Message from our founder

Let’s work together to empower women here.

A word from Lise Watier

The sky is the limit, but together, we can reach for the stars!

The journey is sometimes long and arduous, and we cannot make it on our own. But if we travel together, we can all reach the final destination. When geese take flight, they travel in a V formation. Each in turn takes the lead, providing respite for those who are injured, sick or weary.

By combining forces, they can reach their destination faster and be strong enough to weather any storms along the way. This solidarity is a source of inspiration for our program because we believe that we too are much stronger when we work together.

The Let’s Start Up program wishes to help women take flight together so that they can help each other overcome any obstacles along the way as they travel towards a common destination, a place of accomplishment, autonomy, self-fulfillment, and joy.

Lise Watier
Co-founder of the Lise Watier Foundation


Graduate of the Let’s Start Up Program

The Lise Watier Foundation offers the Let’s Start Up Journey in Montreal, Quebec City, the Laurentians, Montérégie, Sherbrooke and Toronto. More than 300 women a year are committed to taking action through the Let’s Start Up Journey. They graduate with a better understanding of their strengths and skills, as well as the knowledge and tools to implement their professional project. Women thus begin a new journey towards financial independence through entrepreneurship, a return to school or a more fulfilling job.

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