Report on E-business
Friday, May 25, 2001
Jennifer Evans, national director of Toronto-based DigitalEve Canada,a women's technology network, points to a number of sites she thinks are serving women well.
Among them is Journey Woman (http://www.journeywoman.com), a travel resource featuring female-friendly city sites, an international travel-tip bazaar, travel tales from women around the world, and on-line travel classifieds and links.
Another good site, she says, is one by Royal Bank of Canada for female entrepreneurs (http://www.royalbank.com/sme/women), which is full of information about starting, financing and growing a business.
Other favourite sites include Epicurious (http://www.epicurious.com) for gourmet recipes; Evite (http://www.evite.com) for on-line invitations and event planning; and OnHealth (http://mywebmd.com) for health and wellness information.
There are also sites geared to the general population that Ms. Evans says have become "a lifesaver" for women.
These include sites such as grocery-delivery service Grocery Gateway (http://www.grocerygateway.com) as well as personal-finance and investment site Quicken.ca (http://www.quicken.ca).
Another site of interest is Inventive Women (http://www.inventivewomen.com), featuring a library, discussion area, learning centre and Hall of Fame, geared to Canadian female inventors and innovators.