Scotiabank + The Forum launches Mentorship programs for Women Entrepreneurs

The Scotiabank Women Initiative launches mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in collaboration with The Forum


TORONTO,¬†Feb. 23, 2022¬†/CNW/ – The Scotiabank Women Initiative¬ģ (SWI) in collaboration with The Forum, a Canadian charity that empowers women entrepreneurs across¬†Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive 12-month mentorship program for women entrepreneur participants of the SWI program.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative¬ģ Mentor Program, Powered by The Forum pairs early-stage and established women entrepreneurs with business leaders and experienced entrepreneurs for one-to-one mentorship. Mentors provide first-hand insight into business practices along with support and community to help women entrepreneurs build and scale their businesses.

Scotiabank Women Initiative

The Scotiabank Women Initiative Mentor Program offers several benefits such as:

  • Personalized Support & Guidance¬†through strategic pairing of business owners to provide relevant, actionable steps and advice to mentees.
  • Comprehensive Virtual Planning & Resources¬†through the Mentor Program Platform which provides in-depth guides and videos, suggested agendas, feedback forms and templates all needed to succeed in a virtual setting.
  • Accountability & Motivation¬†through careful time management, progress and goal-tracking planners.

“One of the goals of The Scotiabank Women Initiative is to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to mentorship,” said¬†Sloane Muldoon, Senior Vice President, Retail Performance and Co-Chair of The Scotiabank Women Initiative. “By strategically partnering with The Forum and pairing women entrepreneurs, we’re enabling them to share and gain first-hand insight into experienced business practice. This information exchange helps women business leaders gain the confidence and guidance needed to kickstart and grow their business.”

The Bank of Nova Scotia (CNW Group/Scotiabank)

The Forum, a Canadian charity and partner of The Scotiabank Women Initiative, has been thoughtfully pairing early-stage and established women entrepreneurs with mentors for the past 20 years and understands what makes for a perfect mentor match. Through this collaboration, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is expanding its reach to better target and serve women entrepreneurs.

“For 20 years, The Forum has been dedicated to ensuring Canadian women entrepreneurs thrive. Our partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative will help more entrepreneurs access the mentorship, resources, and community they need to be successful,” said¬†Paulina Cameron, CEO of The Forum. “We are proud to collaborate with them to expand the Mentor Program and bring even more opportunities to women entrepreneurs.”

The Forum

The Scotiabank Women Initiative is a comprehensive program designed to increase economic opportunities for all women and non-binary people so that they can achieve long-term financial success.

If you are interested in taking part in The Scotiabank Women Initiative Mentor program, contact a program expert in your region to learn more about The Scotiabank Women Initiative.

For more information on the program, visit



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