PWN Lyon is passionate about helping our members to develop and realize their potential and we recognize that mentoring continues to be one of the best ways to do this. Through mentoring our members can grow, learn, share and achieve! That is why the PWN Lyon Board created its mentoring program in October 2015 and officially launched its first cycle in December 2015. After the success of this first cycle a second one is being launched.
We take each step of the cycle seriously and we kick-off with an Information Meeting for anyone interested in finding out more. At this event we take the time to explain the ins and outs of mentoring and how the program is run in the Lyon network. Members who have confirmed their interest are then invited to a training event for future Mentors and Mentees. The Mentoring Team follows this, prior to the final event, with going though the candidates and "matching" them. The final stage of preparation is the "Meet your Mentor / Mentee" event where we announce the pairs and encourage them to start their 1st meeting to clarify their objectives.
The actual mentoring cycle runs from January to June and the Mentoring Team periodically checks in with the pairs to offer any support or guidance if requested. In June we organise an official wrap-up event where we ask our pairs to share their experiences.