The Mentoring Programme

This programme is delivered by Women in Business, sponsored by Advance Coaching, and is ​available only 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 partnership between two people, often working in a related profession/sector and is a relationship based upon trust and respect.

The programme has grown from strength to strength, with over 50 mentors providing support and guidance to network members.

Women in Business offers places on the programme twice per annum. As a result, we are continually looking for experienced and accomplished women to mentor, who feel they can lend their knowledge and expertise to someone at an earlier stage in their career. Women in Business is delighted to offer this programme, promoting a core aim of the organisation through supporting women at all stages of their career and business development.


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 in Mentoring. Meet the Mentors.


Mentoring is most effective when it is driven by the mentee. Therefore, mentees will take ownership, through a contract, to be active, curious, open to challenge and willing to stretch their development and learning beyond their current comfort zone. Training will be provided for mentees to ensure they make the most of the opportunity and 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

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