PWN’s successful mentoring program is one of the valued-added benefits for all PWN members. Whether you are seeking support from an experienced professional to help your career goals take shape, or you would like to gain experience as a mentor, applying your expertise and knowledge, this program provides a unique opportunity.

The PWN Mentoring Program aim is 'to provide professionals with an opportunity to access high level support for their professional growth.’ 

The following sets out our new program commencing January 2020 and addresses some frequently asked questions: 

January 2020 Timetable & Events

20 January 2020
Inspirational evening at the Mouratoglou Country Club to launch the 2020 program
29 January 2020
 Mentor shared practise masterclass workshop  10.00 - 12.30 pm  Valbonne
23 March 2020
Mentor Masterclass:  Communicating more effectively across cultures 10.00-12.30 Valbonne
May 2020
Mid point review  and cocktail event for mentors and mentees
End Sept / Early Oct
Programme evaluation
October 2020
 End of program celebratory dinner

Programme overview

The 2020 mentoring program commenced in January following our launch event.

A Mentee contribution of 50 euros is requested to  be used towards the mentoring mid review in May and the celebratory dinner in October, where meals and refreshments will be served. This fee can be waived depending on need and paid in 2 instalments.

The mentor and mentees will meet for ten mentoring sessions at their agreed times, location (physical or virtual) e.g 1-2 hours each meeting.  Student mentees will receive 4 mentoring sessions to be able to accommodate the demands of their academic timetables.

A mentor masterclass is held at the beginning of the program to support the process and ensure shared practice amongst mentors and bi-monthly mentor masterclasses will be held on topics identified to support our mentors. A support toolkit will also be available for mentors and  mentees will be encouraged to use a reflective journal during their sessions.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is an effective approach to develop people - leading to enhanced skills, abilities, confidence and behaviours. Mentoring can differ from coaching in that it is takes place over an agreed period and the mentee receives support, guidance and advice from someone (mentor) who is experienced and is able to use their knowledge and experience to guide and develop the mentee.

New approaches to mentoring include, 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.   

There will always be some cross-over with coaching and mentoring. 

Who can participate as a mentee in PWN Nice-Côte d’Azur program?

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 110€ 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.

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee or Mentor in 2020?

Super! Here is the link for the MENTOR APPLICATION, and her is the link to the MENTEE APPLICATION. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to  email our VP of Mentoring, Vanessa Jarrett, at

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."





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