There is an industry need to develop a structured and sustainable mentoring programme for women. The International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme (IWRMP) provide women the opportunity to connect with more experienced individuals or mentors, who are in a position to empower and promote them from a professional and personal development perspective. Mentors are successful senior professionals in the global resources industry.
IWRMP mentees will benefit by:
What does the application fee cover?
"I am an experienced mentor, but realised I didn’t have a great set of career goals myself - so I signed up as a mentee to the international program. This program is equally beneficial and applicable in more senior careers as it is too early in a career. My mentor challenged my resolve on many topics and made me realise and address my own paradigms. As a result, I saw a much clearer set of goals as well as a path to achieve them. My mentor was a great match in personality as well as experience, and it was great to ask him how he stepped from each challenge to the next. As timing would have it, a great career opportunity came along towards the end of the program and I’m now starting my new job this week - exciting.”
“The mentorship programme has offered me the opportunity to make great career improvement decisions and set achievable goals. I have also established contact with a lot of women in mining. This experience is a lifetime asset. I am very grateful for the exposure. Thank you very much organisers for such an initiative.”
“Career development was a major part of our discussions, through this, I was able to land a good job. Also, I feel I have a sense of direction as to where I want to see myself in the next 5-10 years”
“I have had a great experience and I recommend this mentorship programme to many more women in the mining sector. It has made be very proactive, focused and since I learnt goal setting, I work with a target and it has been easier to achieve them.”
“A big part of this program’s success for me is just to have someone with no vested interests to talk things through with and bounce ideas off.”
“Thank you so much for all that you have done for me this year. It was definitely a challenge for me to think outside the box and to push myself beyond my comfort zone. But in 6 months, I have presented to federal and provincial ministers on a subject that I was no expert on, but I did it anyway!! And you know, I did great. I have started taking French, something I have had on my development bucket list for years, but now I am staying it daily. I have an executive coach to continue my development journey. I have formulated as much as I would like my longer-term goals, but I am making progress and have more confidence as a result of the programme. “