Our goal is to develop a network of entrepreneurs excited about becoming long-term mentors, potential business contemporaries and allies. It is our hope that both mentee and mentor will benefit from this relationship long after the commitment to the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program is complete.

The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® (PTB) mentorship program is considered one of the most important pieces of the student's education and can be accomplished online, in-person or by combining the two opportunities. Ultimately, we ask each mentor for a one-year commitment to the student, along with an obligation to provide IEEW with quarterly progress reports. There are four ways you can mentor a student:

  • Online eMentor - provide support, advice and guidance to your student via email Skype, Zoom, etc; we recommend a minimum correspondence of 2-3 hrs per month beginning in January.
  • Mentor Team Support – use your particular expertise to support our lead mentors. The support team is on-call throughout the mentorship process; you may spend an hour total per month with students online, depending on need.
  • In Person Mentor - if chosen to be a lead mentor / host, a student whose business type matches your skills will live and work with you during Leadership Development for five days in July.
  • Business Plan Graders – These ‘mentors’ step in and evaluate student business plans and provide feedback and comments (1 – 2 hours of work per plan).

Become a Mentor!

To commit to this life-enhancing opportunity, simply complete the online application or contact Karel Ford at 405.943.4474 or

PTB / NU Pathways Mini-Course, Afghan Provinces, Fall 2021

If you speak a Persian language such as Dari or Farsi, or if you know someone that does, help us by mentoring these special women entrepreneurs of Afghanistan. Simply fill out the mentor application and mark the box pertaining to your language skills.


Check back soon for more information!

Our Mentors

PTB mentors work in a variety of industries, from agriculture, to IT, to fashion and much more.

"The opportunity to collaborate with a female entrepreneur in Rwanda has broadened my daily business awareness and expanded my knowledge." -Cathy Cruzan, President, Funds For Learning, LLC, Oklahoma City

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