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.

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 […]

Patricia Davis, Tap Bookkeeping Ltd., Campbell River

Patricia started her business, Tap Bookkeeping, in June of 2010 after working as an accounting clerk and bookkeeper for private enterprises. Patricia’s father had always been an entrepreneur, and therefore she believes the entrepreneurial spirit was always in her system. She chose to start up her own business when she saw the need for it […]

Kristy Keus, My Fit Life Now Inc., Kelowna

My Fit Life Now Inc. was established in June of 2019. After over a decade of personal training and group strength and fitness training, Kristy decided to take her knowledge and passion into the online world to better serve her clients. Meeting up with a like-minded fitness enthusiast created this incredible opportunity for My Fit […]

Gwen Bridge, Gwen Bridge Consulting Ltd, Nelson

Gwen, CEO of Gwen Bridge Consulting Ltd has worked with Indigenous peoples in the USA and Canada to improve their relationships with industry, governments and conservation groups, foster economic advancement and empower communities. Gwen started her career as a hydrologist in the Southern USA working for the Mescalero Apache, her MSc in Renewable Resources provides […]

Leah Coss, Build a Biz Kids, Port Moody

Leah Coss is on a mission to change the way we value & educate people in society. In order to prepare today’s kids for a future filled with artificial intelligence, technology and ongoing change, she has built platforms & education methodologies that promote the development of essential human skill development in children & youth. She […]

Beth Shaw, S2S Promo, Okanagan

Beth Shaw started S2S Promo in November 2003, with a single compressed t-shirt and no knowledge about the business. She started researching how she could get more of the t-shirts and it slowly started to morph into what it is today, a logo wear and promotional products business that has clients across North America. Beth’s […]

Sharon Chartrand, Say High to Okanagan Tours & Le Natural Mall, Kelowna

Sharon Chartrand

It was always Sharon’s goal to create a better life for herself and 6 children, and to ensure a better standard of living for those among whom you reside. Sharon’s company – Le Natural Mall – promotes the attainment of a more cost-effective and organic living environment for individuals and their communities. Sharon incorporated her […]

Karen Flynn, Coach K Mentorship Inc., Vancouver

Karen Flynn is a strategic business leader who understands the power of communication. She is an author, business and communication coach with Coach K Mentorship. In her business, Karen coaches entrepreneurs and senior level executives who are keen to review their business and personal brand for more effective engagement. Karen works on new strategies for […]

Judy Michaud, Transglobal Business Group Inc., Nanaimo

Judy Michaud

Judy Michaud has been in her business, Transglobal Business Group Inc., for over 21 years. Transglobal Business Group Inc. offers custom designed education programs for youth and adults in Indigenous communities and support for business owners. Transglobal Business Group is a home for people doing remarkable things in their communities through education. Prior to starting […]

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