PARO CENTRE FOR WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE: WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN TO START AND GROW THEIR BUSINESSES IN THE OTTAWA AREA
As we move into the second year of the global Covid-19 pandemic, we realize now more than ever that supporting each other while staying apart has become vital to the survival of our businesses and indeed our wellbeing. For over 26 years, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise has provided services to enterprising women with that exact philosophy as our foundation: when women support women, amazing things can happen!
PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is a business development organization with a twist! While we develop and provide programs and services that support women in business from start-up to scale-up; from business planning and marketing to international export strategies, our main approach to strengthening women-owned businesses prioritizes #womensupportingwomen as part of a cross-provincial peer network that has grown to become one of the largest peer lending networks in North America.
With 27 Peer Lending Circles Groups and 60 organizational partners in the Ottawa region, PARO has become a beacon of inspiration for many women who wish to dream big! These dreams are realized through education, skills training, and a consistent flow of natural empowerment that comes from the message that, when it comes to your business goals, you can achieve your dreams. To support women on this journey, PARO prioritizes wellness; we believe that strength-based assets contribute to thriving successes – we work with each woman where they are, regardless of geography, socioeconomic status, or where they are on their business journey. As part of this commitment to #proudPAROwomen, our intersectional approach to supporting all women appreciates and embraces the diversity that proudly exists in our community of women in business. PARO’s services are designed to highlight and promote this diversity through empowerment strategies that support women in building resiliency in their businesses and their lives. In addition to one-on-one counselling offered by our PARO team members (six of whom live in the Ottawa region!) PARO provides access to peer mentoring and support, financial supports, online learning, exciting regular events packages with information, tactical tools, and inspiring speakers, as well as tailored programs that support women in starting and scaling their businesses.
As the world changes, we need support from like-minded dream chasers, and PARO is the place to find them. To learn more about the exciting assets PARO has to offer, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out our Facebook and LinkedIn pages,
or give us a call at 807- 625-0328 to start mapping your course to achieving your business dreams by becoming an Enterprising Woman!