Mentor Walks is a simple idea that can have a big impact on your career - a one hour walk with an exceptional female leader with whom you can have a conversation about anything.
During COVID we are running a combination of virtual and outdoor walking events, depending on location and local government regulations.
Our mentors are leaders from diverse backgrounds
They guide you from real experience
They’ve been where you are
They want to help women rise
It’s easy and simple - one hour, before work
It’s inexpensive - the cost of a lunch!
It’s for any working woman
You're not locked into an ongoing program - walk when you want and come back when you want
Everyone’s in walking shoes - no intimidating high heels!
It’s a conversation not a lecture
What’s said on the walk, stays on the walk
You can be yourself
Walking and talking are a natural fit
You'll be taking steps together (usually 5000 steps per walk!)
Being outdoors in nature gives a different perspective
Our mentees are women early, mid or senior in their roles. They come from every sector and industry, from corporate to government, business, not-for-profits and start ups. Each one is looking to step forward in her career.
"My mentor provided her real-life experience in building a board portfolio. She highlighted the need to have a clear plan, use existing networks, and identify people who may be outside of your network."
"It's great to hear from mentors about their own journeys, which have all generally included the good, the bad and the ugly. I think it's also important to find someone outside of your usual friend / family / work circle to confide in, someone who can bring you a fresh perspective. What's not to love?"
"I had the fear that if I wasn't firm I would appear weak due to my appearance and mannerism. I joined Mentor Walks to meet women in leadership positions, and take lessons on how they lead people without the negative stereotypes."