Inspiring and shaping the journey towards equity, diversity and inclusion.

About the Women's Executive Network Foundation

The Women's Executive Network Foundation supports the advancement and empowerment of women by contributing to charitable endeavours that align with WXN’s mission and values of equality, community, passion, and integrity. Through generous contributions from our Partners, Speakers, Members and Friends, the Women's Executive Network Foundation has been able to give over $230,000 to approximately 250 charitable and not-for-profit organizations. The Women's Executive Network Foundation also provides bursaries for our Top 100™ Wisdom™ Mentoring program, which matches high-performing women with mentors from our community of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners.

$10,000

Donated to
Girls Incorporated of Durham
2017

$10,000

Donated to Canadian Women's Foundation 2017

$15,000

Donated to Simon Fraser University Since 2015

$15,000

Donated to Concordia University Since 2015

$15,000

Donated to Southern Alberta Institute of Tech Since 2015

$5,000

Donated to Ryerson University 2017

$5,000

Donated to Wilfred Laurier University 2017

Supporting the next generation of leaders.

We are proud to announce that in 2014, the Women's Executive Network Foundation Scholarship Fund was established. Over the next five years, this Fund will provide $110,000 in entrance-level Scholarships to five universities across the country. Please see the scholarship awards below.

Foundation Scholarship Fund

Entrepreneurship Award for Indigenous Leaders Beedie School of Business at SFU

This scholarship will help support Canada’s first Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership (EMBA ABL) program, which has attracted high-potential female entrepreneurs of Indigenous ancestry. The program blends the fundamental course content of an MBA program with learnings specific to Indigenous peoples, such as Indigenous rights and title, historic community challenges, and the integration of traditional knowledge with knowledge from the management sciences.

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to offer financial assistance to and reward a deserving female student enrolled in the EMBA Indigenous Business and Leadership Program.

Criteria Selection

One award, valued at $5,000 will be offered annually to a female graduate student who fulfills the following eligibility criteria:
• has demonstrated interest or experience in entrepreneurship;
• is in good academic standing in the most recent degree program completed or in the EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership Program; and,
• is enrolled in the EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership Program.

Students must be nominated for the award by the Program Director, Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership. Students may apply on the Application for a Private Graduate Scholarship form, and the application form must be accompanied by:
• a current, unofficial SFU transcript and/or a copy of the transcript of the most recent degree program completed or partially completed;
• one letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work (if the applicant is a continuing student); and,
• a current curriculum vitae; and,
• a personal statement of goals related to the aims of the EMBA in Indigenous and Business Leadership Program

The completed application and all supporting documentation should be submitted to the office of the Program Director, Executive MBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership Program.

The completed nomination and all supporting documentation must be received by the office of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The award will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies on behalf of the Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Program Director, EMBA in Indigenous Business and Leadership.

Inspiring Leader Award SAIT Polytechnic

This Award is for an outstanding female student entering a Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering or Chemical Engineering program. They are actively involved in their community, and are a strong leader.

Criteria Selection: 

• Entrance award
• Entering one of the following programs: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering or Chemical Engineering
• Leadership and community involvement (50%)
• Academic achievement in prerequisite subjects required for admission (30%)
• Financial need (20%)
• Female applicants only

 Application Process:

• Awards are listed in the Student Awards Guide/Entrance Award Guide and require students to apply on-line
• Deadline for students to apply:  Please contact the Awards Office at SAIT Polytechnic.

Selection Process:

• The department will score the student award nominees based on program specific criteria
• SAIT’s Alumni and Development personnel will determine the award recipient based on all criteria components

Award for Young Entrepreneurs The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University

Purpose

To provide a financial award to a female student who has completed 3 Bridges to Ryerson courses through the Spanning the Gaps Program at The Chang School who has been accepted to a full time Ryerson University degree.

Number and Amount of Awards

One $5,000 award will be issued each year and celebrated at The Chang School annual awards celebration Leaders In Learning.

Eligibility & Application Information

Eligible students must:
• Be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Have successfully completed 3 Bridges to Ryerson courses through the Spanning the Gaps program at the Chang School and have achieved a 3.0 CGPS (Cumulative Grade Point Average);
• Submit a letter (no less than 250 words) to the selection committee outlining what their academic and career goals are and the impact that receiving the WXN Award could have on their future.

Selection and Administration
• The selection committee will be composed of at least three representatives from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. They will review the application information and prepare a ranked list of qualified Award recipients. They will forward their recommendation to the Dean for final approval.

WXN Young Entrepreneurs Lecture Series

Through a generous pledge of $5,000 (the “Donation”) to Ryerson from The Women’s Executive Network (WXN), an expendable fund will be created for the benefit of Ryerson’s WXN Young Entrepreneurs Lecture Series in The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. The Donor agrees that the Donation will be made in 5 annual installment payments in the amount of $1,000.
• Details of this Lecture Series to be established.

Young Female Leader Award for Creative Excellence Concordia University

The WXN Young Female Leader Award for Creative Excellence is intended to encourage and reward women students entering in a Fine Arts program at the University.

Selection and Renewability

The Scholarship shall be granted through competition to a newly-admitted full-time woman student beginning a course of study leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts on the basis of outstanding academic achievement as assessed by the University during the admission process.

The Award is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or international students. The Award is not renewable.

Selection of recipients will be adjudicated by the Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Committee (USAC) of the University. The Financial Aid and Awards Office will administer the Award.

Amounts and Terms of Grants

This Agreement provides for one (1) Award of five thousand dollars ($5,000), to be awarded each year for the following five (5) academic years:
• the 2014-2015 academic year,
• the 2015-2016 academic year,
• the 2016-2017 academic year,
• the 2017-2018 academic year, and
• the 2018-2019 academic year.

In any given year in which there are no qualified recipients, the donation shall be accumulated and awarded in the subsequent year, thereby increasing the amount of the Award or extending the number of academic years in which the Award may be granted, at the University’s discretion.

The University shall be the administrator of the Award.

Charitable Registration No.: 813848678 RR0001