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.
This program is for anyone who is:
Graduated/ very close to graduating, working and in the first 10 years of your career
Looking for professional and personal development guidance from a local mentor
Motivated to learn, grow, and commit to a 5 month program
Application & Matching Process
All applications are reviewed, and and only 10 pairs are selected and matched based on suitable mentor availability and ensure program quality of an intimate group.
Applications are due latest by January 7, 2019. Earlier applications are appreciated to allow for sufficient time for mentor sourcing. Mentorship pairings begin in January, and the program kicks off January and runs through to May. 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/Workshop where mentee and mentor pairings initially meet and get to know the group. This is followed by another workshop midway through the program, 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.
Launch/Workshop- February 21, 2019
Workshop - April 11, 2019
Wrap Up Event - May 13, 2019
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.