Mentoring

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”     ~ Oprah Winfrey

We are on a mission to promote the advancement of women and girls in our community. To support that mission, we developed a program to help young women unleash their full potential by connecting them to tools, resources, and most importantly, to one another.

ConnectHER is a one-on-one mentorship program designed to create and strengthen connections between women through learned and shared experiences. The program matches young, adult women aged 18-29 with women in the community who provide guidance and support to help them reach their goals. The program incorporates group workshops and skill development sessions to cultivate relationships and inspire confidence.

   

 

 

 

The connectHER program is a 6-month program that begins with training for both mentors and mentees that have been matched for the upcoming cohort. You will then be invited to join us at the Welcome meeting. This will be a group meeting with all mentors and mentees in attendance, and it is during this meeting that you will be introduced to your mentoring match.

Following the Welcome, mentor pairs are encouraged to meet approximate 4 hours per month. You will work together to decide when and how you wish to meet going forward. Some pairs will meet weekly for an hour. Others might choose to spend a couple of hours together on alternating weekends. We want you to connect in whatever way works best for you.

Several times during the 6-month program, we will host a skills development workshop to be attended by mentoring pairs. These workshops provide participants an opportunity to connect with other participants in the program and to continue developing skills that support their goals.

The next connectHER cohort begins in January 2022.

Tentative schedule

    • Applications due November 5, 2021
    • Matches Assigned – early December 2021
    • Mentor & Mentee Training – mid December
    • Welcome Meeting – week of January 10, 2022
    • Final Meeting – week of June 20, 2022

Women interested in participating in a connectHER cohort as a mentor or mentee are invited to submit an online application. When your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule a short meeting with the Women’s Fund. This is a casual conversation that allows us to get to know a little more about you. Participants are carefully matched based on their personal and professional interests, goals and experiences. The more we know about you, the better chance we have of finding your ideal match.

We will let you know when you have been matched and you will be invited to connectHER training and the Welcome meeting, where you will be introduced to your match for the first time. The rest is up to you. You and your mentoring partner will work together to decide when and how you wish to meet going forward. The program will conclude with one final group meeting to share your experiences and celebrate your achievements.

 

BECOME A MENTOR

“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Zig Ziglar

You can be that someone. Apply to be a mentor and we will connect you with a young woman who is seeking a mentor to provide guidance, support and encouragement as she works to achieve her personal and professional goals.

A successful mentoring relationship is a commitment for both mentor and mentee. Successful mentorship requires consistent, active participation during meetings with your mentee and program events/workshops for the entire 6 month program.

Ready to connect? Apply by November 5 to join our January cohort.

 

REQUEST A MENTOR

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby

Apply to be matched with a mentor and we will connect you to a woman in the community who is prepared to share her experience and knowledge to guide and encourage you as you work toward your personal and professional goals.

A successful mentoring relationship is a commitment for both mentor and mentee. Successful mentorship requires consistent, active participation during meetings with your mentor and program events/workshops for the entire 6 month program.

Ready to connect? Apply by November 5 to join our January cohort.

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Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to Amanda at alouden@womensfundfvr.org or 920.702-7638.