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.

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 • […]

Sandra Nomoto, Public Relations Expert, Vancouver

Sandra Nomoto founded Conscious PR Inc. in 2008 and her personal blog at SandraNomoto.com. An entrepreneur and volunteer, she founded her firm at age 25 and was awarded the 2009 Volunteer of the Year by Women In Film & Television Vancouver. Since 2012, she has focused on telling the stories of purpose-driven businesses. Conscious PR […]

Caroline Lewko, Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP), Vancouver

Caroline Lewko, CEO of WIP

Caroline Lewko is the CEO of Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP). Known as the ‘connector’, Caroline has been engaged with emerging technologies for over 20 years, as a coder, funder, community builder and entrepreneur. Recognizing the importance of mobile developers in the ecosystem, she started WIP in 2006 to build and grow developer communities thru Agency […]

Naama Sireni, Lambda Solutions, Vancouver

Naama Sireni, Lambda Solutions

Naama Sireni brings a strong passion for people to her role as VP of Revenue at Lambda Solutions, recognizing that it takes a strong team approach to accomplish goals. Her infectious energy and enthusiasm shines through as Naama leads the sales, marketing and support teams to consistently meet and exceed goals and projected revenues year […]

Ashley Ramsay, Yeti Farm Creative, Kelowna

Picture of Ashley Ramsay, mentor for women in tech

Ashley Ramsay is an accomplished executive in the digital animation industry. Ashley is the co-founder and current President and CEO of Yeti Farm Creative, the largest independently-owned digital animation production studio in the Okanagan (Kelowna, BC). Previously, Ashley spent over a decade as a successful producer for a long list of well-known children’s animated properties. […]

Shaina Azad, Suva Beauty, Surrey

Shaina Azad is the founder of the cosmetic brand Suva Beauty. Her beauty products retail in over 30 different countries around the world. SUVA Beauty’s offerings include a colourful plethora of eyeshadow shades, liquid highlighters, professional tools and their very popular Hydra Liners. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? • […]

Maureen Murphy, North Star Strategic Group, Victoria

Maureen Murphy is the CEO and co-founder of North Star Strategic Group, a full service Public Affairs and Marketing firm with scalable programs to suit clients’ unique needs. Maureen has successfully promoted and protected brands for more than 20 years. What are your top 3 business strengths or areas of expertise? 1. Strategic planning for […]