Mentoring

Become a member of PWI Brussels to be eligible for the Mentoring Programme. 

Mentoring plays a critical role in the progression of women professionals in all sectors. According to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 63% of millennials say their leadership skills are not being fully developed. It also found that those intending to stay with their organisation for more than five years are twice as likely to have a mentor (68%), than not (32%).

This suggests that working with a Mentor can make a significant difference to find fulfilment and purpose in the professional advancement of a Mentee. Having a role model and a trusted advisor is not only inspiring, but can build confidence and lead to seeing new ways of achieving goals. Mentoring offers women the professional role models they need to ignite their professional success.

In October 2011, PWI Brussels launched its Mentoring Programme with success. Since then it provides its Mentoring Programme to its members, as well as to its affiliated PWN Global City Networks. Because diversity is a vital tool in our Mentoring Programme, our Mentors are international with some based in Belgium. 


What we can do to support you?

PWI provides an effective mentoring structure to ensure that you get the most out of your mentoring experience, upon a wide range of mentors, ensuring the best possible match for you, and following up on your progress through the mentoring cycle to ensure that the experience is a positive one. The mentoring programmes in PWI Brussels and other PWN chapters are cited in surveys as one of the top elements of satisfaction for members of the PWN Global network.

PWI brings together a group of experienced and driven women leaders. Our mission is to support those women leaders on their journey. We do not discriminate against age, background and culture. Our mentor/mentee evaluation criteria is based on the capacity and range of their impact,
and where the individual is in her career to increase her growth.


How you will benefit?

Mentoring provides a huge benefit to the “Mentee”, the person who is being mentored, by obtaining a fresh perspective on their career status, aspirations & goals from their Mentor. But did you know that mentoring provides a significant benefit to the Mentor as well?

Many Mentors have commented that their contribution as a Mentor also provided themselves with a new leadership role in women's advancement, a positive new way of looking at their own career path, as well as an incentive to reflect on where they themselves were going, how it aligns with their own aspirations & goals and the opportunity to broaden their minds through reverse mentoring.
At PWI Brussels Mentors received monthly supervision to challenge constantly themselves, this to support their mentees to the next stage.
It’s really a “win-win” exchange between Mentee & Mentor.


I'm interested in becoming a mentee
I'm interested in becoming a mentor



Are you ready to sign up for the upcoming programme? Fill out the above form between 
06/08 - 03/10/2018. Have more questions about our programme? Please contact us at mentoring@pwi.be and we'd be happy to let you know all about the Mentoring Programme.


How does the programme work?

Mentees receive a total of 8 hours of intensive 1:1 mentoring sessions over a period of 6 months via phone/Skype/WhatsApp with one of our highly experienced and professional mentors.

The Mentorship is offered at a dramatically reduced rate for PWI Brussels members, but not completely free. We ask members to contribute €180 as a fee for the programme.
Typically such a programme costs around €5,000. Through the incredible generosity of our mentors, who offer their services completely pro-bono, we are proud to be able to offer PWI mentees places at this rate. The Mentoring Fee goes to the PWI Brussels operational cost, so we, as a non profit organisation, can continue to support more women leaders in the near future.



The programme offers:

  • One initial discovery session to define goals, explore values and identify triggers, barriers, and purpose
  • Minimum 6 or maximum 8 mentoring sessions, making a total of 8h within the programme
  • Design with your mentor bi-weekly or monthly mentoring sessions to work towards goals and overcoming challenges
  • Monthly newsletter with mentoring tips and recommended readings
  • 3 monthly group calls with other fellows
  • 6 Monthly Meetups
  • Access to the private Facebook Group to deepen the learning with other Mentees
  • One hour completion session to reflect on learnings and plan for ongoing self-development
  • Programme costs: €180 


 ______________________________________________________________________


2018 Wave 1 Calendar

14 November 2017 Applications OPEN for 2018 Mentoring Wave 1
17 December 2017 Applications CLOSE for 2018 Mentoring Wave 1
08 January 2018 Matching results announced to all applicants
22 January 2018 Matches accepted
05 February 2018 -
06 August 2018 
Mentoring programme


Programme Overview

18 January 2018 Kick off event: Design Alliance and how to be 
a good mentor / mentee YOU need to be there
25 January 2018 Mentees' mandatory on-boarding call: 
How to make the most out of your mentoring
relationships
22 February 2018 Open PWI Brussels Mentee call
28 February 2018  Mentee Meet-up
29 March 2018 Open PWI Brussels Mentee call
06 August 2018 Programme ends


NOTE: Please take note of the dates below and organise ahead thoroughly. If you are selected for our
2018 WAVE 1 mentoring programme, you are expected to follow and honour the programme timeline. 



Upcoming Mentoring Events

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software