Entrepreneurial Mindset Peer Mentoring Groups

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Don’t go it alone with your business joys and your business challenges!

We know the past year has taken its toll on small businesses and the mental health of women business owners.

So, we’re offering virtual Peer Mentoring Groups this Spring, and including free resources to improve your entrepreneurial mindset!

In a Peer Mentoring Group, you’ll receive support from other women entrepreneurs, build confidence, and improve your business knowledge.

Special Series for 2021: Entrepreneurial Mindset

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).

BONUS – With this program you’ll also receive:

  • Your personalized Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® Assessment ($60 CAD value);
  • A 30-minute one-on-one debrief with a Certified EMP Practitioner; and
  • A 2-hour interactive workshop to help gain a deeper understanding of the assessment tool, insight into your own profile, and tips to create an action plan to apply your results.

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
  • Woman, or identify as a woman, and over the age of 19

Program Details

Each group will meet via Zoom for six, two-hour sessions, and the program fee of $150 is waived for this intake. Maximum 8 participants per group!

  • Group A: Facilitated by Cathy Burrell, Cathy Burrell Consulting in Kelowna, & WEC Client Service
    • Bi-Weekly starting Wednesday, March 17 from 2-4pm PT
  • Group B: Facilitated by Bobbi Carpino, Co-Owner of Salmon Valley Campground in Prince George, & WEC Entrepreneur in Residence
    • Bi-Weekly starting Monday, March 15 from 9-11am PT
  • Group C, Designed for Immigrant Women: Facilitated by Alpana Sharma, WEC Business Advisor and Immigrant Entrepreneur
    • Bi-Weekly starting Wednesday, March 17 from 2-4pm PT

Thanks to everyone who applied—we’ve received an incredible number of applications, and we’re delighted that there is so much demand for this program!

Applications are now closed, and we’re responding to applications in the order they were received. Please note: If you applied after February 9 to be added to the waitlist, you will only be contacted if a space opens up. Thank you!


What our past mentees have to say

The group was critical to help me know that I’m not on some wild and meandering path and that others have had similar questions. I became more clear about what stage I was actually at in my business. This was an empowering move! The group support was astounding.

“Not only did we share our business challenges & opportunities, but we addressed our personal concerns and anxieties in the COVID-19 landscape we found ourselves in. […] I am grateful for the quality of woman that attended and the leadership that was given.”

“SUPPORT!!!! This is what I needed most. A sense of community and not being alone. What amazing women and we were more than the sum of our parts together. So grateful for this opportunity.”


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