EWF PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

What is the EWF Professional Mentorship Program?

The EWF professional mentorship program for finance professionals is designed to match interested mentors with professional women looking for guidance as they navigate through their careers. Throughout the program, mentors and mentees will have opportunities to attend EWF networking events and panel discussions. 

 

Partnership with MENTOR Canada

We are excited to announce that MENTOR Canada will be partnering up with us to give mentors and mentees professionally-guided sessions in the early stages of the program. The goal is to fully equip participants with the tools and confidence required to proactively lead the mentorship experience for the duration of our program and any mentorships in the future. 

 

Please visit our EWF Blog to learn more about previous program participants.

 

What to expect

The 5-month program will kick off in October 2022 with a virtual event. Regular mentorship meetings will start in November 2022 and end in March 2023. All participants will be invited to use MentorCity, a mentorship software, to find their mentorship matches and manage mentorship progresses. The professional program will be conducted mainly via a traditional one-on-one mentoring format.

 

Participants will have an opportunity to get featured on our social media sites.

Who is it for?​

Mentees: 

If you are a professional woman residing in Edmonton and you want to maximize your potential and elevate your career in finance, this program is for you!

Mentee eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 year of post-graduation professional work experience in finance-related industry

  • Previous experience in finance-related industry (including accounting, law, real estate) or a willingness to get into finance

  • Commitment to managing the mentorship relationship and availability, either virtually or in-person, for regular meetings for at least 5 months (November 2022-March 2023). We suggest meeting at least one hour each month.

  • Agree to the EWF mentorship agreement posted on the EWF mentorship program website.

 

Mentors:

If you are a professional with experience in finance, and you want to share your knowledge, coach and support women in the financial industry, this program is for you!

Mentor eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-graduation professional work experience in finance-related industry

  • All genders are encouraged to apply

  • Availability for virtual/in-person monthly regular meetings for at least 5 months (November 2022-March 2023). We suggest meeting at least one hour each month.

 

You can also apply as both mentor and mentee and benefit from both roles!

Please contact mentorship@ewifalberta.org if you have any questions or comments.