In December 2019, the Financial Alliance for Women is launching the eighth cohort of its highly rated Mentoring Program. Since 2013, we have been matching Mentors from member institutions with advanced gender strategies with Mentees from institutions that are in the process of developing or implementing their gender strategies, whether internal-facing gender diversity & inclusion initiatives or customer-facing women’s markets programs. Apply now to be considered.
This program complements the rest of the Alliance’s peer learning programs, providing members a low-transaction cost but highly effective system of support to leaders of gender strategies. Mentors and Mentees commit to monthly phone calls, to be scheduled and facilitated between the pair. After undergoing an online training session in which Mentees establish their objectives for the program, the pairs are matched. This eighth cohort will run through June 2020, with pairs expected to have 6 phone calls in the first half of the year.
Feedback from past cohorts has been outstandingly positive, boasting a 3.97 out of 5 in terms of the value that the program delivers to members to advance their gender strategies. Past Mentees have come into the program with a wide range of goals to support program design and development, including: customer value proposition for micro and SME segments, creating differentiated products, building internal alignment, measuring gender diversity and inclusion, developing gender inclusive cultures, tackling gender biases, and much more. Successful Mentees come prepared for the calls and apply learnings in-between calls; successful Mentors leverage their knowledge and skills to ask thoughtful questions that both encourage and challenge the Mentee. Mentors in the past have come from member institutions such as Westpac, Australia; BLC Bank, Lebanon; Banco BHD León, Dominican Republic; BancoEstado, Chile; and NatWest, UK.
If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact Hilary Nichols at Hilary.Nichols@FinancialAllianceforWomen.Org