In March 2023, we organized the Speed Mentoring program to provide valuable mentorship opportunities to our female employees. The program aimed to help them advance in their careers by providing guidance, advice, and support from experienced leaders in the organization.
The planning phase of the program involved several tasks, including setting up a meeting with potential mentors to discuss the program’s goals and expectations, recruiting mentors from the organization’s leaders, sending an email to mentors requesting their bios to be shared with mentees, coordinating logistics for the speed mentoring sessions, and evaluating the effectiveness of the program after its completion.
We met with potential mentors during the planning phase to discuss the program’s goals and expectations. We discussed the importance of mentoring and how it could help our female employees succeed. We also discussed the logistics of the program and how we could make it a success.
Recruiting mentors from the organization’s female leaders was also crucial in the planning phase. We identified the most experienced and knowledgeable female leaders in the organization who could provide valuable guidance and support to our mentees. We sent them an email requesting their participation in the program as mentors.
In the email, we requested the mentors to send us their bios, which included their professional backgrounds, areas of expertise, and any other information that mentors felt would be helpful for the mentees to know. We received several bios and shared them with the mentees before the program began.
Coordinating logistics for the speed mentoring sessions was also essential to the planning phase. We had to find a suitable date and time for mentors and mentees. We also had to ensure that the event ran smoothly and that everyone had a chance to meet and interact with each other.
The program was held on both March 20th and 21st. Mentees were given a quick reference of mentors’ bios to get to know them better. The mentors shared their knowledge, skills, and expertise with the mentees, providing guidance, advice, and support to help them succeed in their careers.
After the program’s completion, we evaluated its effectiveness to determine if it had met its goals and objectives. We received positive feedback from mentors and mentees, who found the program valuable and informative.
In conclusion, the Speed Mentoring program was a success, and it provided valuable mentorship opportunities to our female employees. We plan to continue providing such opportunities in the future to help our female employees advance in their careers and achieve their goals.