NEWS: Women in PR Cymru Brings Prestigious Mentoring Scheme to Wales

14 May 2020

NEWS: Women in PR Cymru Brings Prestigious Mentoring Scheme to Wales

A mentoring scheme for women - Women in PR and PR Week Mentoring is now open for applications and will match mentees with PR industry experts.  This scheme is to be delivered entirely online, with the matches meeting via phone or video call.  The potential mentees go through a rigorous application process, with prospective mentees to demonstrate they have leadership potential amongst other criteria.  Graduates of the mentoring scheme have gone on to progress to top jobs within PR.  

Sarah Samee, a graduate of the programme turned mentor and now Vice President of the Women in PR Committee said,

“The need for career guidance, support and advice has never been more important than it is today, which is why we have increased the size and scope of our flagship mentoring programme, so we can help even more ambitious women. We have some incredible new mentors on this year’s panel, spanning a diverse range of sectors, who are all leaders in their field and will help our mentees navigate through this challenging time.

“Women in PR believes that male changemakers, who share our values, play a critical role in improving diversity and equality in the industry. Last year we introduced male ambassadors to the organisation and we are now, for the first time, including some male leaders as mentors on the scheme. Through ‘reverse mentoring’ these mentors will deepen their understanding of the challenges, and sometimes negative experiences, many women in our industry have and our hope is that they will use this insight to make group of mentees than ever before.”

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