Membership benefit we love: Monthly Thrive Mentor Circle Mastermind – RSVP now

How it works: Each month we will have a 1-hour video conference meeting for our members focused on topics our members are experiences challenges around. Mentors will follow up after the call with any specific direction and advice through our SLACK channel. The mastermind is the last Thursday of the month.


What to Expect:

Practical, mindful leadership with results-oriented action plans to help you make better decisions with the strength of a team of advisors ready to support you.

You Will Receive

  • Confidential career and business advice
  • Opportunities to brainstorm with a support group of successful business women
  • Accountability partner that will follow up with you later in the month
  • The collective advice of the group to tackle your challenges
  • Opportunity to work on your projects in a supportive group environment
  • Support and advice to balance your well-being, happiness, and health coupled with your business life
  • Access to our mentor support group (Slack)

Transformation Mentor
Jill Valentine is a co-founder of UGO Travel for Change, founder and author of Dare to be a Dandelion, and a pioneer in the transformational travel arena.  As a Transformative Travel Coach Jill harnesses the innate powers of travel and volunteerism as tools for sustainable personal and global change.  A passionate humanitarian, volunteerism specialist and world traveller, she lives by the words “Make it happen!”

Money Mentor 

Karen McAllister, The Mindful Money Coach 

Karen is a Certified Money & Business Archetype coach, non-profit leader, and spiritual seeker.
She helps individuals, couples, women in business, and mission-based organizations achieve their goals by releasing tension around their relationship with money.
With over ten years’ experience in nonprofit leadership & fund development – combined with her own path around money – make her intimately familiar with the struggles that people and organizations face.

Leadership Mentor 

Debra Christmas is a seasoned leader in the high tech field with over 35 years of experience managing all aspects of information technology.   Prior to joining Gartner Canada, Debra was Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Software Technical Sales leading a team of over 300 technical software sales professionals across North and South America, contributing to $500M in sales for HP Software.Debra is also the founder of Stiletto Gladiators, a not for profit organization delivering mentorship services, leadership assessment, development and diversity coaching.  She is a member of the Women in Business Network, WxN, and Women of Influence. She is a motivating and inspirational leader and is particularly passionate about the development of women in IT.  She is certified in Tilt365 and Leadership Circle, a comprehensive leadership assessment framework based on “Mastering Leadership”.

Sales Mentor

Patti Pokorchak, MBA, is an award-winning marketing and sales executive, with 30+years of experience at IBM, Siemens, and many start-up companies in North America and Europe. As a Business Development Strategist, she will help make your passion profitable. As an entrepreneur of 11 successful companies, having worked at and sold to big corporations such as IBM, Patti knows the problems you face and provide you with solutions that work.

Business Mentor 

Doris Chung is the founder and CEO of Publisher Production Solutions. A third-generation printer and entrepreneur, Doris has been helping publishers, authors and entrepreneurs, for over 20 years, with their print production needs. Recently launching a new division, Liquid Ink Design, she is helping CEOs and entrepreneurs bring credibility and visibility to their professional brand.

Doris is a Publisher, Print Consultant, Designer and a Creator of Visions. Doris is all about creating a solid brand for you and your company.

Career & Marketing Mentor

Leigh Mitchell is a writer, marketer and brand builder, providing clarity and growth for personal brands and businesses.As the founder of Women in Biz Network, she has taken her business from a handful of women in her neighbourhood to a national organization of over 35,000. In addition to mentorship, membership and skill-building events for women, Leigh provides services such as content writing and social media services to a variety of marketing services for business owners.

Social Media Mentor

Lucinda Coey has a background in visual design and communications. She has adapted the skill sets to many areas in the business world.  Lucinda worked for many years with Jolly Jumper in several capacities, initially in product design. Followed by a position as a trade show organizer and host.  She translated her ability to connect with industry insiders into online connections with the buying customer.  Lucinda worked in many aspects of client outreach including brand-wide packaging updates, online product photography, and social media.  Lucinda organized a nationwide online campaign to discover the new “Jolly Jumper Baby”; the face of the hallmark product.  She brings with her a visually driven social media mindset and a creative way to gain that much needed ‘hype factor’ while staying inside very tight budgetary limits.

Lucinda currently works with Women In Biz Network as our membership manager and also serves as our social media mentor. Lucinda also works with Machine-Motorsports as an online producer of content and website management.

Additional info can also be found on our membership/program options page.


We empower women with a network of diverse mentors to become more mindful leaders, help make better decisions and increase profitability for women in technology and business.

About Us: Women in Biz Network is Canada’s leading organization for empowering women through a variety of online and in-person mentorship programs for women in technology and business. Women in Biz Network provides online resources which connect professional and entrepreneurial women with mentors to increase opportunities as well as an array of online tools and information to help women succeed in business and life. Since 2010, Women in Biz Network has mentored over 2,600 women in Canada and is an online community of over 35,000. Women in Biz Network also provides marketing, events, and professional consulting services. For more information go to and connect with us on social media at @womenbiznetwork.

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