The Alliance for Girls Mentoring Initiative

Alliance for Girls members say that the opportunity to build relationships, networks and community is one of the most valuable elements of the Alliance. In addition to attending Alliance workshops and mixers, the annual conference, and serving on a committee, many members have also expressed interest in a more personal forum to develop their professional and leadership skills.

In October 2016, Alliance for Girls launched the Mentoring Initiative to provide a platform for members to learn from the experiences of fellow members and discuss professional topics of interest while forming deeper relationships with other Alliance organizations. (Not a member? Join us!)

Participants can sign up as a mentee, a mentor, or both.

Expectations of Participants

MENTORS commit to:

  • At least one in-person, phone, or video meeting a month over a seven month period
  • Being fully present for the mentoring conversation, employing active listening
  • Sharing your relevant experience
  • Offering advice when asked

MENTOR benefits include:

  • The opportunity to build a relationship with a fellow Alliance member
  • Experience articulating your story and how you’ve overcome challenges
  • Enrichment as you support a fellow member’s work with women and girls

 MENTEES commit to:

  • At least one in-person, phone, or video meeting a month over a seven month period
  • Being prepared with topics you would like to discuss during the mentoring conversation
  • Writing a paragraph sharing your experience at the conclusion of the program

 MENTEE benefits include:

  • The opportunity to build a relationship with a fellow Alliance member
  • Support in navigating professional challenges
  • A chance to discuss professional topics of interest with a member with relevant experience

 

Applications are open for 2017-2018!

Please submit an application here by Sunday, November 19th. This opportunity is open to all Alliance for Girls members.

Questions? Contact AFG staffer Kailin Chou at kailin@alliance4girls.org.