International Women's Day at Le Dolci Culinary Classroom
Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world. It is a day to recognize the progress made towards gender equality and to acknowledge the challenges that still need to be addressed.
One area where women have made significant strides is in entrepreneurship. In Canada, women-owned businesses are making significant contributions to the economy. According to a report by BDC, the number of women-owned businesses in Canada increased by 41% between 2005 and 2015, with an estimated 1.5 million women entrepreneurs operating in the country today. These businesses generate over $117 billion in revenue and employ over 1.5 million people.
Despite these impressive numbers, women entrepreneurs in Canada still face unique challenges, such as difficulty accessing funding and resources, and facing gender bias and discrimination. On this International Women's Day, it is important to not only celebrate the accomplishments of women-owned businesses like Le Dolci but to also continue advocating for gender equality in entrepreneurship and beyond.
Le Dolci is a female-owned and operated business that embodies the spirit of International Women's Day. Founded by Lisa Sanguedolce in 2010, Le Dolci is a bakery and culinary classroom located in Toronto, Canada. Sanguedolce has since built a thriving enterprise that is a testament to her resilience and passion.
At Le Dolci, women are at the forefront of every aspect of the business. From the chefs who create the delicious treats to the event planners who organize parties and corporate events, the team at Le Dolci is comprised of talented and driven women who are dedicated to their craft. The company's commitment to empowering women extends beyond its staff, as it frequently collaborates with other female-led businesses and organizations.
On this International Women's Day, I applaud all the women-owned businesses around the world. These women are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and paving the way for future generations of female entrepreneurs. I look forward to a future where gender equality in business is the norm, and women everywhere are empowered to pursue their dreams.