Becoming a Mentor
Welcome to Mentor Her, the programme that connects women who need help with women who want to give it.
If you're interested in becoming a Mentor, thank you in advance for wanting to share you skills and knowledge with someone who could use your help.
With Mentor Her, you get to decide who you mentor. We ask you to give up one hour every week for the course of 6 weeks.
There is no formal training with this programme, but we'll send you information every week to help you and your Mentee get the most out of your partnership. You can choose whether you prefer to mentor in person, over the phone or with Zoom, or you can choose to do all three. Our team of experts helps you choose the right Mentee(s) and act as an intermediary to provide information and support.
Mentoring begins on the 11th of January and ends 6 weeks later.
This is an unpaid Mentor programme, but we have a range of options to say thank you to our Mentors. These including free advertising opportunities for you or your business and complimentary tickets and treats.
The 3 Categories for Mentor Her
We're connecting Mentors and Mentees in freelancing.
This can include:
Journalism (blogging, newspapers & media)
We're connecting Mentors with Mentees who are in employment and who are seeking to elevate their career by growing and learning more in their current position or moving up the corporate ladder to roles in management and leadership.
We also have a new category to help support women who are seeking to pursue a career and raise a family at the same time. We will connect these women with like-minded Mentors who have already been on this journey themselves.
Running a Business
We're connecting Mentors with Mentees who are or would like to be running their own business. This category is divided into two groups:
Those who are just starting their new business journey
Those who have already established a business and are turning more than €40k in one year.
Who we're looking for
To be a Mentor, we're looking for women who have succeeded in their fields. Whether that's through freelancing, climbing the corporate ladder, leading a team or starting their own business. We're looking for women involved or with experience in the above categories. If you can't find a way to fit in to the above, please contact us as we may have other opportunities available.
Generally speaking, if you feel you have tips to share and you want to share them, you're perfect!
We want to ensure you get the most out of this programme, too. We understand that your time is precious so we give you a range of options when becoming a Mentor so that your time is not wasted. This includes how you would prefer to communicate (via phone, email or in person) and what type of Mentee you would like. When we provide your Mentee Shortlist, it will be a handpicked selection of women who we think you'll enjoy being in communication with.
Apply to be a Mentor online. We ask you to give up one hour every week to Mentor a woman who needs help in getting to the next step in her career.
choose your mentee
In January, we'll send you some Mentees who we think you'll love from which you can confidentially choose 1-2 girls to mentor.
You'll have all the information to make contact with your girl(s). In your original application you can choose whether you would like to communicate via phone, email or in person and how often.
There is no formal programming with Mentor Her, but we will send you both information every week. We'll also be on call throughout your six weeks, and available to answer any questions you might have.
keep in touch
We hope that you'll leave the programme feeling happy and inspired by your experience with Mentor Her. Our main aim is to connect like-minded people so that they can keep in touch throughout their journeys.
By signing up to be a Mentor, you and your business have the opportunity to get rewards and opportunities to market your business to our Mentees and beyond.
Share your story on HERstory. Inspire our Mentees by sharing your experience, tips and tricks in our public feature conducted via email or over the phone and shared online.
Event branding. Have your business featured for free at our events with a stand, a pop up banner, fliers, posters and more. There are limited spots available so if you're interested please ensure you tick this box during application.
Event speaker spots. A free opportunity to speak at our events, engage our Mentees and promote your business, story or yourself.
Feature in an Instagram post about you or your business.
Mentors will also be invited to join complimentary events, tours and experiences as a thank you for joining the programme, both during the 6 week programme and thereafter.