Mentor Maven Launches Female Entrepreneur Mentorship Platform
Mentor Maven, a Vancouver based platform for female entrepreneurs in the fashion and apparel industry, has launched its online mentorship program.
Breaking Down Barriers in Female Peer Networking
In a fiercely competitive industry like fashion and apparel, women are often pitted against one another to succeed. With the growing number of independently run retail and e-commerce fashion brands, the barriers to entry are low, but it can be challenging to be successful without the right support. Driven by a passion for fashion and seeing other women succeed, Mentor Maven provides meaningful mentorship for women by women. Its mission is to create a safe and welcoming online space for women to network, share industry insights, career advice, and more.
The Mentorship Experience
The mentors have been hand selected by founder Dimples (Therese) La O: an experienced retail business owner in the Philippines. Dimples started her career in fashion manufacturing at age 19 and has launched and scaled her own successful swimwear brand. Throughout her career, she always wished for a community and network of likeminded, hardworking entrepreneurial woman who were driven to succeed. Through the Empowered Startups Incubation Program, Dimples founded Mentor Maven to create a space where she and other leaders in the fashion space, can help other women succeed. The Mentor Maven Mentors are selected based on their career achievements, desire to give back, and deep industry knowledge within the fashion and retail industry. It has mentors experienced in design, operations, marketing, and manufacturing. Through its app, Mentor Maven facilitates group chats, one on one mentorship sessions, discussion panels, events, and more.
“Mentor Maven is driven by passion for fashion and seeing others succeed. We measure our success by seeing start up founders succeed. In an industry that rarely opens up and shares trade secrets, we think that all startups should be given the same opportunities to get the right guidance from mentors who have been in their shoes. Mentor Maven stands out as a platform that seeks to help you find the best mentors and eliminate the guesswork in launching a fashion start up.” – Dimples La O, Founder
The Mentor Maven platform is open to all female entrepreneurs in the fashion and retail industry who want to connect, learn, and collaborate. Mentors and mentees can communicate by text, video call, voice note, and chatroom forum discussions.
If you are interested in joining Mentor Maven as a mentor or mentee, you can visit the Mentor Maven website to get early access today.
About Mentor Maven
Mentor Maven is a Vancouver based start-up company with big goals. In the challenging and fiercely competitive world of startups, Mentor Maven’s goal is to give fashion startup founders access to savvy, experienced and successful mentors, and support.
About Empowered Startups
Empowered Startups is an Innovative Startup Incubator and foundry headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With offices in Canada, France, and Portugal, we train/mentor/ and network entrepreneurs to successfully launch new businesses in diverse markets. As a foundry we also conceive, build and launch our own products and solutions. Empowered Startups is recognized by the Canadian Government as a designated start-up business incubator and is known internationally for growing ideas into sustainable businesses using both a virtual and on-site model. Our training tools and mentorship are used and recognized by leading global university labs, Startup incubators, and innovation hubs.