Mentors

Our volunteer mentors are business owners who share their hard-earned knowledge and experience with women entrepreneurs. They offer support and guidance to Mentees, via one-to-one mentoring or peer mentoring groups, to help new business owners build confidence and achieve their goals.

Gary Faryon, Richmond

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Gary Faryon has worked for some of Canada’s most successful and iconic brands during their most dominant period over the last 35 years. His business experience stems from multiple Start-Ups, to NGO’s, to Co-Operatives to large Corporations, and Women’s Enterprise Centre is delighted to welcome him as a volunteer Mentor in our One-to-One Mentoring Program! […]

Denise Young, Tigers Eye Advisory Group Ltd., Port Alberni

Denise Young is the CEO and Founder of Tigers Eye Advisory Group Ltd., a people-focused business solutions company that values collaboration and empowerment. She is passionate about making a difference in everything she does. Denise is an empowering facilitator, looking for continuous improvement which provides cost-savings to organizations. For over 15 years she has worked […]

Corina Ludwig, FunctionFox Systems Inc., Victoria

Corina Ludwig, President at FunctionFox Systems, Inc., is widely recognized by her colleagues and clients as the glue that keeps the company together. As a member of the FunctionFox start-up team, Corina has been instrumental in facilitating the company’s growth. Organized, disciplined and focused, Corina is responsible for overseeing the FunctionFox engine, as she manages […]

Charlotte Ferreux, Thrive Coaching & Consulting, Castlegar

Charlotte Ferreux is a high performance coach, and an online entrepreneur and business owner. She is super passionate about helping others reach their highest potential, and helps her clients achieve transformational results. She mixes in a fun & compassionate, yet direct challenging approach that gets to the root of the issue, and starts to create […]

Christine Sommers, ePACT, North Vancouver

Christine Sommers co-founded ePACT in 2012, creating a network that securely shares data and communications between families and organizations before, during or after a crisis. Christine was CEO for 8 years, expanding ePACT to millions of families and hundreds of paying organizations across North America, before leaving the company in early 2020. Prior to ePACT, […]

Elizabeth Vieira-Richard, People Dynamics Inc., Prince George

Elizabeth Vieira-Richard is a coach and consultant who helps entrepreneurially-minded people to discover their own vision for their lives. She supports them with coaching in leadership, management, business and strategic planning, performance, change, and human potential. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and partnering with them to create a vision of what they want, […]

Glynis Tao, Chase your Dreams Consulting, Coquitlam

Glynis Tao has a long history of working in the apparel and fashion industry working for companies like Reebok, and her own clothing design company called Punch Brand for over 10 years. In 2018 she started Chase Your Dreams Consulting to help fashion entrepreneurs build a purposeful and profitable business so they can make a […]

Carolyn Gibson, The Pines Business Development, Revelstoke

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Carolyn Gibson found her calling helping entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses. For over 20 years she’s owned The Pines Business Development and has been helping local businesses with strategic planning, organizational development consulting, specialized training, and facilitation. Two years ago she partnered with Start-up Revelstoke to provide additional support, networking, mentoring, coaching, and training […]

Andrea Rangel, Andrea Rangel Knits, Victoria

Andrea Rangel started her business, Andrea Rangel Knits, back in 2009. Andrea Rangel Knits is a one-woman business, where Andrea makes knitting patterns and books and also teaches knitting classes. Prior to starting her business, Andrea was an elementary and middle school teacher. She didn’t exactly set out to be an entrepreneur, but she loved […]

Shahin A.M. Jones, Humeira Studios, Victoria

Shahin A. M. Jones is a Registered Clinical Counselor (10225) and Registered Art Therapist in Victoria, BC. She has over 10 years experience working with clients in hospital and community settings, including her own private studio business which she started in 2014, Humeira Studios. Humeira Studios offers individual counselling sessions and group art therapy sessions […]

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