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.

James Grieve, Catalyst Strategies Consulting, Kelowna

James Grieve is Senior Business Advisor at Catalyst Strategies Consulting, 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 […]

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 […]

Janice Shaben, Silvertip Promotions & Signs Inc.

Janice Shaben

Janice Shaben is the owner of Silvertip Promotions & Signs Inc., a promotional advertising company and a custom sign shop. The business has a wide array of clients ranging from corporate clients such as Rio Tinto Alcan, Imperial Metals, Home Hardware etc. to sports groups and smaller family run businesses. What are your top 3 […]

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 […]

Hillary Samson, Samson Consulting, Vancouver

Hillary Samson

Hillary Samson discovered her love for entrepreneurship when she first launched a magazine in her twenties. She soon realized that developing business skills was crucial to her business success. She decided to go back to school and complete her MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship. Later she launched Samson Consulting, with a focus on operations […]

Cathy Kuzel, The Connected Woman, North Vancouver

Cathy Kuzel

A dynamic speaker, author and business expert with a deep knowledge of the art of human connections, Cathy Kuzel has been networking and building successful business relationships for more than 25 years and is increasingly sought after as an expert on “All Things Small Biz.” “You would never know that I was rather shy when […]