About the initiative

The Scotiabank Women Initiative is a signature program designed to increase economic and professional opportunities for all women and non-binary people to be successful, now and in the future.

Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions

We understand women's barriers in accessing financing and solutions for their owned and led businesses and ESG-focused services. If you're a woman entrepreneur or leader looking for unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions for your business or ESG-focused services for your company, we're here to help. You should have access to a financial partner who can help support your growth and financial future. We offer creative financing solutions tailored to your strategic priorities, including working capital and inventory financing, funding for capital projects, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and much more. 


Bespoke specialized education

Whether it's through live events, workshops, boot camps, or self-serve articles and podcasts available on our website, you'll have access to resources aimed to advance women's careers and elevate skills, financial confidence, and technical expertise. We offer specialized education tailored to your unique needs, through access to Scotiabank resources and expertise to help you be successful, now and in the future. 


Holistic advisory services and mentorship

When we come together, connecting women with like-minded peers and role models can inspire real change and empower development. The Scotiabank Women Initiative provides exclusive, women-centric advisory services and mentorship opportunities. Together, we can discuss challenges and barriers to women's advancement, your business, complex business programs, and more, to help spark new ideas and solutions that will support growth and development.

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The Scotiabank Women Initiative is open to all women and non-binary people. 

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