From a media release:
Canada has a new competition series, and this time the spotlight is on women entrepreneurs.
PayPal Canada, Facebook Canada and BDC – Canada’s only bank exclusively devoted to entrepreneurs – are joining AmberMac Media and Pint Glass Productions to launch HerTurn, Canada’s new online business competition series for women entrepreneurs.
HerTurn will shine the spotlight on applicants, create weekly content to inspire more female entrepreneurs and reward a deserving winner with a grand prize valued at $20,000 (cash & prizes), courtesy of PayPal Canada. After six weeks of open applications from women entrepreneurs atherturn.ca, the show’s mentors will work together to choose three finalists.
Over the course of a month, these three finalists will face challenges in small business marketing, public relations, and growth. Mentors from BDC, PayPal Canada, Facebook Canada, and other experts will provide feedback and insight along the way. Throughout the entire series, Canadians are invited to watch for weekly business tips and tactics from the HerTurnteam.
According to BDC, women entrepreneurs are fueling the Canadian economy, contributing $148 billion annually and employing 1.5 million Canadians. However, only 16 percent of all small and medium-sized businesses are majority-owned by women, a number that can only increase with ongoing attention and support.
Amber Mac, TV host, award-winning podcaster and entrepreneur will host the online competition series. Her company, AmberMac Media, is partnering with Trevor Hammond’s Pint Glass Productions to bring this series to life across digital platforms. At the end of the three-month series, the mentors will pick the winner during a live broadcast on Facebook.
Women entrepreneurs aged 18 and over from across Canada can apply to be on the series at www.herturn.ca. For more information, and partnership opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow HerTurn online using #HerTurnCA.