Madam Chair, all I'm saying is that it's hard to be able to have economic independence if you don't have control over your body.
We have invested $1.65 billion in a women entrepreneurship strategy with the goal of doubling the number of women entrepreneurs by 2025. This means support for businesses to start up, to scale up and to be able to benefit from export opportunities. We are the only country with a trade agreement with every G7 country, but if we don't use these trade agreements to get our goods and services to those markets, they are just pieces of paper. Minister Ng is working really hard on export development, as is Minister Carr. They have asked for mentors, conferences and data.
The women entrepreneurship strategy allows for this. There is a lot of demand for these dollars, which is a good sign. It means that Canada's women are—as we see with leaders around this table—ready to take charge of their own destinies. They have great ideas and we need them. Our economy will benefit by $150 billion when we increase the participation of women equally in our workforce over the next decade. Entrepreneurship is one of the ways we are doing that.