Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation

Creating a One-Stop-Shop for Women Entrepreneurs

RISE Windsor-Essex is a network of organizations empowering women in entrepreneurship and in STEM in Windsor-Essex. Founded by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, through partnerships with the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre, the University of Windsor’s EPICentre, Workforce WindsorEssex, WEtech Alliance, Build-A-Dream and Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network.

RISE has created a suite of services available to women in the region, by amalgamating and supporting resources with the goal of increasing the number of women in these fields. Organizations that use the RISE emblem have taken part in our Diversity and Inclusion training and have committed to helping empower women entrepreneurs and women working in STEM in Windsor Essex.

“Now more than ever, we are helping to create an environment conducive to the acceleration of women-owned businesses through partnerships with our local ecosystem and the supports across Canada and the U.S.“
Stephen MacKenzie, CEO
Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation