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E-SERIES 2017 | April 19 – 21, 2017 | Vancouver, BC

E-Series is FWE’s longest-running, signature program for women entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their business.

Each April, over 50 women entrepreneurs from across Canada immerse themselves in business and entrepreneurial education + mentorship. Participants are placed in small classrooms with like-minded entrepreneurs where we cover a comprehensive set of topics, such as:

  • Marketing + Branding
  • Governance (Boards)
  • Sales
  • HR
  • Business Law / Trademarks
  • Capital Raising
  • Financials
  • Pitching for Investment

1:1 Mentorship for Continued Support

All participants get paired with their own Mentor for 1:1 sessions, once per month for 14 months. This 1:1 support is critical to ensuring that learnings, new ideas and strategies can be applied to the growth plan of the company.

Exceptional Speakers

All-star speakers for the 2017 program include Bev Briscoe (Chair, Ritchie Bros and Past President, Hiway Refrigeration), Terry McBride (CEO + Co-Founder of Nettwerk Music + YYoga), Yuri Fulmer (Fulmer Capital Partners), and many more.

What Makes E-Series Special?

  • Over 90% of E-Series Grads since 2003 are still in business, compared to the national average of just 50% after 5 years of starting a business
  • After taking the program, Grads experience an average annualized revenue growth rate of 40%
  • 100% of participants find the program value (over 80% find it ‘extremely valuable’)

“The energy was electric and lit a fire in me to come home and take my business to the next level! “

– Allison Chislett, IDesign Ltd, Paradise, NFLD (E-Series 2016 Grad)

“….I can’t even describe how inspired and amazed I am by the speakers at this event. To have high level leaders in the business community come talk to ME felt like a privilege I never imagined having…Basically everything was awesome.
One more thing: this is the most organized, thoughtful conference I have EVER attended.”

– Jennifer Hollinshead, Peak Resilience (E-Series 2016 Grad)

Past Participants have Included:

…just to name a few!

Ready to Take a Deep Dive? Apply to E-Series 2017!

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  1. A women entrepreneur from anywhere in Canada;
    a.  The business must be the sole focus of the entrepreneur;
    b.  and  either:
    i.  The controlling shareholder;
    ii.  Or an equal partner with up to four (4) other partners;
  2. Or an employee of a company in line to lead the company (as owner, part owner, or other);
  3. Committed to attending all of the sessions

You will be contacted within 2 weeks upon submitting your application.
Confirmation of admittance will be done on an ongoing basis until February 2017.

Cost: $2,000. Includes $1,800 for Tuition and $200 for 12 months of 1:1 Mentorship

Questions? Email or call 604-682-8115.



A limited number of grants will be available for women entrepreneurs, assisting with tuition, travel + accommodation, or both. Applying for a grant is as easy as answering a few questions in the E-Series 2017 Application.



Each E-Series graduate is paired with a mentor for 1:1 guidance, inspiration and business leadership. If you are interested in being paired with an E-Series grad for 12 months to help push their businesses to the next level, please email or call 604-682-8115.


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FWE is now seeking support from the community for E-Series 2017 grants.

If you are interested in becoming a grant donor, please contact Lisa Niemetscheck at to get involved.