Women’s Mentoring Program designed to build your pipeline of female leaders
Our My Mentor: Courageous Women Program is the only toolkit you need to build and extend your pipeline of female talent
Run as career development programs or structured mentoring programs for women, with the objective of moving women into leadership.
Implemented within hundreds of organisations, our women’s mentoring program looks like 10 modules over 10 weeks with blended discussions.
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Our Mentoring Women Program Snapshot
My Mentor: Courageous Woman Mentoring Program creates wildly successful women who want more in their lives and their careers!
The program is all about mentoring women the right way! It’s a pragmatic ‘push’ strategy that supports the building of your female leadership pipeline and builds women in leadership programs, with proven success.
The program results are measurable and we have seen some phenomenal results: high promotion rates, increased engagement, higher performance scores, movement across divisions – and many heartfelt personal challenges conquered!
You see our philosophy is that, particularly for mentoring women, you can’t just focus on career in isolation – because women have multi- faceted lives – and it’s the other ‘stuff’ which usually causes our career clashes.
We need to focus on our multi-faceted lives in order to unearth (yes – she is already there!) our brave new courageous woman!
WE GUARANTEE RESULTS
We are so convinced by the track record of this program that we guarantee that if a woman puts her heart and soul into the program – she will get results, and she will experience a whole new outlook!
Our philosophy: Women don’t need to be fixed to create women in leadership – but because we are different, we need a different toolkit.
This is the toolkit!
35,000 women worldwide
Designed for women
Building confidence and resilience
About our Women’s Mentoring Program
Have you tried multiple approaches to increasing gender diversity and inclusion in your organisation? You may have had some success…but you would like to accelerate results to see women from your pipeline banging on the door saying ‘give me that job!’.
Mentoring 35,000 women has taught us that women have what it takes already – but often self select to stay in ‘comfort zone’ because of the clashes with life. Our women’s mentoring program is a great big PUSH.
But contrary to popular belief, the glass ceiling is not the biggest obstacle to women’s progression. It is actually at the first step up to manager— or the “broken rung.”
……a broken rung prevents women from reaching the top.
Progress at the top is constrained by a broken rung. Consider these figures coming out of McKinsey & Leanin in 2019 –
The biggest obstacle women face on the path to senior leadership is at the first step up to manager. For every 100 men promoted and hired to manager, only 72 women are promoted and hired. This broken rung results in more women getting stuck at the entry level and fewer women becoming managers. Not surprisingly, men end up holding 62 percent of manager-level positions, while women hold just 38 percent.
This early inequality has a long-term impact on the talent pipeline. Since men significantly out number women at the manager level, there are significantly fewer women to hire or promote to senior managers.
The number of women decreases at every subsequent level. So even as hiring and promotion rates improve for women at senior levels, women as a whole can never catch up.
There are simply too few women to advance.
What’s included in the program?
- Online learning modules – accessible on any device
- Career development plan – participants will build your goals throughout the program
- A ‘ facilitation kit‘ – the face components are run inhouse
- Guidance for mentors in 1:1 or mentoring circles – understand sponsorship and how to make this happen
- Mentor embed journal – continue the journey for participants for 12 months after they complete the program
- PDF for each module – print it out, use it to gather your thoughts
- Mentor guide – a comprehensive summary, mentoring 101 tips, and a guide to each module to drive relationships
Frequently asked questions about the program
What is the time commitment?
A 10-week challenge – maximum 1 hour per week plus 1 hour per week for discussion and events spread over 10 weeks.
How do we achieve critical mass impact?
The ability for more women to be given the opportunity to develop and advance core personal and professional skills and evidence of more women in leadership. The program is designed to enable you to get to critical mass – regardless of geographic spread. Reaching critical mass is when real change happens. Adapt it to your needs and capture your audience’s attention
What is the cost of the program?
It is inexpensive per person, particularly at volume.
How is the program structured?
The program is very versatile and can be structured in many innovative ways. Consider:
- Peer mentoring groups. Challenge each other and plan to get together often – this is a new network for you, and this is an opportunity to build new bonds.
- A mentor, manager coach, or a mentoring circle. Each has proven to work well to create women’s sponsorship and assist men as male mentors and male sponsors for women.
What real results has the program delivered elsewhere?
Alignment between women in leadership strategies and employee strategies resulting in multiple objects impact. The program has delivered clear evidence of increased women in leadership, engagement, performance ratings and level of ‘gratitude’ to their employer.
Results have been accelerated. There is clear program ROI. Movement of women into leadership (within 3 months) demonstrated and evidenced by:
- Stepping up to take on projects, higher duties and secondments
- Promotions: increasing women in leadership
- Personal satisfaction and achievement of personal and professional goals
- Self-driving of careers and current roles with higher levels of satisfaction with current employer
How is the program rolled out?
We offer an easy, done for you roll out. With time-pressed and under-resourced HR departments, we have done all the preparation for you. You can just get your group together, and then get started!
It’s time to support your female talent and build your pipeline at the same time!
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