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Mentoring

We are helping you to build your support network

Wherever you are with your business, it’s reassuring to have someone to talk to about your business and ideas for the future

making the most of mentoring opportunity

Mentoring can take a variety of forms and we would encourage women in business to seek quality mentoring from different sources to maximise the opportunity to learn and grow.

  • Peer to Peer Mentoring - Starting and growing a business can feel quite isolating at times. Building a strong network of other business people in the same position as you can help to reduce lonliness, and encourage learning and development in an informal way.  The Women's Organsiation's Business Club is a great place to meet other women in business with whom you could develop a peer to peer mentoring relationship. 
  • Professional Business Mentoring - Seeking advice from a professional business adviser will ensure that you understand key legalities and logistics associated with running a business.  A business adviser can also act as a mentor, drawing from their long standing experience of supporting enterprise development, they will become an impartial sounding board and a listening ear. 
  • Personal Business Mentoring - Through networking, or asking our team for signposting, you can find highly experienced individuals who are willing to share their wisdom so that you can learn from their mistakes and avoid some of your own. A personal business mentor will have an extensive career in business behind them, so they will understand your situation and can tell you if you are doing the right thing. Alternatively, they can suggest different approaches that you may not have considered, but which might yield better results.

help to understand the business support landscape

The Women's Organisation team offer a brokerage service to help you to tap into local services (funded and commercial) that may benefit your business. If you would like to chat to someone about your business needs and get some advice on which services are available locally, please contact our team on hello@thewo.org.uk or 0151 706 8111.  For more information on our brokerage service please visit our Local Growth Hub project page. 

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker

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