La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is launching an initiative to support the growth of companies owned by women.

The program, Cheffes de file, will invite selected women entrepreneurs in Quebec who are leading promising companies, specifically decision-makers and shareholders of companies with sales ranging from $5 to $20 million. Functioning as a community for women entrepreneurs, the program will also include resources and information, as well as a network of experts to help entrepreneurs with more advanced growth plans.

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“At la Caisse, we have the strong conviction that, to generate wealth, Quebec’s companies need to pursue efforts to grow and globalize, and that we need even more women heading promising companies,” said Michèle Boisvert, executive vice-president for business outreach at the Caisse, in a press release. “In the last few months, we have taken the pulse of women entrepreneurs’ needs and challenges. They clearly expressed a desire to be provided with content, to have access to experts and to share best practices in order to accelerate their companies’ growth. We listened and created a made-to-measure initiative.”

The Caisse hopes to increase the number of women at the head of medium and large companies in Quebec, noted the release.

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