John Molson Women in Business Club Mentorship Program
WHY A MENTOR?
The WIBC Mentorship Program is a unique opportunity for our members to jumpstart their career by gaining insight, advice, and sometimes a little push from a successful senior business woman.
Mentorship (advice and coaching on personal development) and sponsorship (active advocacy for advancement) are key factors of one’s professional success. At the 2011 WIBC Annual Conference, when asked about how she became the Head of Business Financial Services at RBC, Andrea Bolger told us she had a very senior person in the organization become her mentor, to teach her all the organizational intricacies and to open the doors to the Bank’s “power” network.
The WIBC Mentorship program is open to women JMSB graduate students who are members of the WIBC. Each mentee/mentor pair agrees to meet at least once a month for an hour at an agreed upon location, for a period of 12 months from the initial match. Generally, a well-matched pair develops a strong relationship and is able to discuss on a variety of professional and work-life related topics. To help with a good start, WIBC also provides mentorship guidance to both mentees and mentors through mandatory orientation sessions in the fall.
Each mentee must submit a Mentee Information Form and her CV to JMWIBC@gmail.com by September 30, 2012. Our VP-Mentorship Program will then contact you for a brief interview, which will help ensure the best possible pairing for your field, interests and personality. Our network of mentors have over 10 years experience in a wide array of industries and management fields; our VP-Mentorship will work confidentially with our consultant to find the mentor who is right for you.
MANDATORY MENTORSHIP EVENTS:
NEW! Mentee Workshop
When/Where: Monday, February 4th from 7:30-9:15 pm at Nespresso, 2045 Rue Crescent, H3G 2C1.
Now that you've become familiar with your mentor, you probably have some new questions or concerns. This workshop will address your questions as well as common issues that you may be experiencing. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your experience!
The deadline to RSVP is January 31st. Please click here to confirm your attendance.
When/Where: Monday, November 5th from 8:00-9:00 pm at Nespresso, 2045 Rue Crescent, H3G 2C1.
Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your Mentorship Experience!
This is a preparatory workshop for new mentees who will be paired with their mentor this year. During this workshop, Louise Perrier (program mentor and consultant) will share some tips and personal insights on building and benefiting from the mentor-mentee relationship.
Orientation: "Meet Your Mentor"
When/Where: Monday, November 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Restaurant Newtown, 1476 Rue Crescent, H3G 2B6.
This is your chance to meet your mentor for the first time at an organized event. Enjoy a great evening at Newtown where we'll discuss mentors’ and mentees’ expectations from the program as well as the resources available to you.
The application deadline for the 2012-2013 WIBC Mentorship Program session has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest.
For more information or any questions, please contact VP-Mentorship Shima Ashouri at firstname.lastname@example.org.