Apply to be a Mentor!
TIAW has partnered with the Cherie Blair Foundation to support women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies. Three times each year, we invite outstanding male and female team members to join their distinctive Mentoring Programme as mentors. We’re pleased to invite you to be a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation in their November 2014 group. We think you have what it takes to be a fantastic mentor and represent our organisation well. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a woman entrepreneur in Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, China, Pakistan, the Philippines or a host of other countries. If you apply, you could soon embark on a mentoring relationship that could change your career and life. You can sign up now through September 30th.
How does the Mentoring Programme work? By combining mentoring with technology, the Cherie Blair Foundation is pioneering a new way of supporting women entrepreneurs. Mentoring breaks down the barriers they face. It helps to accelerate the strides these women are making and take their businesses, confidence and skills to the next level. All of the mentoring is done online using a specially-designed Google platform, which allows for great flexibility and cross-border networking and learning. Over the course of a year, you’ll meet with your mentee online two hours a month to work on goals that are tailored to her needs and your expertise.
What does it take to be a mentor? You need just two hours a month and a commitment and passion for supporting a woman as she grows and refines her business! You’ll need at least 7+ years of relevant experience and to be able to meet with your mentee for one hour every two weeks for a year. There are participants from diverse fields, sectors and countries, so chances are there is a mentee on board who could benefit from your expertise.
Mentors benefit too! Mentoring provides a tremendous learning and growth opportunity for both mentees and mentors. Mentoring has cultivated a global competency and enhanced skill set amongst mentors, which feeds back into their own work and can enrich the companies that employ them. In addition to building their CVs, gaining new skills and expanding their networks, many mentors report that their mentoring relationships were truly life changing and inspirational.
To hear directly from mentees and mentors about what mentoring means to them, check out our impact wall or blogs by Shilpa, Julian and Nicola. Apply to lend your support to a woman entrepreneur and join the next group of mentors in this distinctive programme. Click here to apply now through September 30th.
Images and information contained on this page are courtesy of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.