For Women Entrepreneur Mentorship
If you are interested in participating in a mentorship program for women entrepreneurs, here are some opportunities to explore:
- A non-profit, member-driven organization that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship through its Canadian Technology Accelerator mentorship program. Hosted by the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco and Palo Alto, this three-month program is for companies looking to get immersed in the Silicon Valley.
- Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business:
- Its Aboriginal Business Mentorship Program (ABMP): pairs Aboriginal entrepreneurs with experienced mentors for a year to help them take their business to the next level. Mentorship support is provided through in-person meetings between protégés and mentors or via email, telephone or Skype.
- Futurpreneur Canada:
- A national, non-profit organization that supports aspiring business owners aged 18-39 with mentorship options for up to two years with expert business mentors to help young entrepreneurs remain focused on what is important for the success of their business.
- Developed for women entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level by providing a monthly “Board” meeting of 15 to 20 like-minded women per group, top experts, business analysts, and presenters.
- Maple Leaf Angels:
- A non-profit organization of high-net-worth private individuals who invest in seed and early stage technology companies. Hosts one-day Curbside Mentoring events for entrepreneurs.
- WBE Canada BECOME Mentorship Program:
- This non-profit organization certifies women business enterprises (WBEs) in order to get access to corporate supply chains to facilitate business growth. Its WBE to WBE mentorship program matches those certified WBEs with a track record of success in supplier diversity markets with those who are seeking support and guidance in implementing their marketing strategy to pursue supplier diversity markets and/or other business challenges. A number of WBE Canada’s corporate members also offer mentoring programs to certified WBEs to help them access corporate supply chains.
- Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO):
- Offers confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups for women presidents and CEOs (and managing directors) of privately held companies to accelerate business growth, enhance competitiveness and promote economic security.
- Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ Excelerator:
- A one-year peer mentorship program that connects like-minded women with established businesses to learn about business operations, leadership, and strategic planning for growth.
- Manitoba Marketing Network Business Mentoring Program:
- Delivered by volunteers from the business community through the MMN, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to Manitoba's small business community. The mentoring consists of mutually agreed upon meetings between the mentors and the program participants, with a minimum of one meeting per month.
- Women's Enterprise Centre of British Columbia:
- Its One-to-One Mentoring program matches experienced entrepreneurs in British Columbia with women who are in early stages of business to create relationships based on goals, needs, industry and geography. Also offers peer advisory groups as well as mentor advisory forums.
- Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc.:
- Provides a variety of mentorship programs to expose new entrepreneurs to successful business owners who will guide and support them during the establishment of their business venture.
- Centre for Women in Business Advanced Management and Mentoring Program (AMMP):
- A peer-to-peer mentoring program for women entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada, designed to help participants address business challenges and enhance their business growth potential.
- Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE Mastermind Groups:
- Monthly meetings of like-minded businesswomen to share challenges and successes and learn from others’ experiences in a confidential, non-competitive and supportive environment. Open to women business owners in Newfoundland and Labrador whose businesses are in active stages of growth.
- Fondation de l’entrepreneurship (FDE) Réseau M:
- A community of interest “of and for” entrepreneurs across Quebec, collaborating with partner organizations, that connects mentees – both men and women – with qualified, accomplished entrepreneurs for a two-year mentoring relationship on average. (24 months on average).
- Réseau des femmes d'affaires du Québec :
- Offers a MentorL one-year mentorship program, in person or via Skype, designed for entrepreneurial women under 40.
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