Today the WEKH (Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub), in partnership with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, released their study Breaking Barriers: A Decade of Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada.

The study gives a general overview of the state of Indigenous women entrepreneurship in Canada—everything from the barriers to success we face, our unique approaches to innovation, and recommendations for how our entrepreneurial systems can better support us in our pursuits.

Using a the lens of gender and race to explore business and entrepreneurship gives us a very clear idea of the values and gifts Indigenous women bring to our businesses. It also provides a clear view of how our systems are built to undervalue our contributions and innovations, while overvaluing those of white and/or male entrepreneurs.

For report highlights and to download the full PDFs in English and French, please visit the following links:

English Report:

French Report: