Dive deeper and trust your vision enough to share it. The FWE Mentor Program encourages women entrepreneurs to push their businesses to the next level by teaming them up with business leaders for monthly 1:1 mentoring. The 2016/17 Mentor Program runs from Fall 2016 to June 30, 2017.
How Does the Mentor Program Work?
The FWE Mentor Program is a mentee-driven program that strategically pairs mentees based on their stage of business, needs, and long-term business goals, with the experience and expertise of Mentors. Pairs meet once per month for one (1) hour. Mentors may offer additional time, however they are not to be expected to do so.
The FWE Mentor Program guide outlines the role of both the Mentor and the Mentee so that there is clarity of expectations from both parties. It also includes resources for meeting set-up, a checklist for the Mentee, and additional resources for the Mentee to support them in their journey.
A formal Launch Party (November 1, 2016) and an interim event to bring the group together are included in the program. The FWE Team (604-682-8115) provides ongoing direct support to both Mentors and Mentees who have questions or concerns about their mentor relationship.
Mentor Program Launch Party: By invitation only
Join us on November 1 for deep connections + serious fun.
As our 2016/17 Mentor Program officially kicks off this month, we are having our annual FWE Mentor Program Launch Party on Tuesday, November 1, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at TELUS Garden (5th Floor). This will be a great opportunity to connect with some of the 180 Mentees and Mentors who are participating in this year’s program, and share some tips on a successful + valuable mentoring relationship. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, November 1 | 3:30 – 5:30 pm
TELUS Garden, 5th floor, 510 W Georgia St, Vancouver (map)
Getting There: Accessible by train (Vancouver City Centre). Click here for parking options.
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Receive one-on-one guidance and inspiration from industry experts or experienced entrepreneurs.Monthly check-ins with your mentor serve as a great way for you to stay accountable and reflect on personal accomplishments and challenges. We are thrilled to have paired 110+ women entrepreneurs with mentors in the program last year, and look forward to supporting you this year. Some of the incredible mentors in the past have included:
Click here for FWE Mentor Program Policies
Pay your Program Fees
If you’ve applied before the September 12, 2016 and have missed the payment deadline, kindly pay online or call the office at 604.682.8115 to reserve your spot as a Mentee.
- $150 if you are returning to the program with the same mentor.
- $250 for new Mentees, or those returning to the program who would like a new mentor.
Considering Being a Mentor to Share Your Wealth of Knowledge?
Mentors are leaders and influencers who leverage their skills, experience and insight to help a local female entrepreneur. Enjoy being an integral part of the business community.
- Exercise your knowledge and experience
- Give back to a motivated, ambitious entrepreneur
- Mentor a motivated entrepreneur for one hour once a month
- Quiz: How much do you know about mentorship?
- Build your brand as a progressive leader
- Raise your personal profile in Vancouver’s business & entrepreneurial community
- Good karma. It’s priceless.
Past mentees have included
- LeiLani Kopp | Sweet Leilani
How This Works
- Complete the application form.
- FWE will contact you during the matching process with next steps.
Become A Mentor!
Mentor Program Resources
Kindly review the Mentor Program Resources we’ve created for you to help you benefit from the FWE Mentor Program. Each document is designed to help you have a full understanding of the opportunities you have with your mentor and how to start your relationship strong to tackle your long-term business goals.
- Getting Started: Preparation for your first meeting
- Mentor Program Calendar
- Mentor Program Policies 2015/16
- Mentor Program Guide 2015/16
- Additional Resources
Need more info? Email Melodie Gingras, Mentor Program Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.682-8115.