Inspiring and resilient women. They are models of determination and courage. They have a genuine desire to forge their own path, while working together in solidarity. They are ready to make huge efforts and to work hard! And they are going to make their dreams come true.
That’s what the Lise Watier Foundation is all about.
Discover the testimonials of women helped by the Lise Watier Foundation.
The story of Myriam.
When the call of entrepreneurship is stronger than all else.
Balancing professional dreams with being a mother of 4 children.
A graphic designer who found her place by becoming self-employed.
When immigration rhymes with career change.
Gabriela, a single mother who is going back to school with the financial aid of the Lise Watier Foundation.
Taking different paths to find her way.
Full-time mom turned successful businesswoman.
Building her business after 10 years of working in an environment that did not suit her.
A woman’s drive to success.
Our graduates on the radio
Listen to our graduates’ interviews on the radio program Intention inc., hosted by Sophia Zito and François Morin, which focuses on entrepreneurship.
- Entrevue avec Marie-Lise Andrade, présidente et directrice générale de la Fondation Lise Watier — La solidarité féminine, une histoire de famille!
- Entrevue avec Marie-Christine Ekedi — Une graduée du programme s’Entreprendre
- Entrevue avec Geneviève David et Kim Morin — Des envolées entrepreneuriales grâce au support de la Fondation Lise Watier
- Entrevue avec Dominique Nadeau — Les vertus des plantes du Québec à savourer en tisane
Other touching testimonials
Our participants speak about the program
The following testimonies confirm that the Let’s Start Up Program have a concrete impact on the participants by helping them to regain self-confidence and achieve financial independence.
” The Foundation allowed me to continue my studies and helped me by providing not only financial aid, but also by offering real support. Every month, I had feedback with my counsellor, who encouraged me… it felt good to share with someone! Today, I am proud to have completed my special education technique and I hope to help others. Many thanks from me and my six children. “KARINELet’s Start Up Program, Education stream – Special Education technique
“ The warm and caring attitude of everyone involved in the program really made a difference. The positive energy and enthusiasm of the advisors was contagious, and I would bring this amazing energy home every day. At the end of each session, I felt like I could accomplish anything! ”NINALet’s Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream
“Throughout the program, I felt so lucky to be surrounded by inspiring women and professional counsellors. I never would’ve made it on my own; now I can finally do what I really enjoy.”NATALIELet’s Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream