Mentorship - FAQs - She Runs It

Mentorship – FAQs

What are the objectives of the program?

  • Help She Runs It members grow professionally in a supportive, one-to-one environment.
  • Provide both members of a mentoring partnership with a rewarding relationship that imparts real-life wisdom to workplace situations.
  • Match mentee and mentor in pairs that support careers and help develop individual goals.
  • Expand She Runs It members’ professional network.

What is the timeframe for this program?

  • The program has been revamped this year to two nine month programs beginning in January 2018.
  • Applications are generally solicited in October of the previous year.

Who can participate in this program?

  • This program is open to all She Runs It members who are willing to commit to meeting 9 times a year (once a month) or a total of 9 hours in this year-long program.
  • If you are interested in this program but are not yet a member of She Runs It, we invite you to become a member.

Am I a Mentor or a Mentee?

  • Mentors: Give back. Develop future stars. We recommend mentors have 6+ years of business experience.
  • Mentees: Benefit from experienced and successful She Runs It members.

How does the program work?

  • Once you apply, the She Runs It staff will contact you and guide you through the selection process.
  • When you are matched with your partner, you will receive a mentoring packet with tools that will assist you in fulfilling the program.
  • The She Runs It Mentoring Program committee will continue to provide ideas to help guide mentoring pairs throughout the year.
  • She Runs It may also arrange special meetings and events for program participants.

What is expected of participants?

  • Each member of a mentoring pair is expected to actively participate in the program.
  • Each mentoring pair will be required to meet at least 9x (once a month) or a total of 9 hours as part of their program commitment.
  • Mentoring pairs are free to meet more often and to create a relationship that serves both their needs

What is the deadline for the program in both New York and Chicago?

  • The deadline in both markets is Friday, May 18th.