Sage North America, leading provider of business management software and services to small and midsized businesses in Canada for more than 30 years, has announced the launch of Mentor Her Biz: The Small Business Mentorship Program for Women in partnership with Women in Biz Network.
As a supporter of Canadian small businesses, Sage has partnered with WIBN to develop a unique mentorship program designed specifically for women entrepreneurs. Nancy Harris, Sage senior vice president and general manager for Canada, will be providing her insights on the important role that mentorship can play for women small business owners and introducing the framework of the Mentor-Her-Biz program at the conclusion of her keynote today.
“Studies have shown that women have a greater propensity to succeed when they have a mentor to provide support and guidance and to serve as a sounding board for ideas. Developing a mentorship program for women business owners is a natural extension of our ongoing commitment to supporting small businesses,” Harris said. “Sage wants women entrepreneurs to #BelieveInYou, and the Mentor Her Biz program is a great way for other successful women entrepreneurs and small business owners to not only help mentees believe in themselves, but to also give back to the community and pay it forward.”
“The insight a mentee can gain from a mentor can be integral to the long-term success of a business owner, and that’s why Mentor Her Biz is so very important,” said Leigh Mitchell, Women in Biz Network founder and president. “Conversely, mentees end up enlightening their mentors on a variety of issues, helping to forge a relationship that could turn into a lifelong friendship.”
The Mentor Her Biz program is open to all Canadian women entrepreneurs and small business owners. The commitment for mentors is one hour per month for a minimum of six months. However, the mentorship does not have to end there. Potential mentors can apply at: www.go.na.sage.com/mentor, while potential mentees can apply for the program at: http://www.womeninbiznetwork.com/mentorherbiz/
More information on the Mentor Her Biz: The Small Business Mentorship Program for Women can be found at: http://www.womeninbiznetwork.com/mentorherbiz/