Gain so much more than you give by becoming a mentor who effects real, positive change in women’s lives.
e-advantage Mentoring Training Programme
A bespoke, fully funded, training programme for women interested in using their experience in life and work to help other women develop skills they can use in business. No prior skills or qualifications required.
An 8 week series of live online classes that you teach you what is required to effectively mentor other people and how best to use your new skills online as an e-mentor. Once qualified, you will become a recognised mentor on our e-advantage platform, a safe space where you can put your new skills into practice in our women only online community.
Your mentoring qualification will be accredited by Wandsworth Lifelong Learning in the UK. Participants need to be over 45 years old, female and will work with training organisations based in:
- London Borough of Wandsworth, UK
- Perugia, Italy
- Valencia, Spain
- Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
- Jablonec Nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Why you’ll gain more than you give doing the e-advantage Mentor Training Programme.
Mentoring is more than just a fancy word for supporting someone else.
It is, in fact, an incredibly rich and rewarding experience – a two-way process that brings benefits to both mentee and mentor that is rarely experienced in a business setting. It’s also a sellable skill that can lead onto paid work or improve employability prospects.
Here are our top six reasons why it matters to become a mentor:
1. Mentoring gives you opportunities for self-reflection
As you work with your mentee, you will find yourself contemplating your own journey. This can be a powerful experience as you will undoubtedly find lessons in your own development which can, of course, be shared with your mentee.
2. Being a mentor becomes a sellable skill
Having mentoring experience is an attractive quality. It demonstrates good listening skills, an inquisitive mind and someone willing to empower others. Whether you’re looking for a new job or keen to impressive a potential client, talking about your mentoring skills will make a difference.
3. Build networks & become part of the mentoring community
Relationships are a key to success in business and your network is a powerful resource as it allows you to share information, insights and provide support. The mentoring community is growing as more and more leaders recognise its value.
4. Gain insights into other industries
There are be incredible learning opportunities when you mentor someone from outside your own industry and you will learn a lot about your mentee’s sector. It is very easy to fall into the trap of always looking at things through your own perspective and direct experience. Looking from someone else’s perspective can be empowering.
5. You develop your communication and coaching skills
Your improved skills will allow you to communicate more effectively in other settings. Being an expert in your professional field is one thing, being a mentor is something very different.
6. Mentoring brings business opportunities
It may be that your mentee brings opportunities to you, or you may simply spot the opportunity as a result of the relationship. Often opportunities present themselves as you share your insights along the mentoring journey.
When you decide to mentor someone, you really have no way of knowing how far they’ll go. Whether you’ll shape the next great entrepreneur of our time or help someone achieve their dreams, you’ll make a difference – and that’s all that matters.
Can You Help?
To ensure e-Advantage reaches the right people with the best advice, please get in touch if:
- You are connected to women aged 50+ in London, Perugia, Miecurea Ciuc, Valencia or Jablonec Nad Nisou
- You are an advocate of enterprise advice for women aged 50+
- You are a woman aged 50+ who would like to take part in the project as an e-mentor or mentee
Please contact the partner organisations in your relevant country.