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.

Walter Wardrop, ProQual Consultants, Vancouver

Walter Wardrop is the founder of ProQual Consultants, helping small start-ups in a variety of roles and also assisting mature companies with their design innovation and Industrial Engineering. He retired after 18 years as an Industrial Technology Advisor of National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) in order to be an Angel Investor. […]

Raewyn Sleeman, Nimblwit Marketing Corporation, Vancouver

With 20 plus years in marketing, Raewyn Sleeman is in a unique position to help clients develop strong marketing strategies. She was also a strategic marketing advisor and mentor to Canada Post’s largest commercial customers and advertising agencies across western Canada. Her business Nimblwit Marketing Corporation provides expert marketing services and specialises in business makeovers […]

Joanne Macdonald, Peak 360 Group

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Joanne Macdonald is the founder of Peak 360 Group in Victoria. She has led global marketing and sales support programs for companies ranging from small start-ups to mid-sized business and global enterprises. She has worked with products and services spanning the tech sector including digital imaging, business process management, security, cloud and mobile offerings. She […]

James Grieve, Nucleus Strategies, Kelowna

James Grieve is a partner at Nucleus Strategies, a customer experience consulting firm in Kelowna that combines design, strategy and functional business expertise to create experiences that customers love. He is a certified management consultant (CMC) with a can-do approach to business. He is passionate about business, and has worked in a variety of industries […]

Sherry Moir, RE/MAX, Langley, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Sherry Moir

Sherry Moir is passionate about connecting and working with women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. A licensed REALTOR®, she is a sales manager at RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty with offices in Langley, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. An experience entrepreneur, she started an integrated Alberta-based clothing business. For 10 years, she led team Pro Club designing, […]

Pam Nelson, Infusion Consulting, Kelowna

Pam Nelson

Curiosity and networking have been key to Pam Nelson’s entrepreneurial journey. Finding opportunity in every challenge motivates her. Her business, Infusion Consulting, in Kelowna provides business planning, feasibility analysis, and event production. She supports entrepreneurs and business owners through research, analysis, and planning to solve problems, seek opportunities, and get things started. Her business is […]

Pauline Stevenson, Excel Career College, Courtenay

Pauline Stevenson

Twenty-five years ago, Pauline Stevenson launched Excel Career College in Courtenay after identifying a niche market. It was a natural progression from her role as a customized accounting systems specialist at an accounting firm. Originally the business provided training support for regional businesses. Changing with times, the business transitioned into an accredited college at the […]

Lyn Firth, Lyn Firth Counselling for Women

Lyn Firth

Lyn Firth is the founder of Lyn Firth Counselling for Women. Her business provides counselling and life coaching for women, helping them overcome barriers to personal and professional Success. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? 1. Business Development/Human Resources 2. Needs assessment 3. Counselor and Life Coach What are your […]

Gale Anson, Gale Force Management Ltd.

Gale Anson

Gale Anson is the founder of Gale Force Management Ltd. Her business provides custom computer training specializing in Microsoft applications and Sage 50 accounting. Earlier, She has spent 30 successful years as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? Financial management Operations HR training What […]

Gita Badiyan, Kiva Corporate Solutions

Gita Badiyan

Gita Badiyan is the founder of Kiva Corporate Solutions. From leadership training to executive coaching and consulting, Kiva Corporate Solutions has been equipping people with the skills they need to distinguish themselves in their industry. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? 1. Leadership development 2. Executive coaching 3. Management training […]