2017 Mentoring Program Highlights
“2017 was another successful year for our mentor program. Over 34 women joined and benefited from our program as mentors and mentees. During our closing ceremony, several of our participants shared their success stories about the positive impact the program made in both their career and personal development. We closed our 2017 program with a powerful message shared by our keynote speaker, author and life coach, Elizabeth Trinkaus, who spoke about self-care and success. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2018!” Tanishia Butler, CWNC Mentoring Director.
2018 Mentoring Program Registration is Now Open!
Are you a passionate leader with an interest in helping other women succeed? CWNC wants you! Sign up to be a mentor for our 2018 session!
Connected Women of North Carolina’s Mentoring Program Mentor registration is open now through November 30th.
Our flagship program pairs mentors and mentees over the course of six months. Mentors and mentees meet one on one to develop a relationship providing a confidential, safe haven to discuss developmental, career goals and aspirations. Matches are made by the CWNC Mentoring team based on the mentor/mentee profiles provided in the registration surveys.
The program begins with a facilitated orientation session scheduled for late January 2018 (required for all program participants) with mentoring meetings starting in February 2018 and ending in August 2018.
What is the time commitment?
Mentoring pairs will meet monthly for 6 months at mutually agreeable times and venues (face to face, virtually).
How much does it cost?
No fee for MENTORS
When will I be notified about my mentoring match?
Notification emails will be sent in December. You will have the opportunity to meet your mentee at the orientation session.
Who do I contact with questions?
Please contact the CWNC Mentoring team at CWNCMentor@gmail.com
Where do I sign up?
What is my role as mentor?
Our flagship program is the annual Mentoring program, which pairs mentors and mentees over the course of six months. Mentors are experienced leaders who volunteer their time to guide mentees in their career development goals by providing support, feedback, and resources to propel the mentee towards their next steps. Mentors and mentees meet one-on-one to develop a relationship that provides a confidential, supportive environment to discuss developmental and career goals, as well as a strategy to achieve them.
The program begins with an orientation session in late January 2018 (required for all program participants). One-on-one meetings run from February through August 2018. Matches are made by the CWNC Mentoring team based on the mentor and mentee profiles.
2018 Mentoring Program Timeline of Activities
This data will help us learn more about your background and expertise to make a suitable match with a mentee.
Mark your calendars for late January 2018 for the Mentoring Program Orientation Kickoff session. Emails will be sent to you and your mentee prior to the orientation regarding time, location, and mentoring matches.
No fee for mentors (you are volunteering your time – thank you!)
Role of the Mentor:
Register Here! Then complete the Mentee Survey that we’ll use to match you with a mentor. Mentee registration is open through Jan 20th 2018
Mark your calendars for late January 2018 for the Mentoring Program Orientation Kickoff session. Emails will be sent to you and your mentor prior to the orientation regarding time, location, and mentoring matches.
CWNC Members participate for free - $80 for non-members (Become a member!)
Role of the Mentee
Meet the CWNC Mentoring Team
Contact us at CWNCMentor@gmail.com
Read stories from our past participants in our Mentoring Forum.
Q. What is the time commitment?
A. Mentoring pairs meet on for a monthly basis for a 6-month period at mutually agreeable times and venues (face to face, virtually, etc.)
Q. As a mentor, what special skills do I need to have?
A. Special skills include experience with mentoring/coaching and leading others (i.e., providing feedback, guiding career planning, job transition, resume writing, interviewing skills, development planning, and so on).
Q. What is my role as a mentee?
A. The mentee must be committed to identifying development goals, demonstrating progress, and being open to feedback. The mentee is also responsible for scheduling meetings and setting the agenda with their mentor at a mutually agreeable time and venue (face to face, virtually, etc.).
Q. How are mentoring pairs matched?
A. Mentors and mentees each complete a survey that captures key data about their profile. The CWNC Mentoring Team reviews the profiles and makes the most suitable match based on mentor background and mentee development goals
Q. When will I be notified about my mentor/mentee match?
A. Communication to you and your mentee will be sent prior in mid-April regarding mentoring matches. You will have the opportunity to meet your mentor/mentee at the orientation session – stay tuned for details!
Q. How do mentees register?
A. Mentee Regsistration opens Dec through Jan 20th 2018
Q. Who do I contact for questions?
A. Contact the CWNC Mentoring team at CWNCMentor@gmail.com