What is the Mentor Program?
The Mentor Program encourages women entrepreneurs to push their businesses to the next level and supports their growth by pairing them with experienced business leaders for 1:1 mentorship (one hour per month) for 12 months.
The applications are open year-round for the Mentor Program.
Who is the Mentor Program for?
The Mentor Program is open to women entrepreneurs across Canada of all industries, sizes, and stages, from start-ups to companies over $5M in revenues. We can pair you with someone in the same city, or from another province, depending on your mentorship preferences and business needs.
2000+ Mentors & Mentees have been successfully paired since 2002
On average, 50% of pairs meet in person, while 50% meet remotely (ie. phone, video)
Mentors and Mentees are paired all across Canada
Bring Your Own Entrepreneur (BYOE) event hosted twice a year (Vancouver and Toronto) exclusively for Mentor Program participants.
Role of The Mentee:
A Mentee is willing to learn and to develop skills that will help them make good business decisions.
Lead the relationship, provide content and goals for you/your business to achieve, and manage the meetings with the Mentor.
Report to your Mentor, ask for their assistance, respect their time, and work hard.
Provide an agenda for each meeting. Include topics and documents you want to review with them.
Set up your meetings up to 2-3 months in advance and provide your Mentor with an update on your progress at each session.
Be clear about what you are looking to get out of this mentor relationship – how can your Mentor best help you?
Currently we have 20 spots available in August!
Role of The Mentor:
A Mentor is an experienced leader who donates their time to provide feedback and ideas.
Use her/his experience to guide, ask questions, and provide perspective.
A Mentor is not meant to act as business coach, advisor, or someone who gives their professional services for free.
A Mentor can’t be asked on any occasion to provide proprietary knowledge of their own or other business(es), information/plan/strategy details of how they ran their own or other business(es), unless this information is voluntarily offered by the Mentor.
The program commitment is 1 hour per month and on one or more occasions, Mentors may offer to meet for longer depending on their current capacity.
We are always looking for great Mentors to join our program.
If we can’t find you a fit right away - don’t worry! We will keep you in our pool of mentors for when the right match comes along.
I want to be a Mentee!
How does it work?
Each month, a limited number of spots are released and filled based on a first come, first served basis. However, if you apply once all the spots are filled, your name will be rolled over to the next month or when the right match comes along. Fill out the application form, complete payment and then our team will reach out with next steps!
How much does this cost?
$280 for new pairings
$170 for returning pairs (Mentee returning with same Mentor from previous year)
This fee covers the cost of administering the Mentor Program and allows us to find you the best possible mentor!
Once you’ve completed the application form, please complete payment through the link below. We’ll start working on your pairing once you have paid!