Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF) have once again launched their annual mentoring programme in London, and are inviting you to become mentor.
Mentors are a growing need in the business world: 74 per cent of hiring managers said that it is preferable for potential candidates to have or have had a mentor or a counsellor. Despite this, only 40 per cent of unemployed job seekers report having a mentor.
Becoming a mentor is an opportunity to give back to your industry and community. It will allow you to share your experiences and knowledge, while guiding your mentee.
The London-based programme is designed to make an impact on both mentors and mentees and benefit both parties throughout the six-month experience.
Once again WiBF Executive Committee members will also be taking part in the mentoring programme and will be mentoring some of the mentees.
The programme will be officially launched with a face-to-face event, where attendees can network and meet those participating in this year’s programme. Briefs will then be sent out to inform those taking part of what is expected of one another.
How to get involved
Simply fill in the appropriate questionnaire by 31 January 2017. WIBF will then match the right people with each other depending on what their needs are or how they would like to develop further.
To become a mentor, you do not have to be a member of WiBF. However, to register as a mentee, you will need to join the network.
WiBF is a non-profit membership organisation founded in 1980. Their corporate members include global financial services companies, major banks and firms servicing the industry. In partnership with internal networks, their individual members and LinkedIn and Twitter following, WiBF reaches several thousand professionals across the UK and Ireland.
WiBF organises a variety of highly sought after events that address the needs and aspirations of corporate and individual members to develop, showcase and retain female talent and contribution.
Every year since 1998, the WiBF Achievement Awards have celebrated top talents in the industry, recognising and rewarding remarkable achievements.
For more information about the mentoring programme, click here.