Our volunteer mentors are business owners who share their hard-earned knowledge and experience with women entrepreneurs. They offer support and guidance to Mentees, via one-to-one mentoring or peer mentoring groups, to help new business owners build confidence and achieve their goals.

Shaina Azad, Suva Beauty, Surrey

Shaina Azad is the founder of the cosmetic brand Suva Beauty. Her beauty products retail in over 30 different countries around the world. SUVA Beauty’s offerings include a colourful plethora of eyeshadow shades, liquid highlighters, professional tools and their very popular Hydra Liners. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? • […]

Maureen Murphy, North Star Strategic Group, Victoria

Maureen Murphy is the CEO and co-founder of North Star Strategic Group, a full service Public Affairs and Marketing firm with scalable programs to suit clients’ unique needs. Maureen has successfully promoted and protected brands for more than 20 years. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? 1. Strategic planning for […]

Laurel Anne Stark, The New Media Group, Victoria

Laurel Anne Stark is the founder of The New Media Group in Victoria. Her business specialises in online marketing strategy development and execution including web development, Google adwords, social media, email & video marketing. An accomplished speaker, author and consultant, Laurel has been featured on CNN, CTV, ShawTV, Amazon and What are your top […]

Courtney Clark, Sin 7 Salon, White Rock

Courtney Clark is the owner of Sin 7 Salon, a full service hair salon in White Rock. Her passion for business, gaining new knowledge and building a solid team has helped her create a successful business. Thanks to the exceptional service and professionalism, from 2014-2017 the business received a Salon Today 200 award – an […]

Bobbi Carpino, Bobbi Carpino Photography, Prince George

Bobbi Carpino is the owner of Bobbi Carpino Photography, located in the heart of downtown Prince George and specializes in child and family portraiture. She is known for putting her clients at ease and capturing the true essence of their personalities and relationships. As a Master Photographer, she takes pride in providing her clients with […]

Sharon Rai, Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry

Sharon Rai is the founder and owner of Sharon Rai Hair & Makeup Artistry. Since 2008, her business has set  new industry standards for luxury bridal hair and makeup excellence. In-studio, or on-location her company looks after a bride’s beauty needs from the moment she says, “I will” to the moment she says, “I do.” […]

Walter Wardrop, ProQual Consultants, Vancouver

Walter Wardrop is the founder of ProQual Consultants, helping small start-ups in a variety of roles and also assisting mature companies with their design innovation and Industrial Engineering. He retired after 18 years as an Industrial Technology Advisor of National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) in order to be an Angel Investor. […]

Raewyn Sleeman, Nimblwit Marketing Corporation, Vancouver

With 20 plus years in marketing, Raewyn Sleeman is in a unique position to help clients develop strong marketing strategies. She was also a strategic marketing advisor and mentor to Canada Post’s largest commercial customers and advertising agencies across western Canada. Her business Nimblwit Marketing Corporation provides expert marketing services and specialises in business makeovers […]

Joanne Macdonald, Peak 360 Group

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Joanne Macdonald is the founder of Peak 360 Group in Victoria. She has led global marketing and sales support programs for companies ranging from small start-ups to mid-sized business and global enterprises. She has worked with products and services spanning the tech sector including digital imaging, business process management, security, cloud and mobile offerings. She […]

James Grieve, Nucleus Strategies, Kelowna

James Grieve is a partner at Nucleus Strategies, a customer experience consulting firm in Kelowna that combines design, strategy and functional business expertise to create experiences that customers love. He is a certified management consultant (CMC) with a can-do approach to business. He is passionate about business, and has worked in a variety of industries […]

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