Mentor Advisory Forums – Audio Files

Mentor Advisory Forums are a fun, high energy way for entrepreneurs to get answers to their questions on important business topics. Listen to the recordings of past Mentor Advisory Forums to get solutions, resources and new ideas from a panel of experienced entrepreneurs. View upcoming sessions >>

 


From Solopreneur to Boss: Creating Your Processes [March 20, 2019]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Sandra Graham, Founder, Get Simple Systems
  • Danison Buan, Preeminent Systems Expert & Founder of Refood

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Selling to the Government: Making Public Procurement Part of Your Plan [February 20, 2019]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Manager, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: John Johnstone, Manager of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Employment Contracts 101: Tips for Business Owners [January 23, 2019]
  • Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, Business Advisor, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Shawnee Love, President, LoveHR, West Kelowna
  • Panelist: Sofia Arisheh, Principal, Upskill Consulting, Langley

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Business Scale-Up and Productivity Program Information Session [December 12, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kaitlyn McConnell, Mentoring Coordinator & Business Analyst, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelists: Tess Menges and Katrina Siddons-Fasse, Western Economic Diversification Canada

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How to Apply for Pre-Qualification on the ProServices Supply Arrangement [November 22, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Alpana Sharma, Communications Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: John Johnstone, Project Officer, Pacific Region, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

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Sell Your Professional Services to the Government [September 19, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kaitlyn McConnell, Mentoring Coordinator & Business Analyst, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Tess Menges, Supply Specialist, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

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Everything You Want to Know About Being a Mentor But Were Afraid to Ask [August 22, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, MA CMC Business Advisor, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Debbie Palmer, Debbie Palmer Presents
  • Panelist: Kris McCleary, Kris McCleary Consulting
  • Panelist: Kaitlyn McConnell, WEC Mentoring Coordinator and Business Analyst

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Hiring the Right People for Your Business [July 25, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, MA CMC Business Advisor, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Cori Maedel, CEO, Jouta Performance Group

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Introductory Session on How to Do Business with the Government of Canada [June 7, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kaitlyn McConnell, Mentoring Coordinator, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Tess Menges, Supply Specialist, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

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Embracing Award Opportunities [April 24, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Meagan Hughes, Cottage Quilting Ltd.
  • Panelist: Bridget Field, Client Services Manager, Small Business BC
  • Panelist: Alpana Sharma, Communications Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre

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Top 10 Legal Tips for New Businesses [April 12, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Andrew Hennigar, Counsel | Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Securities, Business and Corporate Commercial, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Purchase and Sale of a Business| Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
  • Panelist: Darcy McKitrick, Associate | Public-Private Infrastructure Projects, Purchase and Sale of a Business, Private Company, Banking and Financial Services, Aboriginal Law, Driven by Women™, Business and Corporate Commercial | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

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An Introduction to Intellectual Property [March 20, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Michael Damiani, Senior Associate | Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Life Sciences, StartUp and Grow™| Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)
  • Panelist: Todd Keeler, Senior Associate | Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Patents | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

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Equality Matters: Explore #MyFeminism with BC Changemakers [March 8, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Laurel Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Fiona Macfarlane, Chief Inclusiveness Officer, Managing Partner, BC, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Panelist: Jill Earthy, WE FOR SHE Co-Chair, Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
  • Panelist: Lois Nahirney, WE FOR SHE Co-Chair, President & CEO, dnaPower Inc.

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Solving Challenges: The Government Wants to Help You Innovate [February 22, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Tess Menges, Supply Specialist, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Panelist: Amber Mousseau, Senior Advisor, Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada

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Negotiation Techniques for Women [February 8, 2018]

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The Personal Change Formula – Clear Steps to Achieve Life-Changing Goals [January 30, 2018]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Karen Bowen MA, BA, CACE, Principal/Senior Consultant/Mentor, Manager Know How

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Outside-the-Box Funding [October 24, 2017]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Jill Earthy, Chief Growth Officer, Front Fundr
  • Panelist: Julia Church, Owner, Nettles Tale Swimwear Inc.

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Get Your Business Noticed [September 27, 2017]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Baila Lazarus, Media Expert, Phase2Coaching

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Design a Better Customer Experience [June 15, 2017]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: James Grieve, Partner, Nucleus Strategies and WEC Volunteer Mentor

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Mentor Advisory Forum: Understand the Money Side of Your Business [Apr 5, 2017]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Kath Britton, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Lynn Wong, Crowe MacKay

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Mentor Advisory Forum: How to get the most out of a mentoring relationship [Jan 12, 2017]
  • Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Women’s Enterprise Centre
  • Panelist: Christina Willard-Stepan, WillStep Coaching and Facilitation
  • Panelist: Janice Lawlor-Cooper, Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe

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