Mentees

Since 2007, over 1,400 women have participated in our mentoring programs. By working with established entrepreneurs, our mentees develop new skills, address their challenges and receive support and guidance so they can achieve their goals. These are some of their stories!

Amy Rafferty, The Velvet Underground, Whistler

Meet Amy Rafferty, the powerhouse behind The Velvet Underground, a Vintage and second-hand clothing store and a Plant-Based coffee bar based in Whistler BC.   As a passionate environmentalist, Amy was […]

Kate Pierre, Kate&Frances, Vancouver

Driven by a desire for comfortable, functional clothing, Kate Pierre founded Kate&Frances, a sustainable fashion label in 2017.  With more than just fashion and function in mind, Kate aims to […]

Janelle Eftoda and Jessie Porter, Twisted Orchid Beauty Supply, Terrace

A little over one year ago, Janelle Efoda and Jessie Porter were so excited to start a business that they jumped in headfirst. Having both worked in the beauty industry […]

Bryanne White, Wild Roots Flowers and Gifts, Burns Lake

Bryanne White is the owner of Wild Roots Flowers and Gifts, which makes custom floral designs and sells ethically sourced, environmentally conscious Canadian-made products in her shop. As a full-service […]

Angela Saxena, Lav and Kush, Vancouver

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Lav and Kush in Vancouver features clothing designed by Angela Saxena, a busy Vancouver mom-on-the-go. She wanted a clothing line for fellow women and mothers to wear at home, to […]

Adrianna Stange, Townships and Tales, Vernon

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Adrianna Stange is creating ripples of kindness across the province with her business Townships and Tales, a seasonal, curated subscription box that supports entrepreneurs, artisans, and artists in small towns […]

Ofelia Dizon, Filcon Builders, Victoria

After being an employee for almost 20 years, Ofelia Dizon felt something was missing in her career so she started her own business, Filcon Builders, to fill that void. Her […]

Camille MacDonald, Pop Media Inc., Prince George

Camille-MacDonald

As a broadcast journalism student and then as a television reporter, Camille MacDonald always had an admiration for the videography industry. “Six years ago I had just finished up the […]

Daphne Woo, Amacata Design Concepts, Gibsons

In 2009, Daphne Woo was working with Nike EMEA in the Netherlands. When a reorganization gave her the opportunity to re-evaluate her life priorities, she decided to align her career […]

Alice Ward Cameron, Alice’s Fresh Pasta, Powell River

Alice Ward Cameron, Owner of Alice's Fresh Pasta in Powell River

As an agriculture student and then as an inspector, Alice Ward Cameron greatly admired the entrepreneurial spirit and independence of food producers. When she left her job to return to […]