We offer 2 types of Mentorship Programs - Live or Virtual.


Our award winning live 5 month "Leadership Mentorship Program" matches rising star young women with mentors from diverse backgrounds.


“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the WIL Program for the amazing opportunity to grow, and to my Mentor, who has opened my eyes to a new way of being on this transformational journey.”

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Application deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Starts:  Jan, 2021


This With over 1,900 graduates this 5month 1-1 cohort mentorship program helps develop women's leadership. 

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Application deadline: July 31, 2020

Starts:  September, 2021


We are piloting a Virtual Mentorship Program run by the Ottawa Chapter.  If you are interested then email us and we will send details as they become available.   


Our award winning, five month Women in Leadership Mentorship Program matches rising star young women with women mentors from diverse industries from the business community to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and propel career advancement.

With each cohort, we are building a supportive community of professional women from diverse industries and backgrounds who want to support each other in their leadership journey. Be part of an amazing program creating positive change in the leadership and career development of women!

All applicants are matched 1-1 based on field of interest and experience. Mentees and Mentors commit to meeting together monthly for the scheduled group learning sessions as well as meeting with Mentor. You should also be available to meet on your own each month in person or via call.

Application Deadline: October 31st, 2020

Program Start Date: January 15, 2021 *DATES ARE TBC

Evening sessions (1 possible luncheon) held in downtown venues. Example Schedule (each city will have its own schedule according to holidays & school breaks):

January 12 - Launch and Workshop

February 10 - Event & Workshop 
March 10 - Workshop 
April 7 - Event & Workshop Financial Literacy
May 4 -  Leaders Roundtable Or Coaching
June 1 - Leadership Panel & Grad Reception


Mentors are typically 35+, have reached certain echelons of success, and want to give back and support a young leader with her leadership journey. All mentors are interviewed.


Once you apply/ register we will:

-  send you a matching form to fill out and return 

- arrange a telephone call or skype to interview you 

If you are not matched you recieve a full refund.

MENTEES - Fees are $350.      Register and pay  HERE

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“Being a mentor has been a very meaningful experience for me. It has made me realize how important it is for young women to have a female role model in their life. It has especially made me appreciate the mentoring I myself have received over the years.”   


“Being a part of the Women in Leadership mentorship program has helped me to develop and hone leadership and life skills that I can now use in the workplace as well as in my community.”  

"Things have been great ever since (I participated in WIL's Mentorship Program) and my career only keeps moving forward. The inspiration provided by WIL's mentoring program keeps me moving and, looking back, applying for the program was the best decision I've made while settling in Canada.”  

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the WIL Program for the amazing opportunity to grow, and to my Mentor, who has opened my eyes to a new way of being on this transformational journey.”


“It has meant having a “big sister” in the professional world to call when we’re confused! It’s been great to have a mentor who provides guidance, laughter and support.” 


“It’s a very good match. I’ve left the initiating to her. She is vision packed. We’re now working on her confidence and I’m sure she’ll accomplish that. I think it’s important to have a mentor who is there to help you with your confidence.” 

“It’s hard to find someone who wants to see you succeed, and my mentor helps me find the answers I seek.” 



​WIL has helped several organization evaluate, enhance or establish internal mentorship programs.  Having 1,900+ graduates from our own Award winning program, we have a wealth of knowledge on mentorship to share with employers.  


WIL has also lead 10+ national and regional Labor Market Partnerships for government specifically for women in targeted sectors, which has provided us with a unique perspective on development & retention of women. 

If your considering mentorship for your women we can help you with:

Internal mentorship program vs external (pros & cons)

Accessibility (how to make it inclusive and affordable for the employer)

Matching (secret ingredients )

Mentorship gone wrong (know the warning signs and managing the wrong match)

Any questions just email us:


Contact: T: 1-250-764-0009

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