Learn how these women entrepreneurs secured the capital necessary to run and grow their businesses through the Scotiabank Women Initiative.
Define your success and we'll help you achieve it.
The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ breaks down barriers to increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.
Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions
Providing equal access to capital and tailored solutions for women-owned and led businesses and ESG-focused services.
Bespoke specialized education
We offer resources, tools, and workshops to advance women's careers and elevate skills, financial confidence, and technical expertise.
Holistic advisory services and mentorship
We provide inclusive, women-centric advisory services and mentorship that connect women with peers, tailored development opportunities, and expert mentors.
Success for all women
From advancing diversity and inclusion to structuring capital for your organization to managing your investments, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to break down barriers and help women pursue their best professional and financial futures.
Learn more about the initiative.
Each step taken with The Scotiabank Women Initiative opens a door.
Latest news and events
$10 Billion commitment by 2025
Our renewed $10B commitment to women-owned & led business in Canada will advance our mission to support women on their paths to success.
The Scotiabank Women Initiative expands to Jamaica, Costa Rica
The Scotiabank Women Initiative hopes to help empower strong leaders and entrepreneurs with an expansion of its mandate to Jamaica, and now Costa Rica.
The Scotiabank Women Initiative celebrates third anniversary
Scotiabank today proudly celebrates the third-year anniversary of The Scotiabank Women Initiative® with plans to expand internationally in the new year.
SWI expands internationally with launch in Jamaica
In January 2022, Scotiabank Jamaica announced the launch of The Scotiabank Women Initiative, with a commitment to deploy $3 billion Jamaican Dollars to women-owned and women-led businesses over the next three years.
Fireside chat with Rebecca Minkoff
Hear how Rebecca grew her one-person operation into a multi-million dollar global brand by facing challenges fearlessly.
How the President & CEO of Scotiabank Jamaica is supporting women — from employees to entrepreneurs.
Hear how Robin Kovitz was able to scale her business and access capital in the face of gender bias, with the help of The Scotiabank Women Initiative.
Despite not having formal fashion training, Minkoff built a fashion retail empire, and she has one key piece of advice; take risks, and don’t be scared to fail.
Two female Scotiabank executives share perspectives on becoming an effective leader.
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