About Us

About Women Entrepreneurs

Your success is our only goal.

For over 20 years, WESK has worked with hundreds of women, helping them start, purchase and expand businesses. Now, we are taking an even more dynamic approach focused on innovation and excellence. We are stepping up our training, engaging with great partners, and bringing you even more resources to generate success.

As a non-profit, membership-based organization, we have many services to offer you that are truly affordable – and many are free with membership.

WESK provides business advisory and support services, start-up, purchase and expansion lending, mentoring and networking, and many learning opportunities from seminars and webinars to events. Since 1995, women have received over $30 million in loans through WESK along with professional advice. Together, women entrepreneurs and WESK have shaped and enhanced the Saskatchewan economy. Together, we are stronger. Join our community, and be empowered.

2016 - 2017 Annual Report

WESK is proud to be recognized by the 2014 Startup Canada Awards as a member of the Women's Enterprise Initiative (WEI) organizations for outstanding achievement in advancing entrepreneurship.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of WESK invites its membership to nominate individuals for election to the board. Elections take place anually at the Annual General Meeting to be held during our Annual Business Conference.

The Board of Directors has been structured to consist of a minimum of three (3) Directors and a maximum of ten (10) Directors from across Saskatchewan. To ensure consistency on the board, members are elected to a two-year term and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.

 

To submit a nomination complete the application form and submit to:
Jill Poulton
Nominations Committee
jill.poulton@live.com

Criteria for Board Members:

  • You may nominate yourself or another full member
  • Must be a Regular Member of the Corporation at least 15 days prior to the election
  • Should ideally have Board/corporate governance experience
  • Should possess an entrepreneurial spirit, have a proven track record as a leader and be culturally sensitive.
  • Must be willing to attend up to 7 meetings per year
  • Must be willing to serve on a committee of the Board
  • Must not have been employed by WESK in the last 24 months
  • Must not be a current loan client of WESK
  • Must meet the additional criteria set out in any relevant policy statements or policy manual as determined by the Board
  • Preference will be given to candidates who contribute any one of the following capacities to our board: Indigenous perspective, legal, visible minority perspective or representation from outside of Regina/Saskatoon

Staff Members

WESK is here to support women entrepreneurs to start, build or grow their business. From the members and clients that we work with on a daily basis who are taking advantage of opportunities to follow their dreams of business ownership; to the staff who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to meet the needs of those members and clients.

Saskatoon Office

  • Phone: 306-477-7173 or 1-844-900-WESK (9375)
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  • Email: info@wesk.ca

Regina Office

  • Phone: 306-359-9732 or 1-844-900-WESK (9375)
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  • Email: info@wesk.ca

A company is only as good as the people it keeps. - Mary Kay Ash

Careers Opportunities

 Manager, Business Sustainability & Community Relations

​Regina Office

 

Are you an Entrepreneurial leader interested in accelerating growth and innovation for Entrepreneurial women in Saskatchewan by offering services in business advising, financial lending, training/education and building networking opportunities? If so, this position will be of interest to you.

 

Description:

 

This position is responsible for the leadership of the Regina office of WESK, with a focus on marketing, public relations, community networking, and business coaching. This position has a key business advising responsibility for assisting and coaching clients on all aspects of business planning including: market research, business plan viability, and business sustainability. It will involve both one-to-one coaching as well as developing and facilitating group workshops and training sessions. The position will also be responsible for community engagement, and actively representing WESK at community and business events in the southern part of the province, with a focus on developing partnerships and supporting economic growth.

 

Qualifications:

 

Completion of a post-secondary education in commerce or business or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

 

A minimum of three years of experience in business advising and client relationship management.

 

Training in marketing and/or public relations with excellent networking and business marketing skills.

 

A strong understanding of small business operations, including developing business and financial plans and a thorough knowledge of local business resources.

 

Experience in developing and facilitating workshops with a strong background in adult education.

 

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage, influence, and motivate clients and colleagues.

 

Strategic and critical thinker who is adept at identifying issues and implementing creative and effective solutions.

 

Thrives in a fast paced environment with the capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

 

Superior communication skills, efficient in computer technologies and effective in writing documents and proposals.

 

Works well independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

 

"Become an ambassador and leader of Women Entrepreneurs programs and services for the southern region of the Province of Saskatchewan"

 

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF RESUME: April 17, 2018

Submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of "Recruitment Committee" by email at: kmay@wesk.ca

 

Be Successful

From start-up to success, we are with you. All the way.

Become a Member

Get the Guidance, Support and Mentorship you need

Contact Us

Saskatoon Office
108 - 502 Cope Way
Saskatoon, SK S7T 0G3
Toll-Free:1-844-900-WESK (9375)
Phone:306-477-7173
Fax:306-477-7175

Regina Office
100 - 1919 Rose Street
Regina, SK S4P 3P1 Toll-Free:1-844-901-WESK (9375)
Phone:306-359-9732
Fax:306-359-9739

Toll-free phone: 1-844-900-WESK (9375)
Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Email: info@wesk.ca
Web site: http://www.womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca

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