Entrepreneurship   Employment   Education


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.


The Let’s Start Up Cocktail

The event that gives you wings!

The Foundation invites you to its new signature event for the next generation of philanthropists who support local women’s journey towards financial autonomy. In a festive atmosphere, let’s meet on June 14th at New City Gas in Montreal.


The Let’s Start Up Month with Epiderma

In April, it’s the Let’s Start Up month. Epiderma donates $20 to the Foundation for each package sold of laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, peeling, cellulite treatment or body contouring package at one of the 30 Epiderma medical-aesthetic clinics and in virtual clinics.

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

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


A program that changes lives

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


women supported towards financial independence

97 %

of participants have a better level of confidence in
their skills

100 %

acquired new knowledge and developed
their skills

45 %

are in a better
financial situation after just one year

92 %

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

Major donors

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National Bank
Fondation J.A. DeSève
Succes Finder
Power Corporation of Canada