Since 2007, over 1,200 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!

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 throughout British Columbia. Adrianna runs the business out of her home in Vernon and all of their suppliers live in towns that have populations under […]

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 business provides on time, on budget, and excellent quality construction and renovation services to Vancouver Island and the mainland. Taking the leap from working for […]

Camille MacDonald, Pop Media Inc., Prince George


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 Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT, so I was really excited to find my first real, grown-up job. Lucky for me, it happened to be at […]

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 choices with her values. She originally started Amacata in 2010 to expand on a side hustle with her partner Noud de Rover, of having an […]

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 her hometown of Powell River, Alice wanted to create something fulfilling and flexible to fit her family’s schedule. She wanted to “be her own boss” […]