The Arizona Women's Leadership Forum invites you to apply to join our Inaugural Mentoring (Plus) Program. We have instituted the Program to support women professionals during this Pandemic, when women professionals have limited access to our normal professional networks — mentors, sponsors, coaches and colleagues. Applications are currently being accepted. Space in the Program is limited. Applications will be processed based on the time that they are received.
OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS
AWLF’s Mentoring (Plus) Program provides a unique opportunity for women in professional roles to gain access to the intellectual capital of accomplished senior leaders. It provides personally-matched 1-on-1 Mentoring, as well as Coaching and Networking opportunities. The Program has been developed to meet the specific needs of women at three different levels of seniority: Emerging Leaders, Mid-Level Leaders and More Experienced Leaders.
The Program enables Mentees to gain insights and obtain real life, strategic advice from senior women outside of their organizations on topics relating to professional and leadership development, including the ability to address challenges and perceived weaknesses in a confidential environment. The Program also enables Mentees to expand their networks and form lasting professional relationships.
WHAT THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
- Personalized Mentor-Mentee Matching (Details below)
- Six-Month+ Program (July 15th – February 15th – to allow for holiday schedules)
- A Minimum of Six (6) 1-on-1 Mentor / Mentee In-Depth Conferences (8 – 12+ hours of conferences and informal follow-up anticipated in 6-month period)
- A 1-on-1 Coaching Session on Topic of Specific Interest or to Help Develop Career Plan (Coach will be AWLF President or another Coach with particular expertise in the topic.)
- One – Two Mentoring Circle Sessions Facilitated by a seasoned Coach and/or Mentor (Discussion / Networking Sessions for small groups of Mentees at the Same Level of Seniority)
- Materials / Resource List for all Mentees and Mentors (to maximize Program effectiveness)
THE MATCHING PROCESS / ABOUT OUR MENTORS
Each individual interested in becoming a Mentee will complete an Application Form which includes the Mentee’s reasons for participation. Upon receipt of the Form (assuming space remaining), we will schedule a 1-on-1 phone conversation with the President of AWLF to further discuss your background, your goals and objectives. We will use that information to match you with a Mentor best suited to your individual needs. For more experienced leaders, this 1-on-1 conversation will be even more in-depth in order to insure a suitable Mentor is available.
Our Mentors are seasoned leaders who have been involved in AWLF and have a sincere desire to give back to the next generations of women leaders. They have significant leadership experience, business and professional expertise and the ability and willingness to serve as a sounding board and openly share what they have learned. Titles of potential Mentor matches include President, CFO, COO, Partner, Senior VP, VP and Director.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
The Mentoring Program has been developed to meet the needs of women at three different levels of seniority: Emerging Leaders, Mid-Level Leaders and More Experienced leaders who wish to further their advancement, up to and including the C-Suite. We welcome women from the corporate, nonprofit, professional, education and other sectors; we have Mentors available from diverse professions and sectors.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTORING PROGRAM
Complete and return the Application Form. We will contact you to confirm enrollment (based on space/mentor availability). Payment of a Program Fee will be required at that time. We have kept the Program Fee very reasonable. The purpose of the Program Fee is to demonstrate your seriousness about and your commitment to the Program. The Fee is based on the level of seniority, as identifying Mentors, Coaches, etc. for senior leaders will be more intensive. Because every situation is different, particularly during the Pandemic, we are allowing flexibility in determining your Payment Level. See Page 2 of the Application Form for more details. Upon receipt of your Program Fee, we will contact you to arrange a 1-on-1 call.
(NOTES: 1. AWLF has prepared to deliver the Program virtually. Should the Pandemic situation allow, the format could change, based on the needs/desires of the Mentees, Mentors and Coaches. 2. Although we encourage Mentees to participate in all portions of the Program, a Mentee may decide to forego the Coaching portion of the Program.)