Mentorship is a collaboration. Mentors often have “been there done that” and can provide knowledge and insights rooted in years of experience. Mentees often bring new perspectives, fresh questions and ideas. Participating in the Mentorship Program is a chance to connect and grow together. If you are interested in sharing your experiences with others, gaining an outside perspective, or developing your skills, consider applying for the program.
“I think the overall experience and opportunity to connect with people I didn't know / may have never had a way of meeting in normal life and getting their insights and life knowledge. It was really nice to be able to get the opinion of someone who has experienced the same things you are grappling with and even if they haven't they were always willing to listen and help how they could.”
“WISE did such a good job pairing me with my mentee. I was so pleased to get matched up with someone who has characteristics I look for when hiring interns or employees. It just made the process more organic and easier to suggest advice. I feel I benefited from my mentee by learning more about D&I and how other companies operate vs. what I know of (i.e. it made it easier to understand where the gaps were and how we could implement changes to what she was looking for in the work place.) It also instilled in me more confidence of my work experiences and that they can be successful not just for me but for others.”
“My favorite part of the program is hands down the resulting relationships I've made, particularly with Dawn. We were able to connect as mentor/mentee so naturally and I see that continuing on as a strong relationship throughout our lives. I also think having the smaller group and opportunities to connect with the other mentors and mentees created great natural starting points for ongoing relationships as well.”
"Jen was the voice I needed to hear when I had a frustrating interaction with a teammate for an event, a client, or an organization. Having her as a sounding board always helped me feel better and she coached me through several big decisions. I’d love to thank the WISE Seattle mentorship team for organizing an amazing inaugural WISE Within class of mentors and mentees. Their attention to detail and the pairings was astounding and I can’t thank them enough for their time and energy during this challenging year."
WISE Seattle Mentorship Program is a benefit of membership. You must be a professional level WISE member in good standing through 2020. Membership will be verified. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements to be considered.
1-5 years of experience
Five or more years of experience
Eight or more years of experience
15 years or more experience (or) currently working at an executive level