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.

Akeela Davis, Courageous Business Culture Inc., Vancouver

Akeela Davis is the President of Courageous Business Culture Inc., and she is also a business consultant, coach, mentor, trainer, author, and speaker. Akeela honors her motivations by being of service through strategic thinking, innovative ideas, tools and techniques. She does not take myself too seriously and strives to live a centered lifestyle which includes […]

Maria Ji, Maria Ji Coaching & Consulting Ltd., Campbell River

Maria Ji is a professional business and life coach, and the owner of Maria Ji Coaching and Consulting. She works with clients in a thought-provoking and creative way that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Through her coaching process, Maria’s clients generate possibilities in love, career, abundance and self-expression that leave them […]

Rashmi Narayan, Spirited Exchanges Consulting, Valemount

Rashmi Narayan is the owner of Spirited Exchanges Consulting. Rashmi is passionate about using her skills to build common ground between individuals/groups and empowering them to build their own skills and create achievable plans. She provides consulting for individuals, businesses and non-profits in the areas of financial management, strategic planning, business startup, operational efficiencies, mediation […]

Gloria Stewart, Touchworks Communications Inc., Parksville

Gloria Stewart is a joy and abundance activist who has been an entrepreneur and teacher from the time she was a young girl. Always looking for opportunities to create change that would make a difference, it was no accident that for the past 30 years through her consulting agency Touchworks Communications Inc, she has helped […]

Carmen Wakeling, Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd., Courtenay

Carmen Wakeling

Carmen Wakeling is CEO and Co-owner of Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. Eatmore is a Certified Organic Farm producing a variety of sprouts, greens and vegetables on 3.75 acres near Courtenay, BC. Their products are sold through restaurants, grocery stores and wholesale distributors throughout Western Canada. Sprout products include: Alfalfa, Deli, Garlic, Clover, Broccoli, Sunflower […]

Tamara Thompson Levi, Shine Dance Festival, Vancouver

Tamara Thompson Levi

Tamara is the creator and director of Shine Dance Festival, an annual series of performance events that unite and empower youth with life-changing values through dance. For 25 years, Tamara has worn many hats as a dance entrepreneur producing conventions, workshops and charity events and dancing, teaching and choreographing for Calvin Klein, New Balance, Alberta […]

Mike Porter, Prospera Credit Union, Business Relationship Manager

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 a Business Relationship […]

Stefanie Curtis, Pace Creative, Vancouver

Picture of Stefanie Curtis

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, […]