We have been nominated for the 30th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
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FireStarter is a one-stop business and solutions centre that helps women start up and grow their businesses. We harness female intellectual, social and financial capital for the specific purpose of building economic powerhouses of women investors, business founders, producers and business leaders.
We activate opportunities for women-owned enterprises to overcome barriers and fully participate in the global economy, create meaningful employment and build legacy businesses.
Our cracker jack team located across Africa, North America and Europe brings their expertise to provide one-and-done innovative solutions to start-up and scale up challenges.
Our Founder and CEO, Sharon Njobo, has been nominated for the 30th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.
The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards is the premier national awards program celebrating the achievements of the most successful in this inspiring group. Now in its 30th year, tens of thousands have been nominated and over 200 women have taken home the top awards for demonstrating excellence — from economic growth to social change, from local to global reach, across multiple sectors.
Sharon has in recent years utilized her great convening power and her unwavering support for women to establish several women-owned companies in North America. Her financial inclusion work has elevated informal women's savings clubs into legally registered and profitable business enterprises wholly owned by African immigrant women. Sharon has over the years delivered a series of in-person events, online discussions, all relating to financial inclusion and women empowerment, bringing together thousands of women. Her efforts at investing in women has also encourage women to invest in real estate in foreign markets, removing barriers to entry for many women constrained by social norms and strict financial eligibility requirements. Her commitment to women’s empowerment, financial inclusion and women’s health rights is exceptional.