La Luz Portraits supports the Lise Watier Foundation

Over the past few years, the Lise Watier Foundation had the opportunity to collaborate with La Luz Portraits, a photography studio founded by Pascale Thérien. Through its portraits, La Luz Portraits helps women embrace their beauty, both inside and out. The mission of the Lise Watier Foundation has touched the team, as the organization seeks to

« Se rassembler entre becs sucrés », an activity to support the Lise Watier Foundation

For some time now, the Lise Watier Foundation has been collaborating with A7ressources, a Quebec based company specialized in corporate training, coaching and virtual events.  In order to support the Lise Watier Foundation, A7ressources organizes a free activity next December 30th to break isolation during the holidays. The participants will cook cookies during the RELATO moment « Se rassembler entre becs sucrés ». They will later be invited to give a donation to the Lise Watier Foundation.    It’s

Mrs. Lise Watier talks about the Foundation at Benezra reçoit

On December 4th, Mrs Watier participated in the show Benezra Reçoit, hosted by Sonia Benezra and broadcasted on CREA TV. Through a friendly conversation, Mrs. Watier confided by sharing in all humility her career as a businesswoman. She talks about her accomplishments, but also obstacles she faced. “Prove them wrong” her grandfather once told her. That

The Let’s Start Up Program is now offered in English!

The Lise Watier Foundation is proud to announce that the first cohort of the Let’s Start Up program will be launched in January 2021 in Montreal in collaboration with the Women’s Y of Montreal. The Let’s Start Up program will allow participants to follow the program in English. Therefore, they will be able to use

Fall cohorts of the Let’s Start Up Program are started

The Lise Watier Foundation has put in place all the conditions so that the Let’s Start Up program can be offered safely this fall in our four regions, despite the pandemic. Women are therefore continuing their learning in its entirety and continue to receive individualized support that will allow them to develop their skills and, ultimately, approach

Ball 2020 : Le Bal … Autrement

In these times of crisis, we must think of those people in need who continue to fight and of those entrepreneurs who work hard to stay on their feet. Quebec must mobilize to get back on its feet. In order to meet the new requirements of distance, we have decided to replace the Lise Watier

2019 Graduation Ceremony

On September 4th, the 2018-2019 Let’s Start Up graduation ceremony was held at Concordia University. This year, 148 women completed the program, including 131 in entrepreneurship. The event was infused with emotions and pride, and was also the occasion for National Bank to officially confirm its commitment to the Foundation, becoming the main partner of

Let’s Start Up Program helps women in need gain financial autonomy

CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE BY BUYING UNILEVER PRODUCTS AT PARTICIPATING STORES The Lise Watier Foundation’s Let’s Start Up Program aims to help women in need gain financial autonomy through an action plan centred on entrepreneurship, education and workforce reintegration. The program provides hybrid-style training by combining online and classroom training and individual support. “We work

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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.


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.” 


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.


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