What is mentoring ?

Mentoring is recognised as a cost-effective and impactful way to prepare future business leaders. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to advance your career !

Mentoring is a voluntary developmental partnership, through which a person with relevant experience (the mentor) shares skills and experience to support someone else (the mentee) in achieving career objectives.

It is not “training”, but rather the construction of a trusting relationship that helps you navigate your working life.
Mentoring plays a critical role in the progression of women professionals in all sectors. The lack of mentoring, exclusion from networks, and absence of women role models are cited as key barriers to career advancement for women.

In the PWN Milan Mentoring Program, the emphasis is on professional development. Mentors are matched with mentees to support specific career or business-related goals. Mentoring relationships are sustained over a period of 6 months. Meetings take place monthly and – depending on the preferences of mentors and mentees – they can be in person or remotely. 

Who will benefit ?

Mentoring provides a huge benefit to the Mentee, the person who is being mentored, by obtaining a fresh perspective on their career status, aspirations & goals from their Mentor.
But did you know that mentoring also provides a significant benefit to the Mentor as well?
Many Mentors have commented that their contribution as a Mentor also provided themselves with a positive new way of looking at their own career path, as well as an incentive to reflect on where they themselves were going and how that aligned with their own aspirations & goals.
It’s really a “win-win” exchange between Mentee & Mentor.

PWN Milan Mentoring Program is reserved for members.
To participate in the program, renew your membership or join now ! 

What PWN Milan offers to their members?

PWN Milan provides an effective mentoring program organization to ensure that you get the most out of your mentoring experience. You can participate to a traditional 1-to-1 mentoring or to a Reverse Mentoring Group and for the 2020 edition the Mentoring Program is:

    Women mentors are hard to find in the average organization. It allows women to candidly share issues related to gender at work, as mentors probably experienced similar difficulties before and can act as mirrors and role models.
    Being in different organizations can offer a wider and unbiased perspective to participants. Not having hierarchical implications allows both mentors and mentees to be open and sincere.
    Our traditional 1 to 1 mentoring will be available for max 30 couples of members – we will accept up to 30 mentor candidates (taking into consideration PWN Milan membership seniority).
    In order to facilitate both mentors and mentees with the best match, PWN Milan will organize a Speed Dating Event to offer the opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet before the final match is decided, to share motivations/goals/expectations and to provide a list of preferences regarding their mentoring partner.
    During the Mentees Application Period, brief profiles of all the mentors will be available for mentees consultation on PWN Milan website.
    After the Speed Dating Event, PWN Milan Mentoring Team will match the couples, taking into consideration membership seniority and the preferences of mentor/mentee matching. New applicants to the program will be favoured.
    In the matching activity, we will recognize a priority to mentees who will have participated in Speed Dating Event (if you cannot attend, PWN Milan does not ensure matching).
    Do not assume, however, that a mentor must always be someone "older & wieser" than you are - a younger person can also mentor an older one - it's called "reverse mentoring" ...and it can be an amazing experience as well. Up to 6 mentees will benefit of a mentoring group focused on Self Marketing strategy - Social Media Promotion, thanks to the competences and the enthusiasm of Y-gen PWN Milan members.
    During the Mentees Application Period, a brief presentation of Reverse Mentoring Group will be available for mentees consultation on PWN Milan website.




Silvia Rigamonti – Executive Coach - PWN Milan – Mentoring Program Co-Director




Laura Micciché - HR Business Partner - PWN Milan - 
Mentoring Program Co-Director

 2020 PWN Milan Mentoring Program – MORE INFORMATION

Application Procedure

  1. Mentors  - with a regular and active  membership for the current year -  will candidate themselves online (mentor application form available on this page from March 19 to March 27 )
  2. Selected mentors profiles and Reverse Mentoring Group description will be published on this page for mentees consultation
  3. Mentees  - with a regular and active  membership for the current year - will apply to the program on line (mentee application form available on this page from April  6th to 17th), specifying if interested in Reverse Mentoring Group or 1-to-1 Mentoring. 
  4. We will accept mentee candidacies for participation in the Speed Dating Event taking into consideration: mentors number and availability, timing in filling Mentee Application Form (first applying first matching) and PWN Milan membership seniority
  5. Selected mentors and potential mentees will participate and meet each other during the Speed Dating Event on May 6.
  6. Both mentors and potential mentees will provide a feedback on their potential mentoring partners
  7. PWN Milan Mentoring team will finalize the match in 1-to-1 mentoring (taking into consideration individual preferences as much as possible) or the participation to Reverse Mentoring Group.

The mentor/mentee meetings will take place in the period June-December.

Download the 2020 Mentoring Program presentation 
Download the 2020 Reverse Mentoring presentation  

Application Deadlines

  • to candidate as a MENTOR the application period is 19 – 27 March 2020 included
    Mentors’ Profiles will be available on the website for mentees consultation as of April 6th, 2020 until the end of mentees' application period
  • Doownload the 2020 Mentoring - mentor profiles
  • to candidate as a MENTEE the application period is 6 -  17 April 2020 included. In order to participate mentees should have a regular membership subscription for the current year. As soon as the candidacy as mentee will be confirmed, the association will ask to pay a contribution of 100€ (one hundred) as a total coverage of all costs for the whole mentoring program initiative. No other fees/payment will be asked afterwards. 

Application Forms

    • Mentor Application Form: click here
    • Mentee Application Form: click HERE

2020 PWN Milan Mentoring – EVENT open to all PWN Milan members 

18 March 2017 – h. 6.30-7.30 pm
GET INSPIRED with the WEBINAR Launch of 2020 Edition of PWN Milan Mentoring Program
ONLINE WEBINAR: Details coming soon

 2020 PWN Milan Mentoring – EVENTS RESTRICTED TO mentoring program participants only

The dates and/or the delivery method of the following events are subject to change based on the health situation in Italy.

14 May 2020 – h 6.30 pm
PWN Milan Mentoring SPEED DATING - Online event


After receiving the email invitation from Mentoring Team: mentors and mentee candidates, please login at the emailed link and register for your participation.

11 June 2020 – h 6:30-8.00 pm
PWN Milan Mentoring Program Kick-off - Online event

    After receiving the email invitation from Mentoring Team: mentors and mentee candidates, please login at the emailed link and register for your participation.

    Events details:
    Kick Off Mentors & Mentees : 6:30 – 8:00 pm (we wait you at 6.15 pm, for your registration)
    Location: ZOOM

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