WiM-Virginia Mentoring Program

The purpose of the WiM-Virginia Mentoring Program is to help develop females in industry by providing them with the knowledge and leadership skills that will empower them to realize their full potential. By facilitating mentoring relationships, providing opportunities for reflection and self-examination, and teaching practical leadership skills, the program helps women in industry strengthen their self-confidence, find their voice, learn to wield influence and exercise authority, and articulate and pursue leadership goals.

Why should you participate?

  • 97% of mentees say the experience was valuable
  • 87% of mentors and mentees feel empowered by their mentoring relationship
  • 25% of employees who enrolled in a mentoring program had a salary-grade change
  • Mentees are promoted 5 times more often than those without a mentor

Program Objectives

  • Help participants identify and achieve career development and personal growth goals
  • Support building a bench of future women leaders
  • Foster higher levels of engagement and career vision
  • Equip participants with the tools necessary to perform to their highest capabilities
  • Create opportunities to meet and partner with others of different job titles and cultural boundaries
  • Help to expand an individual’s network
  • Create a culture that sees mentorship as an effective way of developing individuals.

Mentor Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing industry.
  • Meet the one hour per month time commitment outlined in the program document.
  • Currently hold a manager, supervisor, or leadership/professional equivalent role.
WiMVA Mentor and Mentee at an event

 

Hear from some of our Program Participants:

  • Brenda Clark WIiMVA mentoring testimonial
    Brenda Clark WIiMVA mentoring testimonial