Mentoring Become a mentor The Girls’ Network Covid-19 2021 update: We continue to run some of our in-person mentoring programmes virtually due to health and safety restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Please bear in mind that when applying to become a mentor you may be invited to a virtual training rather than an in-person one, and many of your mentoring sessions may take place online. You will be provided with appropriate guidelines, resources and support to have a productive, meaningful and impactful virtual mentoring journey with your mentee. Please also be advised that while sessions are taking place virtually we are still making mentor-mentee matches locally, as we did before the pandemic. Our requirement is that you are based or work in one of our regions (London, Sussex, Portsmouth, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the North East - Tees Valley, the North East - Tyne and Wear, and Merseyside), and please do only apply in your region. You can do so by selecting it from the drop-down menu on the below application form. London applications are now open for a limited period of time. Currently, the majority of our mentors in London are white and from the following sectors: Finance, Professional Services, Marketing and HR. We are particularly keen to hear from potential mentors who are not from those groups. Are you Able to relate well to others? Good at working through problems? Committed and reliable? Able to provide insight from your personal experiences? Then mentoring could be for you! Why mentor? Mentoring is an amazing way to share your experience and skills with a girl that might not benefit from this support otherwise. It is also a great way to show a teenage girl that you believe in her, and that she is worth investing time in. This is a powerful combination, and one that we have seen transform the lives of girls and young women again and again. We are looking for women who have had experience of the workplace, who have time and willingness to support a girl from one of the least-advantaged communities across the country, and who want to support a girl to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities. We ask our mentors for a commitment of at least one hour a month, over the course of the year. The first step towards becoming a mentor is by clicking below and completing our mentor application form. Please read our helpful mentor application guide below to assist you with the application form. If you are applying as an individual mentor, please follow the link below. If you work with one of our partner organisations then please speak to our contact person at your work about the next steps. *Before applying, please click here to read our application guide* Apply to become a mentor You can read our child protection policy here. You can read our policy on transgender mentors here. You can read our safeguarding guidance for virtual mentoring during Covid-19 lockdown here. You can read our safeguarding guidance for mentees during Covid-19 lockdown here.