Empowering women toward Financial Autonomy

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Work

Our program is aimed for women who wish to take a step, a step toward self-reliance.

We wish to help these women emerge from a precarious situation by developing their true social and economical potential and empowering them on the long term by: starting a business, pursuing post-secondary education and returning to the workplace.


Be a source of inspiration to encourage and motivate women to find the energy and space to invest in their own development.


Offer professional training targeting the individual needs of women as well as personalized support throughout their journey.


Provide financial support in the form of grants for a return to studies, or microloans to fund a start-up business.

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Book your seats for CocktElle 2019

On May 9, the Lise Watier Foundation invites you to the 4th edition of the CocktElle...

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Book your seats for the Summer Starts May 28th event!

On May 28, the Guy Côté Family Wealth Management Team, National Bank Financial, will host...

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How to donate?

Regardless of your contribution, you can change the life of these women.
This is how you can help:

“I consider myself an entrepreneur. I’m pretty proud to say that!”

Julie D.


$790,000 net raised at the Lise Watier Foundation Ball

23 October 2018
  On October 11, the “Lights of Marrakech” Ball benefiting the Lise Watier Foundation took place under the honorary co-chairmanship of Ronald Dahms, Executive Chair, Optimum Talent,…

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Let's Start Up Program: Important Dates

April 16, 2019 – Date of next session, Quebec

May 1st, 2019 – Date of next session, Laurentians

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