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Mentoring

The POWERful Women mentoring scheme is called POWERful Connections.  Since September 2015 we have been pairing the most senior leaders and opinion formers in energy with female professionals who are aspiring to move into senior leadership positions within the next the next 5 years or so.

We have learned a lot and are currently recruiting for the second tranche of mentees and mentors.

Read moreOriginally the POWERful Connections mentors pledged to give a minimum of 3 hours of their time over a period of 6-9 months to support a senior woman in taking positive steps to achieve their professional goals.  However, some mentoring has been given briefly over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and in other cases the relationship has lasted much longer.  We’ve found it works best when we make a good match and leave the participants to set the pace. Now that some mentees have graduated they are mentoring women in middle/senior management themselves through the network, although capacity for this is currently quite low. We have therefore also offered speed-mentoring events for women in middle management and POWERful Connections breakfasts for women with 7+ years experience, whereby a senior female gives a short session on careers over breakfast.  In addition we work with other women’s groups offering mentoring including Women in Nuclear, Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy, CIGRE Women’s Network and MENTORset (Women’s Engineering Society). We also encourage you to join us for our open events and meet your peers to gain support and to also look for ways to enhance your career development through your professional body.

Would you like to become a mentor or a mentee?