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Mentor Match is a formalized mentoring program connecting growth stage women business owners with entrepreneurs and corporate executives who have achieved success in their business in order to receive 'big-picture' thinking and advice. Mentors and Mentees meet on a monthly basis for six months to gain insights from an expert on topics that affect their business.

How to Apply for the Mentor Match Program:

  • Mentee Cost: $75 application fee, $450 program fee. (Includes evaluation and DiSC assessment)
  • Qualifications: Minimum two years in business.
  • Timeframe: 6-months, meeting a minimum of once a month.
  • Commitment: Must be open and committed to working on mutually established goals and completing all assigned homework before the next scheduled meeting.
  • Registration: Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 614-426-4252 and request a MENTEE application.

How to become a Mentor:

  • Mentor Cost: There is no cost to be a mentor, you will be volunteering your time and experience.
  • Qualifications: Minimum 8+ years in business with much experience and success.
  • Timeframe: 6-months, meeting a minimum of once a month.
  • Commitment: Must be committed to regular meetings and working to hold mentee accountable for reaching mutually established goals during the program.
  • Registration: Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 614-426-4252 and request a MENTOR application.

Mentor Directory

Our Mentors are established successful women business owners from the Central Ohio area. Mentors below are an example of the type of mentors that volunteer their valuable time to help other women business owners grow, scale and meet their individual goals and objectives that are established up front during the Mentor Match program.

 

Sally Hughes

Sally Hughes

President and CEO, Caster Connection, Inc.

Since 1987, Sally A. Hughes has served as President and CEO of Caster Connection, Inc, an industrial products manufacturer and distributor whose principle products lines include industrial casters and wheels but focus mainly on ergonomic material handling solutions. Learn more...

 

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 Mary McCarthy

President and Co-Founder, Your Management Team

Co-Founder and CEO, Women’s Small Business Accelerator

With over 20 years of experience as a small business owner, Mary has lived the challenges of starting, surviving, and growing a business understanding the hours, dedication, and focus needed to manage a successful business. Learn more... 

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Cindi Englefield

Founder and CEO, Englefield Business Advisors, LLC

Cindi Englefield took her startup educational publishing company from her dining room table to $3 million in sales and an acquisition. Now she wants to help other women entrepreneurs on the same path. Learn more...

 

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Merry Korn

President and CEO, Pearl Interactive Network

Merry Korn is the founder of Pearl Interactive Network, Inc., a social enterprise that blends a for-profit business with a social mission, providing work opportunities for the most challenged populations: veterans, disabled veterans, military spouses, people with disabilities, and people living in geographically-challenged areas. Learn more...

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Lori Kaiser

Founder and Chief Executive, Kaiser Consulting

Lori Kaiser is Founder and Chief Executive of Kaiser Consulting, a multi-million-dollar accounting and finance consulting firm who utilizes keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organization improvements and implementation of best practices. Learn more...

 

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Assistant Vice President, Benchmark Bank

Kim Coleman has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. She has extensive experience in lending, portfolio management, SBA loans, collections, and liquidation. Learn more...

 

If you are interested in becoming a program mentor, please fill out this sign-up form or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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