Take your career to the next level with Wisdom Mentoring™.

WXN matches high-performing female leaders with mentors from our outstanding community of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners. This is a once in a life-time opportunity to learn directly from women who are at the top of their fields about the steps they took, the challenges they faced and exactly how they got to where they are now.

The program includes:

  • Three full day in-class sessions
  • Learn from top business professionals from The Beedie School of Business at SFU
  • Four one-hour meetings with one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners
  • Ongoing guidance and support from WXN on managing the mentor/protégée relationship
  • Receive a complimentary, individual membership to WXN

Applications are now closed. They will re-open again in Spring 2019.

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VENI IOZZO

Executive Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs, CIBC
Competitive, positive and engaging are the words often used to describe Veni Iozzo. She has a proven track record over her 25-year career in the financial services industry of accelerating performance. In her current role, she provides strategic leadership in the development, implementation and measurement of corporate communications across all of CIBC’s group of companies. She is also an avid volunteer in support of women’s issues and for four years was a valued member of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 board.
Veni Iozzo
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JODI KOVITZ

Chief Executive Officer, ACETECH ONTARIO Founder, #MOVETHEDIAL
Jodi Kovitz is a transformative growth and revenue strategist. She is also a passionate connector of people. Through member-based non-profit AceTech Ontario, she supports chief executive officers and executives of technology companies by providing best-in-class, peer-to-peer learning, roundtables and education. Kovitz is the founder of #MoveTheDial a movement to transform the face of tech leaders in Canada, with a mandate of advancing women to help Canada succeed on the global stage.
Jodi Kovitz
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MICHELLE ROMANOW

Co-Founder, CLEARBANC
Tech titan Michele Romanow is a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. The youngest-ever entrepreneur to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, Romanow is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms Buytopia.ca and SnapSaves (acquired by Groupon). Her latest venture, Clearbanc, provides financial services to freelancers and independent contractors. She is a two-time Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 winner.
Michelle Romanow
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SARA L. AUSTIN

Founder & Lead Director, CHILDREN FIRST CANADA Chief Executive Officer, SHELDON KENNEDY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTRE
A passionate champion for women and children and an established senior leader with 20 years of experience in the non-profit/charitable sector, Sara L. Austin has led global advocacy campaigns and shaped major public policy efforts. Her advocacy on behalf of children resulted in the UN General Assembly adopting groundbreaking legislation. Through Children First, a national non-profit, Austin is on a mission to protect and empower Canada’s children. She was recently appointed CEO of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre and also serves on the Board of Dalhousie University’s Alumni Association.
Sara L. Austin

What our protégés have to say.

  • Urooj VohraSenior Manager, Assurance, PwC

    "This program came at a great time in my career as I am making career progression decisions. My mentor session has been helpful in providing focus and guidance and I am able to share my concerns freely which I might not be able to do so with an internal mentor."

  • Nidia CeronProject Engineer, FedEx

    "Participating in the mentoring program has been very valuable to my personal and professional life. It has helped me to have a better understanding of where I am and the skills/behaviours I need to succeed."

  • Patricia ZuczekPipeline Manager, TransCanada

    "The insight and knowledge that I have gained through this experience is invaluable. It has been wonderful and inspiring to meet so many interesting and successful women."

  • Caitlin JermeyHR Business Consultant, Williams HR Consulting

    "The program has opened so many doors for my career and personal growth. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the personal reflection of the WXN Mentoring program help to facilitate"

  • Melanie McArthurSenior Manager, FedEx

    "This will change the way you look at yourself, and your career. It will provide you with tools to be the best possible version of yourself."

  • Shannon KiddSenior Manager, Communications, Rocky Mountaineer

    "I found the program extremely valuable and thought provoking; an excellent career planning tool with elements of inspiration, retrospection, and connection with peers."

  • Vanessa ForsProduct Manager, Helly Hansen

    "WXN Top 100 Mentoring program helped grow my network of similar minded women. We were introduced to successful role models who shared from their past experience. Also, the relationship that was built after being connected with my mentor is one I hope will continue."

Upcoming Programs.

Applications are now closed. They will re-open again in Spring 2019.

2018
Toronto – June 5 (mid-level executives)
& June 7 (senior executives)
Calgary – June 19
Vancouver – June 21
 

Session 1

2018
Toronto – September 5
Calgary – September 18
Vancouver – September 20
 

SESSION 2

2018
TORONTO – OCTober 30
CALGARY – NOVEMBER 13
VANCOUVER – NOVEMBER 15
 

SESSION 3

Wisdom Mentoring™ Program.

By connecting with Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award winners, Wisdom Mentoring™ mentees are exposed to opportunity that is otherwise inaccessible. The Wisdom Mentoring™ program is designed for women striving to advance in their careers and seeking the tools to excel professionally and personally. The program education sessions are delivered in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto with Top 100 Mentors participating from across Canada. To date, over 1200 women have already taken their careers to the next level because of their experience in the program.

Get all the details below!

How do I apply for the Wisdom Mentoring™ program?

There is an online application process. Please contact us now to apply.

What is the cost for enrollment?

The program cost is $1,895 plus applicable taxes.

What is the deadline for applications?

Applications are now closed. They will re-open again in Spring 2019.

Is there financial assistance available to help with the enrolment fee?

The WXN Foundation provides bursaries, which you can apply to. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

What are the benefits of joining the Wisdom Mentoring™ program?

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 executive positions;
  • Develop an extensive network of peers from across Canada and across industries;
  • Receive advice to help evaluate career goals and establish their career path while developing a personal career action plan;
  • Acquire networking skills;
  • Gain access to the WXN community and professional development activities; and,
  • Renew confidence in their own potential and abilities.
What does the program include?

The program includes:

  • Opening reception with Wisdom Mentoring™ program protégées, mentors and partners;
  • Three full days of classroom instruction presented by our Education Partner, Beedie School of Business at SFU and other leading experts;
  • Four one-hour meetings with your personal mentor, one of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ Award Winners;
  • A complimentary annual PhaseNyne/WXN membership (a value of $150).
How do I get matched with a Mentor?

There is a Mentor Matching Questionnaire after your application has been approved. From this information you provide, we will match you with an experienced Top 100 Award Winner who shares your industry, interests and/or background.

What is the duration of the program?

There are three full days of classroom sessions, as well as four one-hour meetings with your Mentor. Depending on these meetings, the Program can extend to the end of the year.

Where does the program take place?

Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary for the in-class sessions.

What are the program dates?

Session 1

  • Toronto – June 5 (mid-level executives) & 7 (senior executives)
  • Calgary – June 19
  • Vancouver – June 21

Session 2

  • Toronto – September 5 (mid-level executives) & 7 (senior executives)
  • Calgary – September 18
  • Vancouver – September 20

Session 3

  • Toronto – Oct 30 (mid-level executives) & Nov 1 (senior executives)
  • Calgary – November 13
  • Vancouver – November 15

If you don't see an answer to your question we would be happy to chat further with you!

Discover why having a mentor should be a top priority in your professional success.

Mentorship can pave the way for personal growth and open doors for career opportunities. It’s beneficial for everyone, from the high-powered executive, who is looking to make a sustainable impact; to the junior sales person, who is fresh out of school and looking to make her mark. So how do you start? And how do you find a mentor that aligns with your professional goals? Download the free guide, to find the answer to these questions and more.

Partners.

Thank you to our national instructional partners

Beedie School of Business/SFU