WIIS Italy

MENTORING PROGRAMME

First edition

Ojectives:

The mentoring programme aims at aiding the professional development of women working in the field of international relations, security and defence. With the support of professional experts, the programme offers the possibility to strengthen their skills, to share their challenges and opportunities, and to grow professionally. The programme includes individual meeting between mentors and mentees and shared trainings to further female leadership. These meetings are also a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge within the network and to deepen the network’s relation with its contacts.

Benefits 

For our mentees:

  • Strengthen one’s skills and develop self-esteem to help one’s growth in its professional career
  • Receive advice and support
  • Be guided in the achievement of one’s own professional objecitives essere guidate
  • Attend training and women leadership seminars 
  • Share life and professional experience, discuss challenges and opportunities, learn from professionals who have a greater experience
  • Become a member of WIIS network and deepen one’s ties and connections

For our mentors:

  • Actively contribute to the personal and professional growth of young women
  • Acquire new perspectives and skills 
  • Share one’s own experience and pass down one’s knowledge onto next generations
  • Become a member of WIIS network and deepen one’s ties and connections

22 mentees have been selected and paired with their mentors who work in the international affairs, security, diplomacy, and international cooperation  sector.

The programme has been adapted to the current situation and the first meetings have been held online. The programme has been well received and there’s a lot of enthusiasm from the participants.

During the first meeting, the mentees introduced themselves and shared their expectations on the programme. Recurring goals have been gaining greater self awareness, developing a network, be inspired,    and have a fruitful exchange with professionals that have greater experience.

In a second meeting, the mentors meet to get to know one another and discuss the programme.

The first training session will soon take place.

Follow us to meet the participants and find out more about the next sessions of the Mentoring Programme!

Mentoring Programme

The mentoring programme aims at aiding the professional development of women working in the field of international relations, security and defence. With the support of professional experts, the programme offers the possibility to strengthen their skills, to share...