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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.

Held each year in April in the span of three days, 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 with whom they meet once per month for 12 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 who give real-world knowledge, such as Bev Briscoe (Chair, Ritchie Bros and Past President, Hiway Refrigeration), Terry McBride (CEO + Co-Founder of Nettwerk Music + YYoga), Yuri Fulmer (Fulmer Capital Partners), Judy Brooks (Entrepreneur + FWE Board Member), and many, 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.


2015/16 Gold Sponsor:




Mentor Appreciation Reception Sponsor




Bronze Sponsors:

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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.

Thank you E-Series 2016 Grant Donors:

Teck Resources
Amy Carruthers, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Anna Tudela
Dave Bustos, Fort Capital Partners
Dayna Holland, Dayna Holland & Associates
Donna Wadsworth, Savoury City Catering & Events
Heather Angel, Trump Foods Index
Prospera Credit Union 
Yuri Fulmer, FDC Capital Partners



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