Meet your mentorship match

How did the best become the best – and how can you get there, too?

Wisdom Mentoring™ is all about overcoming your unique challenges. Seeing things from new perspectives. Mastering new skills. Building relationships that last a lifetime. Advancing in your career. Excelling both professionally and personally.

It is also your once-in-a-lifetime chance to get matched with one of WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ alumni! They’re rising stars. They’re at the top of their field. They’re advocates and champions for others. They’re community leaders. They’re both teachers and students. They’re an inspiration to others. They’re trailblazers and ground breakers for future generations.

 

And they are ready to share the steps they took and the challenges they faced to get where they are now with you!


Registration for Wisdom Mentoring Program is now open!

 

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Turn your ambitions into reality

One-on-one mentorship with influential female leaders is the hallmark of the Wisdom Mentoring program, which has helped more than 1,000 women advance in their careers and excel both professionally and personally. But there’s so much more to this year-long program.

  • Monthly virtual workshops led by our experienced and passionate instructors
  • Engaging content including career reflections and planning, understanding your unique talent, how to build a professional network, leadership presence, navigating difficult conversations, how to overcome impostor syndrome and so much more!
  • WXN Summer Power Lunches - allows you to stay in touch, network with your peers and share your accomplishment to-date
  • Inspiring keynotes and panel discussions with some of the country’s top female business leaders
  • Wisdom online forums to continue sharing ideas and insights
  • Four virtual one-hour meetings with one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 alumni
  • Ongoing guidance and support from WXN on managing the mentor/mentee relationship
  • A year end virtual celebration as you graduate from the program with special guest speakers!

Wisdom Mentoring is offered in partnership with and led by the SFU Beedie School of Business.

Did you know January is National Mentoring Month?
To mark the occasion, we’re launching our 2021 Wisdom Mentoring program in January 2021.

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 Wisdom Mentoring Program
 

Program Term: January - December 2021

 

 

 

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For your convenience we are offering a payment plan of 2 easy installments.

If you're not a member yet consider purchasing a WXN membership and save $300 off your program investment!

Program registration is now open

 
 
 

Success Stories from Mentors & Mentees

 


The only real currency we have is our time. I choose to spend my time investing in the greatness of others; helping them reach their potential; and ultimately, advancing the capacity of our collective future.

Denise Pothier - Mentor
Vice President, Practice Services, Vice President Indigenous Relations, Stantec



I really appreciated participating in the program, and found a lot of direction for my career. I developed a clear path forward. The session facilitators were insightful and in touch with issues we as women face in the workforce. With programs like these, you learn just as much from the people in the class. I was inspired by the discussions and sharing of this strong group of women who gathered in Calgary.

Katy McDermid - Mentee
Senior Investor Relations Advisor, Vermilion Energy



Mentoring is an opportunity to give back to someone who is striving to improve their own performance, but also continue to learn from others at the same time. It is an important step in everyone's development to have independent perspective on self-improvement, being able to find other ways to look at challenges and learn from other people's mistakes and challenges.

Patricia McLeod QC - Mentor
Board Chair and Corporate Director, Calgary Cooperative Association



My mentor brought a new perspective on the challenges I was facing and gave me coping mechanisms for dealing with stressful situations so that I didn’t end up reacting without thinking through the situation first, and learning how to pick and win my battles. I got matched with a mentor who took this process very seriously and did not just give me the minimum requirements of this program.

Chelsey Goossens B.Com, CPA, CGA - Mentee
Controller, Woodtone



When I first started in my business there wasn't anybody that I could look to for help. Now I'm committed to being what I didn't have: a mentor.

Marci Ien - Mentor
Co-Host, The Social, Bell Media



I have become a more effective leader with this course by becoming more assertive in my direction and actions.

Rachel Aldridge - Mentee
Manager, Canadian Value Chain, Husky Energy



Mentoring is paying forward the value I have received from others in my career development.

Heather Christie-Burns - Mentor
President and CEO, High Ground Energy



Throughout this year, I’ve learned the importance of relationship building. This skill was key while launching a key initiative for our company as I worked with several different departments who held crucial functions to the launch of the program. Based on what I learned from my mentor and the in-class sessions, I was able to build upon my negotiation, network building, presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written) at many levels in the organization and with suppliers outside our organization.

Karry Murphy - Mentee
Advisor, Recognition Initiatives, VIA Rail Canada



Being able to give back to up and coming leaders and to share the various mistakes I’ve made and to know that it’s never as devastating as you think – to help them to focus and find direction – that is all worthwhile and rewarding to a mentor.

Faten Alshazly - Mentor
Principal and Chief Creative Officer, WeUsThem Inc.



The connection I made with my mentor - she comes from a relatable industry to mine. [Our] calls were scheduled and always completed and she offered more than what the program suggested in terms of communication. There was genuine connection which still carries through to today! I was able to discuss my current state, and opportunities on my own path and she offered genuine guidance, from a high level point of view, which was non-bias given she is from outside of my organization.

Isabelle Hourigan - Mentee
Practice Lead, Constructions Services, Aerotek



Mentoring is experiential learning with a high; it provides for continuous learning not just for the mentee but the mentor as well. There is no higher form of learning than one achieved in this relationship.

Valerie Mann - Mentor
Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP



Mentoring is an important opportunity for professional development in that it helps us learn from others, permits validation of ideas and provides coaching. While a mentor does not have to be of the same gender as the mentee, I believe that many aspects of women’s leadership are only truly understood by women: Sharing that perspective with younger women leaders is beneficial to the mentee, the mentor and their organizations.

Lieutenant-Colonel Maureen Wellwood - Mentor
Commanding Officer, 2 Canadian Division Training Centre, Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defense



I strongly believe that we have a responsibility to share and teach some of the important lessons we have learned on our own journey to leadership. When I coach and mentor female professionals I continue to learn as well, and I am committed to providing useful guidance to help them reach their greatest potential.

Janice Price - Mentor
President and CEO, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

 

Frequently asked questions

Some of the benefits include:

● Develop a relationship with one of the most powerful women in Canada;

● Acquire new skills and knowledge to better compete for senior and executive positions or take your business to the next level;

● Develop an extensive network of peers from across Canada and across industries;

● Receive advice to help evaluate career goals and establish your career path while developing a personal career action plan;

● Acquire networking skills;

● Gain access to the WXN community and professional development activities;

● New in 2021! The WXN Career Centre helps you find your next opportunity and provides professional resources, including career advice articles, free resume critiques, and more.

  • Opportunity to learn from top business professionals from The Beedie School of Business at SFU
  • Four virtual one-hour meetings with one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 alumni
  • Build new relationships and grow your network with mentees in all different industries across Canada

Full program schedule to be announced soon! Program includes:

  • Monthly virtual workshops led by our experienced and passionate instructors
  • Engaging content including career reflections and planning, understanding your unique talent, how to build a professional network, leadership presence, navigating difficult conversations, how to overcome impostor syndrome and so much more!
  • WXN Summer Power Lunches - allows you to stay in touch, network with your peers and share your accomplishment to-date
  • Inspiring keynotes and panel discussions with some of the country’s top female business leaders
  • Wisdom online forums to continue sharing ideas and insights
  • Ongoing guidance and support from WXN on managing the mentor/mentee relationship
  • A year end virtual celebration as you graduate from the program with special guest speakers!

Your application includes a Mentor Matching Questionnaire. From the information you provide, we will match you with an experienced Top 100 Award Winner who shares your industry, interests and/or background.

The program runs from January to December 31, 2021.

Wisdom Mentoring program will be held virtually for 2021.

 

Thank you to our official educational partner

 

SFU Beedie School of Business