50 women, 50 Life Projects

50 women, 50 Life Projects Campaign


Support the professional development of women today

Since 2017, the Lise Watier Foundation has made a difference in the lives of more than 500 women, providing them with the support they need to move from a situation of economic vulnerability to a state of financial independence. Thus, these women have been empowered in their transformative professional project. As a result, they begin a fresh professional start through entrepreneurship, post-secondary education or the search of a meaningful job. 

For its 2021 edition, – due to the pandemic – our Ball makes way to the: 

 “50 Women, 50 Life Projects” Campaign 

More than ever, your help is essential to offer these determined women the support they deserve to go further. Did you know that: 

  1. In Quebec, 34% of working women earn less than $20,000 a year. 
  2. Women were hit harder professionally by the pandemic. In 2020, 2 lost jobs out of 3 were held by women. 
  3. Women are slow to return to work, which could jeopardize progress in terms of equality. 

You can make a difference by supporting the “50 Women, 50 Life Projects” Campaign

Our Goal: Raise $250,000 to help 50 Women 

Helping 1 woman in our Let’s Start Up Program costs on average $5,000. 

It’s a small price to pay, after all, considering we provide concrete means to develop skills through training, individual coaching and financial support… A springboard to develop the full professional potential of each woman and have a sustainable impact on her and her family’s future.   

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.


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.


Let's Start Up Program, Entrepreneurship stream

Major donors

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National Bank
Fondation J.A. DeSève
Power Corporation of Canada
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