Elevate Your Success
To maximize potential
To connect & interact with like-minded professionals
To inspire & discover
+ A healthy curiosity to question why, to learn, and to have an open mind
Why Mentorship with YWiB?
Mentorship is an excellent opportunity to kick-start your career and to gain insight into the topics and goals that are most important to you and your growth. YWiB’s Mentorship Program is a mentee-driven program that allows the mentee to cater their interactions and growth to their own career goals.
Tailored to the mentees’ careers and interests, our mentorship coordinators strategically select mentors based on the mentees’ needs and goals to help with both professional and personal development. Based on mentee applications, we seek out those in the Calgary business community who align most with the mentees’ career aspirations and will help to inspire and guide them in achieving their goals.
You must be graduated from school and currently working. If you're a student, please explore your University YWiB Chapter to see if they have a mentorship program for you.
This program is for anyone who is:
- Looking for some guidance in personal or professional development
- Looking for, or experiencing, a career change
- Someone in the first 10 years of their career
- Motivated to learn and grow within their careers
Applications are open year-round. Mentorship pairings begin in October- January, and the program kicks off the following January and runs through to May/June. The topics for each event are tailored to the interests of participants. Full schedule details will be provided to accepted applicants.
We encourage prospective mentees to apply year round, as once your application is reviewed, and if we are able to find you a suitable mentor, we may pair you in the current program.
Our program includes a Launch Party on January 31 where mentee and mentor pairings initially meet and get to know the group. This is followed by 2 workshops throughout the program based on the cohort’s interests, and a Wrap Up event in May where time is taken to reflect on the past 5 months as well as goals achieved, and actionable steps to be taken for the future.
Each pair is required to meet up in person at least once per month to discuss goals, challenges and/or next steps with regard to personal and professional growth. As each pairing is unique, these discussions will look different for everyone.
There is no application fee for the program. Mentee applicants will only be charged once successfully paired with a mentor.