Tuesday 5 October
14:00 – 16:00
This is the second round of the ReWiRE mentoring programme for 2021.
The ReWiRE mentoring programme has been hugely popular, supporting women to enhance their potential through career choices and working practices, develop their strategic and financial acumen, and build their professional networks and profile. It matches the experience of one person with the potential of another, building personal and strong bonds with senior women and men across the sector.
The mentoring process begins with this match-making event where prospective mentors and mentees have the opportunity to meet during a ‘speed dating’ style session. During the session the mentees meet all of the mentors, where they have three minutes to introduce themselves and outline their interests, as well as the areas they would like to develop. At the end of the session, the mentees and mentors feed back to us on the chemistry and we pair them up. Once matched, the mentoring relationship can start, this usually lasts up to 12 months and will begin with a further call to set out objectives and timeframes. It is the responsibility of the mentee to maintain the relationship with the mentor, so be sure you have the time and commitment to the programme before signing up.
We organise matching events in the spring and autumn of each year. The feedback from mentees is that this ‘speed-dating’ process in itself very insightful, allowing them to refine their aims and expectations as the session progresses. You can download the mentoring guide here for further information about the programme.
The initiative feeds into ReWiRE’s wider 2021 objectives to increase the visibility and profile of women working in the clean energy sector, and to support network participants to develop the skills to enable them to take positions on boards and in senior management across the sector.
Please feel free to recommend the programme to anyone you think would benefit from being a mentee and/or mentor. We welcome female mentees, and both male and female mentors. Read more about ReWiRE and the mentoring programme here.
We are excited that, as with the 2020 season of mentor matching, ReWiRE will be partnering with Innovate UK to increase the female representation in their funded projects through mentoring.