Join a Peer Mentoring Group in Your Area

Don’t go it alone with your business joys and your business challenges! Join a Peer Mentoring Group and receive support from other women entrepreneurs.

If you’re new to business, you know it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything and find balance in your life.

Our Mentoring Program is designed to help you build confidence, improve your business knowledge, increase productivity and offer you emotional support. A mentor can help you get on the track to success!

Not sure if you need a Mentor? Find out if you need a Business Advisor or Mentor >>

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How Does it Work?

Peer Mentoring Groups offer new ideas and feedback on your current business challenges with a solution-based approach.

Facilitated by an experienced woman entrepreneur in your community, the group decides the focus of each meeting based on the interests and needs of its members (e.g. work/life balance, marketing, networking skills, cash flow management).

You’ll benefit from…

  • Personalized advice
  • Guidance from an experienced woman business owner
  • New ideas and opinions from an outside perspective
  • An action plan to overcome your challenges
  • Improved business knowledge
  • New networks and partnerships within the business community
  • Emotional support and relief from the isolation of business ownership

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Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Actively operating a business in BC and generating revenue
  • In the first five years of operating your business
  • Female and over the age of 19

How Do I Apply?

We are delighted to be offering Peer Mentoring Groups in the following communities:

  • Okanagan (FULL) – Facilitated by Cathy Burrell, Cathy Burrell Consulting and WEC Client Service Coordinator
    • 7 virtual sessions: November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15
  • Victoria Area (FULL) – Facilitated by Paris Gaudet, WEC Board Member
    • 7 virtual sessions: November 17, December 1, 15, 29, January 12, 26, February 9 | 10am to 12pm
  • Lower Mainland, for Immigrant women and women of colour (FULL) – Facilitated by Manpreet Dhillon, CEO of Veza Global and WEC Entrepreneur in Residence
    • 7 virtual sessions: November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17 | 4pm to 6pm
  • Revelstoke – Facilitated by Carolyn Gibson, Owner of the Pines Business Development
    • 7 sessions, starting February 2 | 4pm to 5pm
    • Live (tentative)

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What our program participants say…

Excellent program! I especially enjoyed the peer group format – I made valuable contacts and learned a lot from my peers, as well as our mentor.
I think mentoring is so essential to help us know we don’t have to do everything alone and that we are not alone. There is support and guidance and team and collaboration and that’s what propels us forward and faster.
[The group helped me] create a community of fellow business owners, understand better what it takes to run a business, and learn from others who are at different stages of their business.

It has allowed me to be brave and reach outside my comfort zone a bit more. It feels good to be supported and to see and hear from other female entrepreneurs (especially in regards to challenges they may face).