Welcome! We are thrilled you may be interested in becoming a mentee or mentor. The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Mentoring Program is devoted to empowering women to learn from each other through guided mentorship. This one-of-a-kind community enables professional growth through a unique mentoring arrangement through guided mentorship. Developed in partnership with Menttium, the Program is a key pillar of the TRUST’s mission to advance the healthcare careers of women. Our new cohort starts accepting applications in August of each year for a January start of the following year. This program is open to TRUST Members only.
It’s time to invest in yourself. The Mentorship Program is a unique, year-long opportunity available to TRUST members who want to focus on immediate or short-term professional development. You will be paired with an experienced female leader who wants to help you achieve your Program goals. This one-on-one relationship is tailored to meet your current needs and allows you the flexibility to evolve your focus. Our mentees have experienced growth in diverse skills such as strategic planning, delegating, negotiating, career planning, navigating politics, embracing change, work/life integration, effective feedback, executive presence, and moving from peer to team leader. In addition to your mentor partnership, the Program includes scheduled learning and connection opportunities.
Mentors – We need you!
If you’ve been thinking about mentoring, now is the time to sign up. The Mentorship Program provides a turn-key way for you to share about what you know while meaningfully contributing to the careers of other women. You can make a significant impact to the professional life of a TRUST member, for just an hour a month. The more generous we can be with our knowledge, relationships and support, the more successful women in our industry will be. Our mentors also find growth and new perspectives while giving back.
TRUST Mentoring Program Notable Items
1.) The next TRUST Mentorship Program will run from January through December of
2.) Program applications for both mentors and mentees will be open on the WHLT
website from August through September of the year prior to program start.
3.) In addition to Program materials, there will be formal quarterly check-ins,
providing additional learning opportunities and time to connect with other
mentees and mentors.
4.) For Mentees there is a nominal fee of $300 to participate in the program.
There is no cost for mentors.
5.) Time expectations: Mentee’s should spend at least two hours a month on the
Program and mentors about one hour a month meeting with the mentee.
Mentorship Program Benefits
What is Mentoring?
- Is an equal partnership with two-way learning
- Creates a climate of trust and promotes open and honest dialogue
- Allows you to develop leadership and performance capabilities, expand networks, and benefit from career guidance
- Works best when goals are defined and measured
- Succeeds when partnership roles, expectations, and time frames, are clearly defined
- Is learning to respect and value differences
- Is an opportunity for the mentor and mentee to focus together on the mentee’s growth and development needs
- Is a commitment to continuous learning by mentee and mentor
Mentoring Is not:
- Only spontaneous
- A job search or recruitment strategy
- The same as managing
We look forward to seeing you, as either a mentor or mentee, in the upcoming Program. We will be watching for your completed application between August 15th and September 30th.
Nominate a Mentor Do you know a mentor who deserves special recognition? The Mentor of the Year award is open to any member of the TRUST who exemplifies the attributes of mentorship. Learn more here.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609.799.4900