An Online Program for BPW Ontario Members
NEXT 5-MONTH SESSION BEGINS OCTOBER 2022!
BPWO Women Strengthening Women is a five-month online program beginning October 2022. It includes three group sessions and monthly one-to-one mentee-mentor sessions for a minimum commitment of 12 hours. Mentee and mentor matches may spend additional time together if they choose.
Women Strengthening Women Returns!
Women Strengthening Women, BPW Ontario’s online mentoring program is back and free to BPW Ontario members. If you have a specific area you’d like to develop or have experiences that could benefit others, this program is for you. You can join as either a mentee, mentor or both! This is a unique opportunity to connect with others within the BPW Ontario network from the flexibility of your home.
Our First WSW Cohort Was a Huge Success!
The feedback from our first BPW WSW participants has been overwhelmingly positive:
“I totally enjoyed this particular mentorship experience. My mentor was a very patient and knowledgeable woman, which is how I ended up learning a lot of new things.”
“I really enjoyed the meetings with the mentor and benefitted from her help in all areas.”
“It is such a pleasure to mentor someone who reaches deep, follows through on what she agreed to, and takes pleasure in the results she achieves”.
This 5-month program will begin in October 2022 commencing with an online Welcome/Introduction session. Mentor-mentee matches can take place at any time. In addition to mentor-mentee one-on-one meetings, all participants will attend three online group sessions of approximately 1 hour each. Groups sessions include the Welcome/Introduction and closing Celebration/Sharing events. Mentors and their mentees will be expected to meet a minimum of one hour per month with the option to meet more frequently
BPW Ontario has a wealth of engaged, accomplished, and generous members with a wide variety of life experiences who welcome the chance to develop mutually rewarding one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships with members.
There are many benefits for both mentors and mentees including:
- Increased Self-Confidence and Awareness
- Strong Communication Skills
- Honing the art of delivering feedback
- Cultivating the art of asking questions
- Improved listening skills
- Exposure to new and different perspectives
- Improved goal setting
- Having a supportive ally
- Learning from others' experiences
- Supporting another person
- Paying it forward
How Does Online Mentoring Work?
Women Strengthening Women is supported by MentorCity's online mentoring matching program allowing users to make connections from the convenience of their home or office. Using MentorCity's intuitive software, mentors and mentees will build a profile, find a mentor-mentee match and access a wealth of resources and tools. To ensure an engaging, constructive and positive experience, BPW Ontario's program administrator will guide participants along the way.
Tentative Program Schedule
October 24, 2022 Welcome/Introduction Kick Off! – 1 hour session
January 2023 Group session – 1 hour session
March 2023 Celebration/Sharing Group Session – 1 hour session
Participation and Cost
Click here to download the Women Strengthening Women flyer.