The Scotiabank
Women InitiativeTM

Supporting Canada’s women-owned, women-led businesses.

Access to Capital

Providing equal access to our full suite of financing solutions to women-owned, women-led businesses in Canada.

Mentorship

Our Advisory Board helps women grow their businesses through facilitated small group mentorship sessions.

Education

We will host half-day Un-Mentorship Boot CampsTM and regional mini-boot camps that “un-teach” traditionally held ideas about how to succeed. 

Featured content

Research

Financial Knowledge & Financial Confidence — Closing Gender Gaps in Financing Canadian Small Businesses

This unique study surveyed 1,000 Canadian small business owners and advances new insights about gender differences in finance knowledge and confidence. The findings are intriguing.

Read Report