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.

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, […]

Shauna Allan, Modern Match Inc., Prince George

Shauna Allan is the founding entrepreneur of Modern Match Lingerie and the Bra Bra Sisterhood. She supports and empowers women to step into their confidence, one bra at a time. She has surrounded herself with powerful mentors and colleagues who have dedicated themselves to making a change in the world. She started her entrepreneurial journey […]

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

Photo of Carolyn Gibson, WEC Volunteer Mentor

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 […]

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 […]

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