EWMD International - Mentoring Program


Mentoring

Mentoring has been proven to have a significant impact on peoples’ careers. Personal growth and learning is a key skill in today’s business world and the exchange of knowledge is crucial to achieve that goal. Mentoring accelerates self-development, career progression, and overall self-confidence. The EWMD collects a lot of experienced and senior women who are willingly sharing their knowledge over webinars and the personal exchange already. Bringing these two subjects – the personal learning journey and the existing knowledge in our network – together in a systematic approach seems like the next logical step.

Born from these considerations we are proud to present to you the EWMD Mentoring Program! Starting in April 2022 we offer the frame for a 6 months intensive mentoring program where 1:1 Mentorings are combined with collaborative workshops.


Mentees

You have just started out as a young leader or you are focussing on the start of a brilliant career and you are looking for exchange with more experienced leaders? Learn the unwritten rules from experienced leaders who play the game already and make use of the vast toolbox of experience they have gained.
Our mentoring program builds on the principle of co-mentoring: "Give and Take" The participants in general and the tandem partners specially are encouraged to exchange their knowledge interdisciplinary.

  • The Mentor offers her exchange, experience and knowledge stemming from her seniority. She participates in this program from her intrinsic wish to share and pass on their experience.
  • In exchange the Mentee gives their own knowledge or expertise in a field the mentor might benefit from (e.g. Graphic Design, Impulse in certain field of study, etc.). This is already the first step on the mentoring curve - everybody has something to share and give that is of value!

Mentors

You are an experienced leader and you want to share some of that with the leaders of tomorrow? You know how to play the game of management as a woman in leadership?
We invite every EWMD member that identifies as female to become a mentor. Our mentoring program builds on the principe of co-mentoring: "Give and Take" The participants in general and the tandem partners specially are encouraged to exchange their knowledge interdisciplinary.

  • The Mentor offers her exchange, experience and knowledge stemming from her seniority. She participates in this program from her intrinsic wish to share and pass on their experience.
  • In exchange the Mentee gives their own knowledge or expertise in a field the mentor might benefit from (e.g. Graphic Design, Impulse in certain field of study, etc.). This is already the first step on the mentoring curve - everybody has something to share and give that is of value!


Costs of Participation


  • For Mentees: 

From our experience and the experience of the mentors we know that a high level of engagement and reliability is the backbone of a successful mentoring process. This asks for organizational structures that support this engagement and reliability. This is why we ask for an investment from your side. We know that especially for entry-level positions budgets are not extremely high. This is why we try to keep the investment as low as possible.

  • EWMD members: 150 Euro
  • Guests: 250 Euro


  • For Mentors: 

Because we know about and value the effort mentors put into the programs we do not ask for a participation fee from mentors.


Younger people, especially younger women in entry-level positions are disproportionally affected to earn less than their male counterparts or more senior partners. This is why we offer you the opportunity to sponsor a mentee position. If you have somebody in your network for whom you want to create the possibility to participate in the mentoring program, please contact us for details. 


Our Mentors (Selection)

Nina Pladies

Ariane Bischoff

Christiane Eckardt

As a tax advisor being a partner at one of the Big 4 and having my own office since 11 years, I know both the corporate world and its pitfalls as a woman and the challenges  of being self-employed. Having a good understanding of financials my strength is to analyse and solve difficult structures/situations with the best possible result for the parties. In addition, I am a board member a Camphill NGO. Finally, I am an active networker since more than 20 years.

My work motto: connect 2 worlds, achieve something new. As a sparrings partner for people in the business and professional context, I help to find the common thread. This makes it easier to enter a new area and connect two worlds. With love, ease and trust, I help my customers to get started on their next level.

I am a mathematician and computer scientist. My career path from manager of IT areas and in various industries to more than 20 years of experience as management consultant for organizational development and complex and international projects was characterized by high assertiveness in a male-dominated environment. My key personal skills are perseverance, strategic and anticipatory thinking and moderation skills. My employees and customers appreciated my clarity and solution orientation. I have been giving my skills to the Integrata Foundation for a number of years, currently as vice-chair of the board of trustees and organizer of the think tank on the subject of artificial intelligence and ethics. I am also the coordinator of a local refugee aid group.

About EWMD

European Women's Management Development is an international nonprofit network established in 1984 by women for women and men in management.
Our main goal is to increase women's visibility and participation in higher positions in business and society. EWMD believes that quality levels of management can be increased and enriched through more female presence and diversity. EWMD is constantly engaged in international dialogue, contributing to and profiting from the whole Network through global interaction and exchange. We aim to support women's careers in management and further develop the knowledge and skills of female executives on a national and international level.


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