Message from our founder

Let’s work together to empower women here.

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
Founder of the Lise Watier Foundation

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

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” 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 am today and 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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