The effectiveness of the W.O.M.E.N. In America (WIA) Leadership Program depends on the active participation of our mentors/sponsors as well as our mentees. Understanding your role and responsibilities as a Mentee will better enable you to reach all of your desired goals and continue to make W.O.M.E.N. In America a success. To help in this process, we describe below the role and responsibilities of the mentees.
- Attendance: Mentees must attend and actively engage in Ment-mixes and In-Depth meetings to get the most out of this program. We assume that mentees will schedule business and personal commitments accordingly, and that conflicts will be rare. Full attendance ensures that you will enjoy all of the benefits the program has to offer. It also demonstrates respect to the mentors, guest speakers, corporate event hosts, and fellow mentees. We expect that all members will be respectful of their fellow mentee’s and mentor’s time and make every effort to arrive promptly to all events.
- Reliability: When a Mentee commits to attending an event / meeting or performing a task, it is expected that the commitment will be honored. This is very important as there is a tremendous amount of planning and resources (guests, administrative staff, and mentors) that go into the development and execution of all aspects of WIA. All of our mentors are fully engaged in business or consulting and offer their assistance freely to change the landscape of our future leaders. It is good discipline and courteous to always be reliable. It is also a value that we all want in our personal brand.
- Preparation: To maximize the benefits of the program, Mentees should be adequately prepared for all meetings. This includes reading all advance materials, completing any pre-work and being prepared to ask questions and provide a point of view during discussions.
- Responsiveness: We have a busy schedule! And to ensure seamless events, we ask that you respond, when requested, to all program emails and provide information by the deadlines stated.
Proactive networking is a part of the role of a Mentee. It is very important that you make every effort to meet mentees and mentors outside your specific cluster. This will ensure that you begin to build the foundations of a solid network for the future.