The intrinsic value of mentorship is a given for today’s employers and employees. Research proves time and time again that organizational investment in mentorship provides long-term value to the business and its employees. In today’s workplace, 60% of people seek career mentorship and coaching (Ten Thousand Coffees) but are rarely given the tools and opportunities to find a mentor. Not shocking, since creating a formalized mentorship program is hard!
The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) mentorship pilot program launched in August 2020 in select cities throughout North America. Our current program is aimed at employees in career stages of Managers and above, with the goal of retaining, advancing, and supporting our women leaders. Seeing great success in the pilot, we expanded this program to all women leaders in North America in August 2021.