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

Program cost $150

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Jodi Scott
JODI SCOTT, Coldstream
WEC Volunteer Mentor


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)
  • Female and over the age of 19
  • 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

  • In 2018/19, we have multiple intakes throughout the year. Each intake is open for one week, 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 within two weeks of receipt of applications
  • Successful applicants are accepted into the 6-month program after payment of a $150 program fee

Applications are now closed. Sign up for our eBlasts to be notified of the next intake.

Learn More

Sherry Moir

Sherry Moir
Licensed RE/MAX REALTOR, Langley
WEC Volunteer Mentor

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.

Become a Mentor

I thoroughly enjoyed working with young entrepreneurial women who not only appreciated what I had to contribute, but taught me a great deal about myself in the process.Past WEC Volunteer Mentor

The mentoring program is supported by:

Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

Province of BC