Are you looking to springboard your career or business to the next level of success?
Are you looking for opportunities to strengthen your leadership and expand your network? Are you new to Calgary and wanting to connect with business-minded women supporting working women? The Calgary BPW Mentorship Program may be just what you are looking for!
Our Mentorship Program was nominated for the Best Practices Award in 2010 at the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, and continues to attract women of all ages and stages of their career. Mentors include professional and business women with many years of diverse life experiences who enjoy giving back to the community. This is a one-of–a-kind program making a positive impact on the professional and personal lives of participants, both protégées and mentors.
The 9-month mentorship program (January to September) is open to all club members as part of their membership fee. Here is what you can expect:
- Pairing with an experienced mentor for one-on-one meetings to advance your unique goals.
- Learning through workshop format on business and leadership topics, such as: leading with energy, how to negotiate, leadership resilience, and more.
- Learning in supportive small group “café” conversations.
- Networking in diverse community activities and participating in provincial and national advocacy for working women’s issues, i.e., equal pay, women in STEM fields, human trafficking, and others.
Mission of the Program
To create formal supportive mentoring relationships amongst BPW Calgary Members, that will result in positive impacts in the professional and personal lives of both mentor and protégée. To foster member relationships, encourage networking and support among professional women in Calgary, as well as enhancing the supportive and nurturing culture of the BPW Calgary organization.
BPW Calgary Mentorship Program for 2020 is underway…
Welcome to the 2020 BPW Calgary Wisdom Boost Mentorship Program! Congratulations as you embark on this one-of-a-kind program with like-minded women looking to springboard their leadership, career and businesses to the next level of success. We look forward to engaging with you during this 9-month program in a variety of learning opportunities, including: One-on-one protégée/mentor conversations to advance your unique goals (every 2 weeks or as mutually agreed upon) Learning through workshop format on business and leadership topics Learning in supportive small group “café” conversations Networking at BPW monthly dinner meetings and diverse community activities. Dinner meetings feature a guest speaker on topics of local and global importance and are held the second Wednesday of the month, excluding July and August. Protégées commit to 3 dinner meetings Option to join in provincial and national advocacy for issues faced by working women, i.e., equal pay and others.
2020 Calendar of Events
January 15: Mentorship Kick-off
February 26: Protégée (only) Café
April 8: Mentor (only) meeting
May 6: Leadership Workshop
June: Potluck dinner
September 9: Mentorship Celebration at BPW Dinner meeting
Commitment to three dinner meetings including the September 9th celebration.
If you have questions or would like to discuss the program further, please contact mentorship@BPWCalgary.com