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 150 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.
Women in Business offers places on the programme four 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.
Advance Coaching delivers an onboarding session to both Mentees and Mentors:
Mentee Onboarding – Needs to be competed prior to matching
  • An introduction to the Mentoring Programme with WIB
  • Exploring the values, strengths and goals you are bringing to your mentoring relationship
  • Discovering how to get great outcomes from your 12-month mentoring programme
  • Opportunity to network with other Mentees on the programme
  • Q & A session with WIB and Advance Coaching
Mentor Onboarding – We recommend attendance 
  • An introduction to the Mentoring Programme with WIB
  • Overview of core skills, mindset and toolkit you might use as a Mentor
  • Exploring how you might develop and benefit from being a Mentor
  • Opportunity to network with other Mentors on the programme
  • Q & A session with WIB and Advance Coaching
Mentee Fee: £50
There is a small admin fee for Mentees joining this programme of £50 and you do need to be a member of WIB to access the programme.
If you'd like to join this programme please download the Mentee bio and return to
Download Mentee Bio HERE
And now book your place on one of our upcoming Mentee onboarding workshops.
11th October 2019 BOOK NOW
24th January 2020 BOOK NOW
15th May 2020 BOOKING OPENS OCTOBER 2019
Prospective Mentors if you'd like to express an interest in joining the WIB Mentoring Team
Please download the Mentor bio and return to and confirm your intention to attend one of the above onboarding sessions for Mentors.
Download Mentor Bio HERE


‘ My great mentor, has taught me to scale back my business ideas into a simpler and clearer form so as to focus on my target audience. Additionally, I was able to research the market effectively to enable me to create bespoke programme. Also with her help, it is not as overwhelming when it comes to creating the vision/mission of my business and determining my unique selling point.  


We will be working on my communication skill and understanding my favoured representational systems in our next meet-up. I am looking forward to tell you more about my progress after our few meetings.’ WIB Mentee

'At every meeting, I learned as much if not more than the Mentee and I learned the importance of stretching professionally.' WIB Mentor


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.
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.

For further information please email or phone 0845 607 6041