As part of ongoing observance of Women’s History Month 2022, the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE) highlights exceptional Black Canadian women who provide a range of entrepreneurial solutions and innovations in the Canadian marketplace. On the strength of a video reel, FACE is rising to the expertise of their own members to boldly declare ownership of women’s economic empowerment. This takes the shape of several faces and facets of entrepreneurialism in Canada, with a range of female first and female forward testimonials and profiles who declare a new normal of independent business operators.
With a selection of 8 profiles, the subject’s sectors cross multiple Canadian locations, and span interior design and curation, wine and spirits, along with personal care, financial and culinary services. These women are game makers in their respective fields, with exceptional products, designs and services which reset the landscape for Canadians consumer choices toward minimalist fashion, affordable skin and hair care, curated home decor, as well as options for inclusive banking, and more. They are:
- Emefa Kuadey
- Myriam Jean-Baptiste
- Shari Mina
- Rochelle S., Jada White and Tosin During
- Adetoun Abby Aiyeleye
- Tiffani Young
- Margaret Adekunle, MBA, CCIP Adekunle
- Sasilka Shallangwa
“At FACE, we view this Women’s History Month content as a natural progression and validation of the daily work that we do to build financial capacity for Black Canadian women. This takes the form of not only our loans, but the nationally available Training Courses, Business Support Tools, and the growing list of Ecosystem Community Partners, which are available to our members from coast to coast and in both official languages. As one of our video subjects has stated, the future is female, and at FACE, we are doing all that we can to ensure that said future is open to the FACE community in a barrier free, holistics and generational way,” Tiffany Callender (CEO, FACE).
The women profiles represent stories of FACE facilitated entry points to consumers, networks, and leaders, where members are provided with entrepreneurial courses and learnings, including Business Planning to Taxation, support tools such as templates, training modules, webinars, and more, along with the industry boosted professional offerings of expanded services for mentorship, Business Training and planning, among others.
About FACE: FACE is a national and bilingual Black-led non-profit organisation focused on providing resources and information to the Black community across Canada with the aim of accelerating wealth creation for Canadians of African descent.
In partnership with the Federal Government of Canada, FACE created a Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund to help Black business owners with access to capital investments, working capital, or additional business resources for expansion. FACE has several other major partners that help further the mission of providing Black Canadians with the necessary resources, knowledge, and confidence to not only operate successfully as Black entrepreneurs but to thrive as a community across the nation.