Author: Nicole Raguette
Nicole Raguette is a Calgary-based entrepreneur. Her story powerfully illustrates the impact that funding women-centered economic development programs has on entire families. It also illustrates how breaking one woman's cycle of poverty can have a positive impact that extends to the entire community. As Nicole says: “I saw myself owning my own business. I saw myself employing my neighbours. I saw myself in a different place, with a different level of confidence... It just started with one financial program, and it just grew."
When Nicole lost her full-time warehouse job and her part-time cleaning job in the same week, she didn’t know where to turn. Thankfully, a few months later, she received an email from a friend asking if she would be interested in cleaning her friend’s house bi-weekly. Things started to fall into place. Weeks later the […]