Mentoring

Become a member, and you will be eligible to join our highly regarded mentoring program. Mentoring is recognized as an impactful way to prepare future business leaders. In the past three years 60% of people who participated in a PWN mentoring programme 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!  

Mentoring can be for anyone, wherever they happen to be on their career path. The mentoring relationship provides our members with an invaluable resource for growth. A mentor is a person with whom you share your professional situation and solicit feedback from them regarding your plans. They can act as sounding boards, connectors, advisors, problem-solvers, accountability partners, and much more. Women who achieve professional success often state that mentoring relationships during their professional journey—both formal and informal—are instrumental to that success. 

 

Dates for the Autumn 2017 Program

September 4th to October 15th
Application period to register as a mentee and/or mentor
October 6th
Mentor Kick-Off Event at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Sophia Antipolis
November 1st 
Mentees will be informed of their mentor no later than this date
November 1st 
Mentoring PDF package will be emailed to all mentors and mentees
November 2017 to November 2018
Mentors and Mentees will have at least 10 mentoring sessions
   

PWN Nice-Côte d’Azur offers a mentoring program to our members, bi-annually. Our goal is to provide female professionals with an opportunity to get support for their professional growth from a local professional. The support can be in the areas of professional or personal development. Individual targets are set by each mentor-mentee pair. 

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a partnership between two adults. Traditional mentoring is thought of as an expert (mentor)/novice (mentee) pairing, but the role of mentor and mentee has changed, and you can now find Peer or Parallel Mentoring, where two people are working together to reach a common goal, and also Reverse Mentoring, where a younger person is guiding an older and more experienced person in areas like technology, social media, and current trends. 

There is no formal qualification to be a mentor. You only need to be willing to share personal experiences and knowledge, and reflect deeply with the other person in a non-judgmental manner.   

Who can be a mentee in PWN Nice-Côte d’Azur  Program?

Anyone—well any woman! In order to fully participate in the program, you must be a PWN Nice-Côte d’Azur  Premium member. If you have not yet subscribed to our Premium membership plan, please see the details and register here. The cost is 100€ for the year. 

Who are the Mentors?

We invite local professionals - both men and women - to serve in the role of a mentor and share themselves for the benefit of professional women. Past and current mentors from the PWN Nice-Côte d’Azur  Mentoring Program have had a variety of professional backgrounds and provided mentoring on many topics – career transitions, increased self-confidence and self-esteem, effective communication, how to market yourself, improved leadership skills, etc. Mentors are welcome to participate without PWN membership.

Where does mentoring happen?

The mentoring can take place in person or over the phone/video, according to the mutual agreement between the mentor and mentee. Details of mentoring discussions are confidential.

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee or Mentor in 2017?

1. Fill out the MENTOR application. Fill out the MENTEE application. Or fill out both!

2. The Autumn 2017 Program will commence with the Mentoring Kick-off Event on Friday, October 6th. Please register for the event HERE if you want to learn more about mentoring or plan to participate in year-long partnership. 

AND REMEMBER. When you ask someone to mentor you, remember to also think about who you could mentor—keep the circle going!

Feedback from past mentees:

“What I love best about my mentor are her insights, suggestions, kindness, support, and clear instructions. She’s completely amazing. If I had to rate her on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give her an 11.5. This is a wonderful experience that PWN offers. Thank you.”

“My mentor has given me ideas for directions I can take, positive and negatives of these ideas, ways to develop and prepare myself for a big change, etc. She is open and understanding, honest and direct, determined and dedicated, self-driving and self-sufficient. This experience has been so valuable and has made becoming a member worth every centime.”

 

Feedback from past mentors:

"I love seeing my young mentee get stronger, and more clear about her needs and wants. She has developed a good ability to stay in touch with them, and express them clearly even in conflicting situations, both personal and at work. She is taking the courage to stand up to negative judgments without feeling undermined; she has become more grounded in herself and able to make challenging decisions, not letting authority figures or remnants of guilt get in the way. I am proud of her courage, intelligence and maturity and have no doubt she will succeed."

MENTORING RESOURCES

 

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