Financial Literacy (Momentum Program for Women and Non-binary Entrepreneurs of Colour)


This workshop is part of our MOMENTUM: Investment Readiness Program for Women and Non-binary Entrepreneurs of Colour.

For more information on this free program  click here 



This free investment readiness program is a financial empowerment journey designed exclusively for equity deserving women and non-binary entrepreneurs.

It provides a supportive community and a knowledge based approach to help you master financial literacy, build a sustainable business, and harness the momentum needed for lasting success.

Workshop Highlights

The Financial Literacy workshop is designed to equip participants with essential knowledge of financial terms and concepts, laying the groundwork for a solid understanding of entrepreneurial finance, whether you're a novice in the world of finance or looking to refresh your understanding. This is also your go-to guide for acquiring foundational knowledge of financial terms and concepts for subsequent Momentum workshops.

What You'll Learn:

  • Introduction to Financial Literacy
  • Key Financial Terms and Definitions
  • Importance of Financial Literacy for Entrepreneurs
  • Understanding Financial Statements
Eligibility Criteria

This program is for women and non-binary entrepreneurs of colour who meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a woman or non-binary entrepreneur of colour
  • Age 18 or over
  • Located anywhere in Southwestern Ontario
  • Plan to seek funding within the next two years
  • In operation with some existing revenue and customers (but not necessary)
How To Apply

Click the "Register" button to select the workshop(s) you want to attend. Feel free to apply to the entire series

A confirmation email with the workshop link(s) will be sent to you with other important details

Need more information?

Book a 15 minute call with Program Managers, Filsan Farah and Veronica Antipolo: click here

About the Facilitator

Pauline Hare is a business owner and bookkeeper with 20 years of experrience in accounting roles. Pauline is passionate about empowering gender & sexual minorities in Canada to achieve equitable economic, health and social outcomes.

With lived experience as a gender & sexual minority, having overcome financial scarcity & health challenges, Pauline found a way to turn her passion into a career.


This virtual program is part of a national collaborative of organizations, The Women and Nonbinary Impact Network for Venture Capital (WIN-VC), working to provide services, programming, events, and dedicated resources to women and non-binary entrepreneurs and gender lens investors across Canada who are working towards becoming investment ready and increasing the pool of investors driven to invest in these ventures. 

WIN-VC acknowledges the support of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada. ISED has awarded funding for WIN-VC that will make the venture capital environment more inclusive for women by transforming traditional investment processes, processes and knowledge into respectful and meaningful approaches that value equity and impact with a focus on diverse women and non-binary entrepreneurs and SMEs including Black communities, Indigenous peoples, racialized populations, persons with a disability, 2SLGBTQ2+ and new Canadians.

WIN-VC est reconnaissant du soutien apporté par Innovation, Science et Développement économique (ISED) Canada. L'ISED a accordé un financement à WIN-VC qui rendra l'environnement du capital-risque plus inclusif pour les femmes en transformant les processus d'investissement traditionnels, les processus et les connaissances en approches respectueuses et significatives qui valorisent l'équité et l'impact en mettant l'accent sur les femmes diverses et les entrepreneurs non binaires et les PME, y compris les communautés noires, les peuples autochtones, les populations racialisées, les personnes handicapées, les 2SLGBTQ2+ et les néo-Canadiens.

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