Mentoring is Caring
What will happen next?
The one-on-one professional mentorship takes place over a period of nine months.
What is PWN Global Mentoring?
Mentoring is recognised as a cost-effective and impactful way to prepare future business leaders. In the past three years, 60% of people who participated in a PWN mentoring program have gone on to achieve their life change goal, including promotions and career changes. This could be the start of the rest of your life!
Who is it for?
Mentoring can be for anyone, wherever they happen to be on their career path. A mentor is a person with whom you share your professional situation and solicit feedback from them regarding your career plans – consider the Mentor as a confidential 'sounding board' with whom you can bounce ideas around regarding possible career choices, in a neutral environment outside of your day-to-day workplace. The Mentor is not a coach – in other words, she /he will provide feedback & suggestions regarding your long-term professional plans; she will not be guiding you on day-to-day tactical tasks to keep your current job performance on track. That’s what coaches do: focus on short-term results in your current position. Mentoring focuses on mid-to-long-term career choices & goals.
Don’t assume, however, that a mentor must always be someone “older & wiser” than you are – a younger person can also mentor an older one – it’s often called “reverse mentoring”. And it can be an amazing mentoring experience as well.
When you ask someone to mentor you, remember to also think about who you could mentor….keep the virtuous circle going!
What we can do to support you
PWN provides an effective mentoring structure to ensure that you get the most out of your mentoring experience, by calling 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 programs in PWN’s city networks is cited in surveys as one of the top elements of satisfaction for members of PWN.
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 also provides a significant benefit to the Mentor as well? Many Mentors have commented that their contribution as a Mentor also provided themselves with a positive new way of looking at their own career path, as well as an incentive to reflect on where they themselves were going and how it aligns with their own aspirations & goals. It’s really a “win-win” exchange between Mentee & Mentor.
Are you interested in becoming a Mentor?
Are you interested in supporting the Mentoring Program in any way? Please get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
One of PWN Global’s key missions is to encourage mentoring among members and to encourage members to seek out senior mentors both within and outside their companies. PWN’s mentoring program is one of the “shining stars” of our network.
We look forward to seeing you join our community!
For any questions on our Mentoring Program please contact us at email@example.com