Mission of the Program
To create and grow formal supportive mentoring relationships amongst BPW Calgary Members, that will make a positive impact in professional and personal lives of both the mentors and protégées. To foster member relationships, and encourage networking and support among professional women in Calgary.
Vision of the Mentorship Program
To grow and develop diverse mentoring relationships that will have a positive impact on the professional and personal lives of the participants, as well as further enhance the supportive and nurturing culture of the BPW Calgary organization.
- To support BPW’s cornerstones of leadership and professional development.
- To support BPW Calgary’s vision of empowering women to reach their full potential.
- To deepen the value of the membership benefits of joining BPW Calgary, and foster new membership enrollments.
Each year, our program design builds on previous success and learnings. Our Mentorship Program was nominated for the Best Practices Award in 2010 at the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, and has continued to evolve each year.
The program is a 9-month program with activities to foster solid development opportunities and robust mentor and protégée relationships. The framework elements include a joint session in January, supportive tools, 1:1 mentorship, a minimum of one leadership workshop, regular touch-point encounters, and diverse community networking and advocacy activities.
The monthly BPW dinner meetings additionally add value for each mentor/protégée pair, with topics such as effective public speaking, work-life integration and social media to personal branding, talent management, financial planning and professional leadership.
Our Mentors and Protégées
BPW mentors are diverse professional and business women employed across a broad range of industries and sectors (corporate, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial) and occupations. They have many years of business experience as well as a variety of interesting life experiences and enjoy giving back to the community.
Our protégées are BPW members also representing a diverse group of professional and business women who are interested in developing and strengthening their leadership skills and advancing their careers by expanding their network.
Applications for the 2019 Mentorship were due on December 7, 2018. If you have questions or would like to discuss the program further, please contact mentorship@BPWCalgary.com.