Apply?

You are eligible to apply if you:
  • Identify as a woman.

  • Need access to capital/funding.
  • Require coaching and mentoring for career advancement and/or entrepreneurship.
  • Want to join other women in building an ecosystem with great economic advantages.
  • Want to impact the women workforce and blaze the trail in your chosen niche.
  • Need upskilling to boost employability.
  • Need motivation from the women fellowship to achieve your goals.

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