One-to-One Mentoring for Women Business Owners
We match women who are in the early stages of business together with experienced business owners to create successful mentoring relationships.
With support and inspiration from your Mentor, the One-to-One Program can help you manage risk, receive feedback, develop your capabilities and skills, and achieve your goals.
Mentors offer their knowledge and expertise to help their Mentee learn and grow. The voluntary sharing of knowledge, experiences, challenges and successes are the keys to a successful One-to-One Mentoring relationship.
Mentees Benefit from…
- Relief from the isolation of business ownership
- Improved business knowledge and increased confidence
- Ideas and opinions from someone with an outside perspective
- Advice and support from an experienced business owner
Successful applicants for our One-to-One Mentoring program must be:
- Actively operating a business in British Columbia and generating revenue
- In the early stages of business operation (in the first five years)
- Woman, or identify as a woman, and over the age of 19
- Preference will be given to rural, Indigenous and immigrant women
- Available for a minimum of two hours a month for six months
Pre-start-ups are not eligible for the mentoring program; however, you can seek professional guidance from our Business Advisors.
How to Apply
- We have multiple intakes throughout the year. Each intake is open for five days, during which women business owners can apply to be matched with a mentor.
- The number of matches made for each intake is dependent on the number of mentors available.
- Matches are made in the two weeks following the interview period.
- Successful applicants are accepted into the 6-month program after payment of a $150 program fee.
Thanks to everyone who applied for the One-to-One Mentoring Program! This intake is now closed and we are in the process of responding to all applicants. Please sign up for our eBlasts to be notified of future intakes.
What our mentees say…
- Find out if you need a Business Advisor or Mentor at this time.
- Meet Our Mentors
- View our One-to-One Mentoring FAQ’s
Become a One-to-One-Mentor
We are looking for experienced business owners from all BC communities who are interested in volunteering as a Mentor.