The NZBWN mentoring programme enables network members to get started on their own individual journeys to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and realise their aspirations as well as helping support others on their journeys.
Applications are now closed for the current round
You can see the two amazing programmes we are currently running and brilliant mentors leading the groups below. If you are interested in participating in a future mentoring group or being a mentor for a group, please completed the expression of interest form. We use the information gathered in the expression of interest form to help develop the programme to what you are most interested in doing. We also use this to contact you when applications are opening so that you can be first to apply.
The career progression group is a mentoring programme for women 7+ years into their career that are looking to make a major step in their career.
Over 6 sessions you will work with your mentor and 5 other women to help you get clarity on where you are in your career and your career strategy going forward. Each week will focus on a different topic. Topics covered will be driven by the group but may cover performance management, personal branding, leadership and networking.
Your mentor: Jan Kirkpatrick
A founder member of the NZBWN, Jan is a career coach, following a career spanning recruitment, consulting and IT, having worked at Diageo, BP and EY and set up and run her recruitment business for ten + years. Having completed an advanced diploma and accredited in cognitive behavioural coaching, currently studying positive psychology, Jan coaches people and organisations where performance, sustainable and successful careers are on the agenda. She coaches for career development and role transition, performance improvement, stress management, health and wellbeing @Kirkpatrickconsulting.co.uk
If you've ever feared presenting or speaking to a large group or even a close group of colleagues or peers, here’s your opportunity to sharpen up your public speaking toolkit and gain the knowledge to become a comfortable and confident speaker.
Ideal for those who are entering a new career or social roles requiring strong public speaking abilities, or for those who are required to regularly present to colleagues and peers.
Your mentor: Jude Sclater
Jude Sclater is an executive coach with a mission to help individuals and teams change the conversations they're having. We all have unconscious thoughts that influence the way we interact – or react – in certain situations. In bringing an impartial ear, a healthy dose of challenge, and the energy needed to build momentum, coaching empowers people to overcome what’s keeping them stuck and gets them closer to their potential.
Her own career journey has taught her that anything is possible. She went from studying psychology and information systems at Victoria University, to teaching English in Brazil, to being an auditor and project manager before heading back to university to do a Masters in Organisational Behaviour at Birkbeck. After 8 years as team and leadership development specialist at Deloitte she now runs her own consultancy, Think with Jude.
We have asked our previous mentees what they want to tell others about the mentoring programme, here’s just some of what they are saying….
“Do it, do it, do it!!! It gives a great way to learn and to support each other.”
“That it was the group that supported me to finally get the promotion I was looking for
it was great and extremely valuable”
“It is a great idea if you are stuck and unsure of your next move. It helps you think about your career in a new way”
“It was a really good opportunity to set aside time to think about my development and what I'm looking to achieve in my job/life.“
“They are very worthwhile, I will definitely do more”
“This is the best thing you can do for your personal development and your confidence this year.”
“A wonderful opportunity to learn and grow collectively with like minded women about a hugely important topic for both your professional and personal development.”
“You won't regret it.”
Expression of interest
If you have any ideas for future programmes, are interested in participating in a future mentoring group or interested in being a mentor for a group, please complete the expression of interest form. We use the information gathered in the expression of interest to help develop the programme to what you are most interested in doing. We also use this to contact you when applications are opening so that you can be first to apply.
Any queries, please contact the NZBWN mentoring team firstname.lastname@example.org.