Strength in Community Workshops

Inspiration. Support. Connection.

2020 has thrown everyone a curve ball and the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM) recognizes that many women entrepreneurs need meaningful, relevant support to get through this turn of events. Our Strength in Community Workshops have been designed to do just that!

These workshops are for women entrepreneurs interested in building a community of support while addressing practical ways to accelerate business success in the time of COVID-19. This is a free opportunity to step away and work on your enterprise in a supportive environment with a small group of women who understand the same challenges.


Join our workshop and build connections with other women in business!

January 18 & 25: Virden

January 19 & 26: Portage La Prairie

January 22 & 29: Winkler

February 2 & 9: Steinbach

February 4 & 11: Neepawa

February 27 & March 6: Dauphin

March 13 & 20: Flin Flon

If you live in one of these areas and want to join our sessions – see the Workshop Details section on how to register!

Workshop Details

WECM invites you to participate in our upcoming workshops which will take place on Zoom for different communities around Manitoba. The workshops are designed to work in tandem, and participants should attend both workshop days. Together with other local women entrepreneurs you will work in a peer mentorship format to share solutions to common business concerns. The workshops will include sessions with industry specialists in marketing and finance or tourism who will provide practical expertise for economic recovery.  Most importantly, this is an opportunity for local women entrepreneurs to connect, talk support and learn from each other.

  This program is a great opportunity if you are a female entrepreneur who:   

  • has or is experiencing business challenges due to COVID-19;
  • is searching for strategies to achieve profitability in their business;
  • is a minimum 50% owner of a business that opened before March 12, 2020; and
  • is interested in being an active participant in a workshop for 5 to 6 women.

   The Strength in Community Workshops include:  

  • two workshop sessions facilitated with a peer mentorship focus plus participation by industry specialists;
  • one online group coaching session facilitated by a certified professional coach;
  • optional on-going peer mentorship support via Zoom with a WECM business advisor; and
  • optional participation in a Strength in Community Facebook group where you can continue to meet other workshop participants and engage in ongoing mutual support.

PLUS, as Strength in Community Workshop participants, you will have the option to access, at no charge a variety of online seminars and training sessions with business experts hosted by WECM.

Space is limited. If you are interested, please send an email to Christina Caperina at – and a link to register will be sent to you. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

We would love to have you!


What participants are saying after attending the workshop:

“Thanks for helping us as women entrepreneurs tap into our potential and interact with one another.”
               Roblin participant November 2020

“I love the breakout sessions and having the opportunity to get to know other rural entrepreneurs.”
               Ile-des-Chenes participant November 2020

“I like the small group format and with alike women.”
               St. Pierre-Joly participant October 2020


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