Cherie Blair Foundation: Mentoring Women in Business
The Mentoring Programme offers personalized business support to women entrepreneurs through online mentoring. We are delighted that we can offer this opportunity to you to build your business, skills, networks and profile.
What the Mentoring Women in Business Programme offers
Starting in May 2014, you could receive one year of personalised business support that is tailored to your needs and goals. If successful, you will be matched with an accomplished mentor who has expertise in the areas you’d like to work on.
You’ll have access to trainings, resources and advice from experts. You’ll become part of a supportive community of over 1,800 accomplished, inspirational entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world.
The programme is all done online, which allows for great flexibility and freedom. There is no charge for this programme; all you need is a commitment to your mentoring relationship and business.
What does it take to be admitted?
This programme is suitable for women entrepreneurs at all different stages and in every sector. Some participants have businesses with 50+ employees and have been in operation for decades. Others are just starting out or are running their businesses on their own. Mentoring is useful throughout your entrepreneurial journey!
The key to success is in your commitment. You must be running (or about to launch) a business, able to access the internet weekly and meet with your mentor online, proficient in English and passionate about working on your business goals with your mentor.
You must be able to commit for one year, from May 2014 to May 2015, and able to meet online at least two hours a month during that time using Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.
The benefits are immense!
Mentoring provides a learning opportunity for you and a growth opportunity for your business. Mentees have gained new skills and business contacts, launched new products, built websites, refined business and financial plans, kept their enterprises from going under, obtained financing, tapped into a support system, built rewarding relationships with their mentors and achieved goals that are tailored to their own businesses.
There are also endless opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing with other participants. The women in this programme come from over 55 countries. They are running enterprises in a variety of sectors and at many different stages and sizes. Mentors come from over 45 different countries and bring expertise and diverse perspectives on board.
Check out blogs by Comfort, Angela, Nida, Yang Yang, Shilpa and Estefany about their experiences.
Please review the selection criteria and complete the online application on the Foundation’s website by 23 March. This helps the Foundation get to know you and find you a mentor who is a good match with your goals. Please be sure to list us as your partner organisation on the application.
If successful, you will be invited to participate in an online training session and start your 12-month mentoring relationship in early May.
We do hope you’ll take advantage of this exciting opportunity and look forward to hearing about all that you achieve with your mentor if you are selected!
Please go Here to complete your online application and get started.