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NEWS RELEASE · 22nd July 2014
Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
FWE Brings E-Series to Northern BC, Educating and Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs

A one day event to benefit prospective and established entrepreneurs.

The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) announced that they will host their E-Series program for women entrepreneurs in Northern B.C., opening the doors to women in our northern, rural communities and across the province. On October 15th, 2014 in Prince George, FWE will feature two simultaneous workshops; E-Series Starter will include women considering starting a business; and E-Series Pro will address the needs of women with existing businesses.

“This one-day program takes all the highlights of our regular E-Series, and condenses it into a jam-packed session for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Led by well-known BC experts and entrepreneurs, such as: Judy Brooks (Co-Founder, Blo Blow Dry Bar), Jay Carvalho (Indochino Apparel Inc), Lisa Von Sturmer (Growing City) and Bev Briscoe (Past President, Hiway Refrigeration). E-Series is FWE’s longest and most successful program. 91% of all past participants are still in business, compared to the national average of 50% after five years. E-Series grads enjoy annualized revenue growth of over 40%,” said Lisa Niemetscheck, General Manager of FWE. “This year was the first time we opened E-Series up to applicants across the province and the response from Northern B.C. was so great, we knew the time was right to bring the program up north.”

E-Series North will live streamed and accessible anywhere in the province. A limited number of $1,000 grants will be awarded to women from remote areas of northern BC to cover travel and accommodation expenses to attend. Application deadline for E-Series North is August 29, 2014. E-Series North is supported by LNG-Buy BC and CN Rail.

For more information on FWE and the E-Series North, and the curriculum, visit