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One-to-One Mentoring for Women Business Owners

Please note: We are not accepting applications for our One-to-One Mentoring, Peer Mentoring or Taking the Stage® programs at this time. We hope to offer them again in the future, subject to additional funding.

We continue to offer our free Mentor Advisory Forums, or you may sign up for our eBlasts to be notified of any future mentoring program opportunities.

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 Coaching.com, Coldstream
WEC Volunteer Mentor

Eligibility

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

We are not currently accepting applications for our One-to-One Mentoring program. If you are a WEC Loan Client, you may still get connected with a mentor – please contact your Business Advisor for more information.

What our mentees say…

I am so grateful for the lifetime friendship I have gained. Not only was my mentor able to guide me through organizational strategies which drastically changed the foundation of my business and set me up for even more success, but we ended up acting as sounding boards for one another.
What I learned from my mentor and the guidance she provided, in both hard and soft skills, was invaluable. Her words and guidance remain with me as I move forward into new leadership positions and business opportunities. This is a vital opportunity for any women in business—we have a lot to learn from each other!
We have a very productive relationship with open communication. She’s been keeping me on point and we’re making good progress as far as getting me towards my goals.
It’s so nice not to feel isolated and alone!

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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

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