Following the launch of We Mentor UK during Enterprise Week last year, an overwhelming number of business women enquired about signing up to the programme to receive support to help their business venture to grow.
The first groups of mentors and mentees were invited ‘An Introduction to Mentoring’ day to set them off on the programme at home of The Women’s Organisation – 54 St James Street – in Liverpool.
Project partners NCEE and The Women’s Organisation were delighted by the quality of business mentors who had agreed to give their time to support female enterpreneurs.
Enterprise Director at The Women’s Organisation Jackie Williams said “We couldn’t have hoped for a better group of established businesses to offer their time on this project. The overwhelming response from women entrepreneurs enquiring about receiving mentoring shows how valuable a project like this is, and exciting to see so many women ready to take the leap to grow their business. We are really looking forward to seeing how those fledgling businesses progress.”
The mentors and mentees were given the opportunity to look at the role of a mentor, their expectations for the project and how they can access the online tool jam packed with resources to support them on their business journey.
We Mentor UK is a European mentoring project run in partnership with NCEE and The Women’s Organisation that aims to provide guidance and support for women entrepreneurs to further grow their existing business enterprise. We are still looking for further established businesses of over 5 years to offer their time to mentor a fledgling business ready to grow. Fledgling female led businesses from across the UK who could benefit from being linked with a mentor can also sign up to be a mentee on the project. If you are interested in finding out more about the project you can follow us on facebook or Twitter, or email our team firstname.lastname@example.org