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."