Sharing Knowledge and Experience to Move Careers Forward.
Sharing Knowledge to Move Careers Forward
WCM’s Mentor Program has provided more than 750 female capital market professionals with access to formal mentor relationships.
This program pairs female protégées with mentors from outside of their firm for a 12-month period. With their mentor’s support and guidance, protégées establish career goals, discuss strategies to overcome challenges, benefit from the mentor’s knowledge and experience and extend their network outside of their own firm. For mentors, the program is equally rewarding as it is an opportunity to coach, motivate, empower and give back to the community by helping shape future female leaders.
The program also includes formal skill-build sessions with executive coaches to help mentors and protégées optimize the relationship and bring new skills back to their organizations.
DID YOU KNOW? THE BENEFITS OF MENTORSHIP
- 75% of of private sector executives say mentoring has been critical in their own career development
- 71% of Fortune 500 companies offer mentorship programs;
- 77% of companies with mentoring programs say they improve employee retention and job performance;
- 79% of millenials believe mentorship programs are crucial to their career success.
Mentors help protégées maximize their potential by giving them advice, sharing their professional insights and years of experience and providing a sounding board to help protégées learn and grow, feel supported and championed.
WHY BE A PROTÉGÉE?
Potégée's receive valuable career advice from mentors outside of their firm, with the goal of advancing their careers and establishing career goals, growing their networks, and discussing career challenges.