Breaking Barriers for Women Entrepreneurs: Strategies with Karen Campbell

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In this impactful episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we welcome Karen Campbell, a prominent advocate for gender equality and economic justice. Serving as the Senior Director of Community Initiatives & Policy at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Karen has been a trailblazer for women and gender-diverse individuals across Canada. Her leadership in the “Partnering for Feminist Entrepreneurship” program and other national initiatives highlights her unwavering commitment to creating an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Karen’s background in advocating for migrant workers and her current efforts in steering significant policy changes underline her passion for amplifying underrepresented voices in the business sector. This episode is set to offer enlightening perspectives on advancing a more equitable business environment.

Key Highlights:

  • Karen discusses the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s role and initiatives in supporting women and gender-diverse individuals in the business world.
  • She sheds light on the specific barriers and opportunities that women and gender-diverse entrepreneurs face in Canada.
  • Karen identifies additional supports and resources crucial for women and gender-diverse entrepreneurs in today’s business landscape.
  • She observes emerging trends in business approaches among women and gender-diverse individuals.
  • Karen offers guidance to small business owners and entrepreneurs on building more inclusive and equitable workplaces, focusing on women and gender-diverse individuals.
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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Karen Campbell for sharing her invaluable insights and her relentless dedication to promoting gender inclusivity in entrepreneurship. We are also thankful to our partners: RBC, UPS, and Xero, for their support in making this podcast a success. To our listeners, we encourage you to subscribe to CanadianSME Small Business Magazine at for more enriching and informative content. Let’s all continue to champion small businesses and contribute to the diverse and vibrant fabric of our economies. Stay tuned for more episodes that inspire and inform the entrepreneurial community.