The Scotiabank Women Initiative is a comprehensive program to help advance women-led businesses through access to capital, education and mentorship. This program supports awareness of unconscious bias and helps address the systemic areas in financial services that impact the growth potential of women-led businesses.

Why it matters:

*Women are less likely to apply for loans for fear of having their applications denied.
*Obtaining finance is cited as a major obstacle for female-led businesses.
*Female-led companies receive only a small percentage of venture capital investment dollars in Canada.
*We want to be the go-to bank for women-led businesses in Canada.

To find out more please visit The Scotiabank Women Initiative here: