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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.
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 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
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.
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.
There is no application fee for the program. Mentee applicants will only be charged once successfully paired with a mentor.
$150 for Non-Members
Including one year YWiB Vancouver membership
$120 for YWiB Members
Existing memberships expire after one year. Make sure your membership is still valid.