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EMPOWERING WOMEN TO REACH FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Entrepreneurship   Employment   Education

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The Habanera Ball

The return of the Foundation’s annual ball

This year, we are excited to plan the return of the Lise Watier Foundation’s annual ball, which will take place on October 13 at Windsor Station. We look forward to a memorable night together in a scenery that reflects the vibrant and animated streets of Havana.

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The registration period for the fall cohort is launched!

Are you looking for a fresh start and want to undertake a transformative professional project?

The Lise Watier Foundation offers the Let’s Start Up program to women who wish to carry out a professional project related to entrepreneurship, the pursuit of post-secondary studies or the search for a more fulfilling job.

Who we are

A helping hand for women

The mission of the Lise Watier Foundation is to help women living in a situation of economic, social or professionnal vulnerability restore confidence in their capacities and to help them to undertake to achieve financial independence.

The Foundation offers women resources, training, support and access to a network to enable them to develop their self-confidence and their full professional potential.

Our intervention pillars

Encourage
Motivate women to get involved in a professional development project by giving them confidence in their abilities.
Train
Offer training and personalized coaching to help women better recognize their potential and develop their knowledge and skills.   
Support
Provide access to microloans to start a business or financial aid for education, because obtaining traditional financing is sometimes difficult.

OUR IMPACT

A program that changes lives

The issue: financial independence for women by one-third of working women earn less than $20,000 per year. 

600

women supported towards financial independence.

98 %

of participants have a better level of confidence in
their skills.

98 %

acquired new knowledge and developed
their skills.

33 %

are in a better
financial situation after just one year.

94 %

say the program is still having a positive impact on their lives one year after completing it.

Support local women today

Do you want to help women take the path to financial independence? Are you convinced that with help and support, women can achieve a transformative professional project that will ensure a better future for them and their children?

Be part of the solution!

” I felt exhausted, so I questioned my future. The program changed my life!  It allowed me to refocus on my needs and visualize where I wanted to go. I met women who gave me confidence and shared their knowledge to help me start my own business.

SONIA

Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship Stream

I am so grateful for the Lise Watier Foundation’s financial aid for studies. Thanks to this support, I have the tools I need to become professionally accomplished and to live again. I am proud of where I am today and I know that my children are too… and you can’t put a price on that.

ANDRÉE-ANNE

Let's Start Up Program, Education Stream

Go ahead, believe in your dreams because anything is possible, really, ANYTHING! Never, at 60, would I have thought it was possible… But thanks to the Let’s Start Up program, I have come out of my shell; I now realize how much potential I have, and I know I will make it. 

SYLVIE

Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship Stream

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