BPW Ontario's Mentorship Program

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Program Flyer

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An Online Program for BPW Ontario Members

"Women Need Mentoring Now More Than Ever.

Forbes, July 14, 2021

BPW Ontario agrees! We are excited to launch Women Strengthening Women, a free online mentoring program for members across Ontario. Using MentorCity's intuitive software, mentors and mentees can easily make connections around the province. Whether the goal is entrepreneurship, entering politics, changing careers, navigating a new career or learning new skills, this easy-to-use platform makes finding and working with a mentor easier than ever.

"A few minutes with the right person can change your life."

Shawn Mintz, MentorCity

This is a unique opportunity to connect with others within the BPW Ontario network.  We are a combined resource of experiences, skill sets, talents and wisdom waiting to be shared. We invite you to get involved!

 

You're Invited to an introductory preview of a Group Mentoring Program

An Introduction - How to Attend the United Nations

Wednesday, December 15, 7:00pm via Zoom

Free to BPW Members and Non-Members

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Pre-registration is required at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/un-csw66-information-session-tickets-218732543927 

 

Read on for General Mentoring Program Information

Benefits

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 differnt 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, mentor coach and mentee coach will guide participants along the way.

 

Program Overview

This 5-month program will begin in January 2022 commencing with an online Welcome/Introduction session. Mentor-mentee matches will take place following the Welcome/Introduction session. In addition to mentor-mentee one-on-one meetings, all participants will attend four online group sessions of approximately 2 hours 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.

Tentative Program Schedule

January 3 - Profiles on MentorCity completed

January 6 - Welcome/Introduction Kick Off! - 2-hour Session

February - One-on-one Sessions - Minimum of 1 one-on-one meeting per month between mentors-mentees required. Additional one-on-one meetings optional. 

March - 2-hour Group Session (details TBA); Continue one-on-one sessions working on goals

April - 2-hour Group Session (details TBA); Continue one-on-one sessions working on goals 

May - Continue one-on-one sessions working on goals 

June - Celebration/Sharing Group Session. Continue one-on-one sessions to wrap up.

Group Mentorship programs are available where there is interest. For further information about this option, contact the Mentoring Program Committee as per General Inquiries below.

 

Participation and Cost

Women Strengthening Women is open to BPW Ontario members at no cost. Not a BPW Ontario member? BPW Ontario welcomes new members! Contact BPW Ontario Membership, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find a club near you.

 

General Inquiries?

Email the Mentoring Program Committee at Shahinasuleman@gmailcom or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Program Flyer

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