The Mentoring Programme

This programme is delivered by Women in Business, sponsored by Advance Coaching, and is ​available exclusively to our network members. 
 
Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which the Mentor shares knowledge, skills, information, perspective and networks to support the Mentee in personal, professional and/or business development. It is a professional relationship based upon trust and respect.
 
One of Women in Business most successful programmes, it has grown from strength to strength, with nearly 100 successful and inspirational business women now gifting their time and expertise to support and guide many women in business members. At its heart this programme promotes a core aim of the network to support women at all stages of their career and business development.
 
“My Mentor has been a hugely positive influence on me and I have been very lucky to have been placed with such an inspirational Woman.” WIB Mentee
 
Women in Business offers places on the programme three times per annum, matching 30 Mentors with 30 Mentees for a 12-month programme of mentoring support. As a result, we are continually recruiting experienced and accomplished women, who are willing to gift their knowledge and expertise to other women at an earlier stage in their careers.
 
Research has shown that the benefits of mentoring are mutual and that Mentors actually “report greater salary, greater promotion rates and stronger career success”. WIB Mentors report greater communication and leadership skills, wider networks as well as huge personal satisfaction of making a difference to another woman’s business life.
 
“At every meeting, I learned as much if not more than the Mentee and I learned the importance of stretching professionally” WIB Mentor
 
Mentors
 
Mentors are drawn from a wide range of business and professional backgrounds, assisting their Mentee in career or business development through information & skills transfer, confidence building and sharing of networks. The Mentor will be able to offer valuable knowledge, empathy and insight due to their own many years of experience. Mentors will be supported, through training and have the option to complete an ILM Certification – Introduction to Mentoring. As a Mentor you will also be given the opportunity to connect with other Mentors at dedicated CPD and networking events.
 
 
Mentees
 
Mentoring is most effective when it is driven by the Mentee. Therefore, Mentees will take ownership, through a Mentoring Agreement, to be active, fully engaged, curious, open to challenge and willing to stretch their development and learning. Training will be provided for Mentees to ensure they are fully prepared to harvest all the opportunities of the time spent with their Mentor.
 
Learn more
 
If you'd like to express an interest in taking part in the programme, please download the relevant bio form below, depending on whether you wish to be considered as a Mentor or Mentee.
 

Download Mentor Bio HERE

Download Mentee Bio HERE

 

Return completed bios to cheryl@womeninbusinessni.com