Our role in the community

At the Lise Watier Foundation we believe that…

  • Achieving sustainable financial autonomy leads to greater economic stability for women and a richer and more equitable society. 
  • The development of entrepreneurial skills and attitudes, the creation of a network and the implementation of a professional project allow women to achieve financial autonomy. 

As an organization working for financial independence for women, the Lise Watier Foundation offers women resources, training, support, and access to a network to enable them to develop their self-confidence and their full professional potential. 

The objectives of the Let’s Start Up Program

  1. To provide tools, knowledge and time to reflect on a realistic professional project;
  2. To offer a program that allows the development of transferable skills necessary to achieve financial autonomy;
  3. Develop entrepreneurial values regardless of the career path chosen;
  4. Offer a human, flexible and adapted support that makes a difference;
  5. Create a dynamic community of women who share the same desire to act;
  6. Maintain a connection with participants over the long term;
  7. Increase the number of women who achieve their career goals through the program;
  8. To promote the contribution of women in the program to the economic and social life.

” The Let’s Start Up Program allowed me to truly find my place. I know my strenghts, and that has sparked a host of possibilities for me and my family. I feel that I am in the right place, at the right time. All of thisiswellbeyondmy expectations! “

GENEVIÈVE
Let’s Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

Support women here today

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?

Be part of the solution!

” 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

Major donors

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National Bank
Sanimax
Fondation J.A. DeSève
RBC
CDPQ
Power Corporation of Canada
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