Our participants are strong women who have faced hardship. 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, really hard! And they are going to make their dreams come true.

That’s what the Lise Watier Foundation is all about.

Inspiring stories


Building her business after 10 years of working in an environment that did not suit her.


A woman’s drive to success

Our participants share their experience in the program

The following testimonies confirm that your donations have a concrete impact on the participants by helping them to regain self-confidence and achieve financial independence.



“The Let’s Start Up program allowed me to get out of an unhealthy environment. It helped me to concretize my project and to feel empowered as a woman. Today, I can dive head first into my entrepreneurial adventure, and it’s intoxicating!”


“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!”


“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.”


“The Let’s Start Up program helped me find my niche. I now know my strengths, and this has helped me to see all sorts of possibilities for me and my family. I feel like I’m right where I need to be, at the right moment. It’s all way beyond my expectations!”


“Throughout the program, I felt so lucky to be surrounded by inspiring women and professional advisors. I never would’ve made it on my own; now I can finally do what I really enjoy.”