Calling all professional women from Asian, Black and Middle Eastern backgrounds! The Girls’ Network needs your help

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Calling all professional women from Asian, Black and Middle Eastern backgrounds! The Girls’ Network needs your help.

Are you…

  • Able to relate well to others?
  • Good at working through problems?
  • Committed and reliable?
  • Able to provide insight from your personal experiences?

Mentoring is a great way to show a teenage girl that you believe in her, and that she is worth investing time in. This is a powerful combination, and one that they have seen transform the lives of girls and young women again and again.

The Girls’ Network are looking for women who have had experience of the workplace, who have time and willingness to support a girl from one of the least-advantaged communities across the country, and who want to support a girl to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities.

The Girls’ Network are particularly interested in receiving applications from Asian, Black and Middle Eastern women who are able to share their experience and skills with a girl that might not benefit from this support otherwise. Representation matters in mentoring, now as much as ever and The Girls’ Network believe that no girls should have their futures limited by their gender, background, or parental income.

The Girls’ Network ask their mentors for a commitment of at least one hour a month, over the course of the year. The first step towards becoming a mentor is by applying here.

Time commitment expected over 12 months:

  • 4 hour training session (Includes payment of £25 for a DBS check, quite often your workplace may cover this cost for you)
  • A mentor matching event at a school close to your home or workplace. Approx 2 hours.
  • 10 x 1 hour sessions with your mentee
  • Ambassador Celebration

To Apply to Mentor please complete this form and take a look at our website. We will then be in touch with available training dates ready to meet your mentee during our next matching season.

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Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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