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Native Women’s Association of Canada Leaders Join the World Indigenous Business Forum to Support Global Indigenous Economic Growth

October 9, 2019

(Vancouver, BC) – In support of Indigenous economic independence, Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) President Lorraine Whitman and CEO Lynne Groulx join global Indigenous business leaders at the 10th Edition of the World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) in Vancouver.

Hundreds of participants are set to attend the WIBF, bringing both Indigenous and non-Indigenous business leaders from around the world for discussions about collective social and economic growth.

Since 2009, the WIBF has been providing support to Indigenous business people by offering networking opportunities for those who are isolated in their communities. “We are committed to helping further the economic independence of Indigenous women and their communities,” said NWAC’s CEO Lynne Groulx.

NWAC’s vision for Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people encourages the right to improve their economic conditions through employment, entrepreneurship, education and training. “Indigenous women create change and should be recognized for their participation in worldwide economic growth,” stated NWAC’s President Lorraine Whitman.

Together, with the support and attendance of NWAC’s President Lorraine Whitman and CEO Lynne Groulx at the WIBF, Indigenous economic independence will be highlighted for its worldwide importance and necessity.


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About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.