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.
Our induction session will include:
  • An introduction to the Mentoring Programme with WIB
  • How your values, goals and motivation contribute to your success as a mentee or mentor
  • Exploring how to maximise your time on the Mentoring Programme
  • Q & A session with WIB and Advance Coaching
  • Opportunity to network with mentees and mentors
29th March 2019 BOOK NOW
17th May 2019 BOOK NOW
11th October 2019 BOOK NOW
24th January 2020 BOOKING OPENS MAY 2019
15th May 2020 BOOKING OPENS OCTOBER 2019
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

“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
“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