Meet The Mentors

We’ve partnered with the best-in-class in entrepreneurship and business to provide you support and guide you through the journey of starting your own business.


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Victory Omotayo, Founder of Twenty-Four Hour Woman

A serial entrepreneur, with two prior businesses under her belt and one successful exit, Victory realized that her passion and expertise lies in starting profitable businesses and helping other women do the same. So, she sought out to create the best 100% virtual program so women everywhere can feel the power and freedom that comes with entrepreneurship.

To learn more about Victory, follow her on Instagram

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CHRISTINA GWIRA, lead developer at NOYADESIGNS

Before being a girl boss was cool, Christina was hustling her way through high-school: selling something or another. Fast forward to now, she is her own boss with over 10+ years in business and running three successful businesses. She is passionate about equipping bloggers, brand builders and business owners to create the framework to build a brand, ready to impact this digital age.

To learn more about Christina, follow her on Instagram

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eyitemi popo, founder of ayiba magazine & girls trip tours

Fuelled by her passion to empower women while elevating the African narrative globally, Eyitemi founded Ayiba Magazine, an award-winning online platform that chronicles Africa’s Renaissance and Girls Trip Tours, a transformative travel experience focused on female empowerment. She has been invited to speak at Yale, The Harvard Club, and to Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, to name a few.

To learn more about Eyitemi, follow her on LinkedIn

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Catherine chen, founder of myshoperon and ig liason

MyShoperon provides a secure community-driven last mile delivery solution. Catherine is also running her own consulting startup IG Liaison, working with companies to integrate privacy and data management into their marketing plan in order to guide strategy development and decision making. Prior to this, Catherine was the Head of Information Governance practice at Baker McKenzie.

To learn more about Catherine, follow her on LinkedIn

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avery francis, founder of bloom & sunday showers

Award winning HR expert with over 10 years of experience, Avery is also the founder of the Bridge program as well as Sunday Showers a workshop series that promotes the advancement of women in business. Formerly the Head of Talent at League and Director of Talent at Rangle.io, Avery leads the top strategic talent consultancy Bloom were she helps people and startups grow.

To learn more about Avery, follow her on Twitter

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chidinma ikebujo, co-founder & ceo of nubleen

NuBleen is a venture on a social mission to make hairstyling services easily accessible to black women in the diaspora. Chidinma is currently a graduate student in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program at the University of Waterloo. She is very passionate about entrepreneurship and how it makes the lives of people better and the world a better place. 

To learn more about Chidinma, follow her on LinkedIn

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jaclyn genovese, founder & ceo of jacflash

A multi-passionate entrepreneur. Jaclyn is a force to be reckoned with! After running a fashion boutique in 2007, she founded Jacflash, a lifestyle company with a major focus on interior design. She also runs #fitnessbyjacflash, a fitness and nutrition company that hosts monthly events for women. Spaces by Jacflash has been featured in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life and much more.

To learn more about Jaclyn, follow her on Instagram

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Aisha Addo, Founder of DriveHER Inc. & Power to Girls Foundation

Although a graduate in Business Administration Accounting, Aisha’s true passion and dedication lie in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and calling to reach their full potential. She is the recipient of many awards such as One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada.

To learn more about Aisha, follow her on Instagram

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Niyat Tekeste, April 47 Brand Management & MyCO Cosmetics

A seasoned sales professional with the proven ability to develop new business, build repeat business, and establish long-term relationships with partners and customers alike. The birth of her consulting agency is the apogee of her career, encompassing the skills she’s acquired and cultivated over her years of experience in the field of fashion. She has created an innovative platform to help businesses and brands thrive.

To learn more about Niyat, follow her on LinkedIn

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Lauren Chioma Ogbogu, former coo of Skyline Isolations

A pioneer of tech and global markets, Lauren’s last venture was spearheading the Cannabis Industry through her role scaling and creating sustainable growth models for Skyline Isolations, a CBD processor. From financial health, to marketing, to talent acquisition, Lauren takes pride in being a part of the full cycle process of growing a business, regardless of the size and/or industry it’s in.

To learn more about Lauren, follow her on LinkedIn