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.

Mike Porter, Controller, Dirt-Pro Excavating Inc., Form Pro Inc., Haul OK Inc., Kelowna

Mike Porter brings over 15 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs succeed. His professional career includes his work with Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)/Futurpreneur Canada and BMO. He has mentored and supported new and young business owners to help them live their entrepreneurial dreams. Currently, he is the Controller/Operation Manager […]

Stefanie Curtis, Pace Creative, Vancouver

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Stefanie Curtis is the CEO and co-founder of Pace Creative, a full-service communication and marketing agency providing strategy, branding, content marketing, web, print, digital, and design services. She is on her third venture in 10 years and has accumulated experience managing agencies up to 40 employees. Through her work with clients at Fortune 500, startups […]

AJ Woodworth, The Glamoury, Vancouver

AJ Woodworth is a Vancouver based successful music star turned entrepreneur. She is the founder of The Glamoury, a luxury makeup and blowout bar in Vancouver. Her business growth journey is an inspiration to other entrepreneurs. Within the first year her business won “Best Makeup in the City” from the Westender Awards and has been […]

Amy Earle, Amy Earle Coaching, Sechelt

Amy Earle loves helping small business owners create effective strategies for business growth. With more than two decades of experience in sales management and coaching, she advises clients on how to have more effective conversations and create effective life strategies to align with their personal and professional lives. As a coach with the Baraka Institute, […]

Bonita Summers, Spirit Kelowna Wellness, Kelowna

Bonita Summers helps entrepreneurs unlock their inner strengths. She is a psychic life and business coach assisting clients to understand the subconscious patterns impacting their personal and professional decisions as well as offering them strategies to address matters in the workplace and in personal relationships. With an illustrious professional career, she is in a unique […]

Angie McLeod, HIP Strategic Consulting, Maple Ridge

Angie McLeod is the founder of HIP Strategic Consulting in Maple Ridge. For more than fifteen years, she has helped women entrepreneurs in BC make strategic decisions that grow strong businesses. Angie is passionate about conversations: conversations that connect people, stimulate ideas, produce change, and engage participants in collective discovery and co-creation; conversations that enrich […]

Susan Clayton, Clayton Consulting, Vancouver

Susan Clayton has fuelled the success of many entrepreneurs. As the founder of Clayton Consulting in Vancouver, she has over 24 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs assess the financial health of their businesses. Her business offers cost-efficient financial consulting, management, and accounting services to business owners. What are your top 3 business strengths or […]

Tara Black, Origin Gluten-Free Bakery Ltd, Victoria

Tara Black is the co-owner of Origin Gluten-Free Bakery Ltd in Victoria. She trained as a chef and pastry chef and has worked in the hospitality business for 24 years. Most of her career has been spent in management and creating menus. Her focus for the last 7 years has been on growing her business […]

Lucy Gregory, Salt Design Co.,Vancouver

Lucy Gregory is the co-founder and director of Salt Design Co., a brand development, and web design agency specializing in strategic brand identities and websites for small business owners and entrepreneurs. With a passion for creating and connecting small businesses, Lucy has been merging her design and business skills for the last 10 years and […]

Susan Washington, The Washington Group, North Vancouver

Susan Washington is a learning expert, consultant and strategist. An entrepreneur since 2002, her business The Washington Group provides customized leadership, coaching and training programs so organizations can achieve their strategic change targets. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? • Organization and administrative skills • Satisfaction in work/life balance • […]

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