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 2021 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.

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


 2021 PWN Milan Mentoring Program – MORE INFORMATION

Application Procedure - open to premium members of the current year:

  1. For Mentors  - With regular and active membership for the current year have applied online
  2. For Mentees - Please fill the application form HERE before April 17th, specifying if interested in Reverse Mentoring Group or 1-to-1 Mentoring. You can consult 2021 PWN Milan Mentor's Profiles HERE and chose your TOP 4 preferred whom you would like to meet during the Speed Dating Event.
  3. Selected mentors and potential mentees will be invited to the Speed Dating Event on 5th of May - This event is mandatory and Both mentors and potential mentees will provide a feedback on the mentoring partners meet during the evening.
  4. 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.
  5. During the Kick off Event on 9th of June, PWN mentoring team will communicate the couples. This event is mandatory for both Mentors and Mentees  
  6. The Programm is FREE for the Mentors and has a cost of 60€ for the Mentees. The contribution of the Mentees helps to cover the program cost.

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

Please mark also in your calendar the 'Mentoring' appointments(* = mandatory) to which you will be invited (the timing, to be defined, will always be after 18.30):

*5th of May: Speed Date - meet 5 Mentors and look for the 'chemistry'

*9th of June: Kick Off - discover if you have been chosen and who is your mentor

14th of June: Mentor/mentee training lab - a skills development lab and a safe space where to re-focus on your role as a Mentee and get the most out of this experience.

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