SheMentors Purpose - The "Why"?Because we as Humans are not always wired to be in growth mode. We get tired and burned out. We get often distracted by other life responsibilities compiling on our shoulders. We set goals and fall short, and on top of all this, due to socially and politically constructed beliefs, we as Women face more barriers to growth. This is the reason WHY YWiB Toronto is launching its first mentorship program, to help our community re-focus, and continue down the path towards a growth mindset.
SheMentors Brief- The "What"?SheMentors is a 6-month mentorship program tailored to meet the needs of YWiB Toronto community members including the Newcomer; the Entrepreneur, and the Seeker. Our aim is to provide every young woman with an inclusive opportunity to leverage their professional and personal growth through mentorship and also to provide other well-established women with the opportunity to give back to the community through knowledge-sharing & mentorship. We believe that once each one of us finds a mentor experienced in the areas we are truly passionate about, those growth moments will present themselves, and success will be inevitable.
SheMentors Mentees Eligibility Criteria- The "Who"?1)A young professional self-identified woman who: a) Recently moved to Toronto, and is resetting plans for professional and personal development = "The Newcomer"Or b) Reflecting on life-goals, shifting interests, and exploring what the world has to offer = "The Seeker"Or c) Building own success story through self-employment = "The Entrepreneur"------And,2)is In the first 5 years of Canadian career establishment, or pivoting, and looking for a new starting point.3)Self-motivated, open to new ideas, accountable, and committed to this 6-month program.4)Willing to be part of a larger diverse, and inclusive community of young professional women across Toronto.5)Shares the same core values of YWiB Toronto: Growth, Community, Empowerment, Collaboration, and FUN!
SheMentors Phases - The "When"?- Online Launch ---> July 2019- Application Forms --> July 2019- Phone Interviews (Shortlisted) --> July 2019- SheMentors Orientation & Matching Day --> August 2019- 1:1 Mentorship --> Matching Day until end of February 2020- SheMentors Day (Full Day Workshops) --> October 2019
SheMentors Program Fee: $150 CAD
Applicants who meet eligibility criteria will be contacted by YWiB team members. We will only enroll you in the program after receiving your approval on the ‘anonymous’ mentor profile. The matching will happen in person at SheMentors Orientation/Matching Day. **Kindly note that we're not collecting your card info at this point since payments won't be processed until the matching is approved (prior to SheMentors Orientation Day).
For more inquiries about SheMentors program, please email us at SheMentors@ywib.ca
Thank you so much!SheMentors Team