About Us

Learn more about the community of women behind the scenes of the WEFI and discover why this cause is so near and dear to our hearts.
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Why women in enterprising families?

Families have always been the focus of all my endeavours, both personally and professionally. In my family, I have taken on the role of Family Leader, and by doing so I have been able to support my husband, children and grandchildren to achieve their full potential. In my career as a psychologist and a coach for family business across the globe, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of women. One of the many things I have come to realize, is that women in enterprising families often lack the support they need as individuals to achieve their personal goals. With the WEFI, I hope to empower women to strengthen themselves, and in turn their families and businesses.

- Nan-b de Gaspé Beaubien

Nan-B


Nan-B

I grew up in a family business where my mother always took the time to put family first. She instilled in me similar values. I had the benefit of having her as a mentor and coach, always guiding me along the way. That is one of the reasons why I started Beehive, a company that invests in products and services mainly used by women. I want to help and support other women as I know that it is more difficult for women to raise money and to find mentors. I have had the opportunity to advise many impressive women at different stages in their lives, many of them struggle with the following questions: How do I balance everyone’s expectations and not lose myself in the process? How do I find a little more time for myself to reflect on where I am going and how do I get there? How do I structure my life now that the children are in school full time? How can I learn to read financial statements? The list goes on. WEFI gives you the tools to help you address and find answers to some of these challenges, and helps you to become your best self, whoever that may be…..wife, career woman, volunteer, mother, charitable donor, etc.

- Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick

What we do

Community Website

Community Website

A digital space for like-minded women to share and connect with one another, to learn from each other’s wisdom and grow as individuals.

Online Education

Online Education

A curated collection of expert interviews, peer perspectives and courses addressing the themes most relevant to women in enterprising families.

Annual Event

Annual Event

An in-person workshop to dive deeper into personal wellness. It is only by strengthening the self that you may contribute to your family and business.

Research

Research

Developing a new field of study to support and fuel content development and other activities by the initiative through the publication of findings.

Women who have contributed

How can I get involved?

Partner

Partner

Connect your network and help us grow the WEFI’s reach.

Co-create

Co-create

Join us in creating new content or developing a research project.

If you want to get involved, email us at info@weficommunity.org. We look forward to connecting with you!

About the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation

The Foundation was created in 1990 by Nan-B and Philippe II de Gaspé Beaubien to give generously of their time and resources to the community. Our approach, known as “entrepreneurial philanthropy,” aims to support individuals, families in business, and organizations in becoming responsible agents of positive and sustainable change within their communities.

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About Business Families Foundation Website

Business Families Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to support, help and empower business families to ensure their sustainability and harmony for generations to come.

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