Build Your Blueprint to Success

 
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Drive

To maximize potential

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Supportive Community

To connect & interact with
like-minded professionals

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Passion

To inspire & discover

 

+ A healthy curiosity to question why, to learn, and to have an open mind

 
 
 

I came across this program at a time when I was changing directions in my career and had endless questions and uncertainties. My match felt like a perfect pairing from the very beginning – whether it’s sharing past learnings and experiences with me or simply chatting over coffee, my mentor always challenges my assumptions and inspires me to expand my comfort zone. This was honestly one of the best choices I made last year for both my career and personal development!
— Rianne Chan

 

Why Mentorship with YWiB?

Mentorship is an excellent opportunity to kick-start your career, gain insight into the skillsets you need to grow, get guidance while making a career shift, or get some accountability to help you finally achieve your goals.

YWiB’s Mentorship Program is mentee-driven allowing you to cater your interactions and growth towards achieving your career goals.

Tailored to the mentees’ objectives 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 women in the Vancouver business community who align with your career aspirations and will help to inspire and guide you in  achieving your goals.

It is not a networking program – this is not a way to gain contacts in your industry but a carefully curated experience to help catapult your professional growth. 

 

It has helped me envision what I want to get out of the next year, five years and ten years of my career.
— Natalie Chu

 

Eligibility

Mentees

You must be graduated from post-secondary 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 5 years of their career

  • Motivated to learn and grow within their careers

  • Able to commit to meeting their mentor in person at least once per month for 1 hour

Mentors

Mentors must have:

  • At least 5+ years of industry experience

  • Open minded and willing to share life and work experiences

  • Able to commit to meeting their mentee in person at least once per month for 1 hour

Program Schedule

Mentorship pairings begin in November, and the program kicks off the following January and runs through to May. 

Prior to matching you with a mentor, we host a mentee wine and cheese mixer where you can meet with the mentorship coordinators and other YWIB team members. This mandatory event will help us better match you with a mentor. 

The program includes 3 mandatory events for mentors and mentees where the topics for each event are tailored to the interests of participants. There will be a full schedule provided to mentors and mentees once accepted to the program. 

Our program includes a Launch Party in January where mentee and mentor pairings initially meet and get to know the group. This is followed by a workshop based on the cohort’s interests, and a Wrap Up  event in May where time is taken to reflect on the past 6 months as well as goals achieved, and actionable steps to be taken for the future.

Event Dates:

  • Mentee wine-and-cheese mixer | November 6, 2019 | 5:30-7:30 pm

  • Launch Event | January 16, 2020 | 5:30-8:00 pm

  • Workshop | March 4, 2020 | 5:30-8:00 pm

  • Wrap Up Event | May 6, 2020 | 5:30-8:00 pm

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 well as attend all 4 events. As each pairing is unique, these discussions will look different for everyone.

 

I felt validated in my knowledge and experience, and was reminded that I do have things to offer in the world of professional communication and people development.
— Gloria Eid

 

Program Fees

Mentee applicants will be fully refunded if we are unable to successfully pair you with a mentor.

 
 
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$150 for Non-Members

Including one year YWiB Vancouver membership

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$120 for YWiB Members

Existing memberships expire after one year. Make sure your membership is still valid.

 
 

Maximize your potential and discover
yourself through mentorship