To celebrate International Day of the Girl on 11th October, BelEve is launching a new initiative, Pathway To Success, pairing 50 young women with 50 inspirational mentors to support and guide them through the next stage of their educational or career journey.
Inspired mentoring is proven to have significant, and at times life-changing, impact on mentees and BelEve is dedicated to supporting and growing these 50 young women by giving them exposure to leading figures at the top of their game.
If you are a young woman aged 16-21, looking for a mentor to support you on the next step of your educational or career journey register your interest today.
Are You Ready To Be A Mentor?
We are looking for women who are passionate about supporting girls and young women to fulfil their education and career potential. If you are committed to supporting future female leaders through mentoring we are looking forward to hearing from you, apply today to become a BelEve Mentor.
Closing date for applications is Monday 30th September 2019.
When you mentor a girl or young woman you encourage her ambition, support her in setting goals she can achieve and most importantly empower her confidence. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful effects on young women’s personal, academic and professional outcomes. 1 in 3 girls and young women will not gain the opportunity to have a mentor and BelEve aims to contribute to closing this gap through the Pathway to Success mentoring. We believe every girl and young woman needs a mentor.
How does it work?
During a year-long mentoring relationship, each mentor will inspire, empower and advise their mentee to think bigger and fulfil their education or career aspirations.
We are passionate about Pathway to Success and committed to creating a platform that delivers outcomes for mentors and mentees. We will provide clear structure and training to maintain quality, momentum and support. The programme will require a 1 year commitment on both sides. Our recommendation is that your connect on-line or off-line at least once a month for at least an hour.
Empowering and equipping young women with skills and knowledge, Pathway to Sucess will give girls the confidence to have an influential voice and reach their full potential. Through bi-monthly skills development workshops the young women will increase their personal skills and gain support to successfully transition from education to work. This will be done by improving their understanding of career opportunities and ensuring they receive a higher quality of work experience in order to make an informed choice for their future education, career and training options.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Pathway to Success Early Careers Mentoring Programme really about?
Our mission is to support, inspire and empower girls in London to gain a sense of confidence, working alongside Parents, Schools and the Community to engender Individual, Educational and Social change and most importantly to create sustainable impact.
Many young women feel they do not have the capacity to change their lives and make a difference for themselves. Pathway to Success has been developed to change this narrative by connecting young women with role models to change their story, increase their opportunities and improve their social economic outcomes. The programme will;
- Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improved interpersonal skills
- Develop core capabilities early
- Connect future talent to the world of work
What investment is needed to become a Mentor?
The biggest investment will be your time. We ask that you connect with your mentee at least once a month for an hour.
What skills and Experience is needed to become a Mentor?
There are no specific skills and experience needed, however these qualities are essential;
- Active listening skills
- A sincere desire to support a young woman
- Ability to see solutions and opportunities
What Training and Support will the Mentors receive?
All mentors’ will receive full Mentoring training and receive on-going support. You will also require an up to date DBS form before you are matched with a mentee.
Each mentor will be allocated a supervisor who will support them when necessary. You will touch base with your supervisor every eight weeks.
What are the benefits of becoming a mentor?
The mentoring relationship is a mutual opportunity for learning and growth. Developing a good relationship with the mentee will enable a mentor to:
- Improve your communication skills and gain experience working with young Women
- Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity
- Have fun
- A great feeling of making a difference
- An opportunity to inspire a young women and improve society.