Let's grow together
Why Mentoring matters?
Mentoring enables each of us to learn, to grow and to transform in many ways. It is a confidential developmental relationship that can be one of the most powerful learning experiences a person encounters in his or her career.
What is Mentoring?
The objective is to enable the person being mentored maximize the development of their personal and professional skills through the support of their mentor. Mentoring is a long-term supervision, offers network, open doors and does consulting, mostly between a senior and a junior.
When Coaching: A coaching is a temporary support of a single person on a specific issue. Coaching is based upon helping the learner to help themselves – it does not rely on a one-way flow of telling and instructing. The following Chinese proverb sums up the true meaning of what effective coaching is really all about "Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll feed himself for life”
Definition of Mentoring
“Mentoring is confidential off reporting line support that helps individuals (mentees) make positive changes in their skills, knowledge, behaviours and move successfully through transitions.”
Our Mentors (open to all genders)
... focus on their mentee's needs and objectives.
... help with contacts, knowledge and experience.
... make their mentee's goals their own.
... take a step back and reflect on the mentee's situation in detail.
... provide encouragement.
... question critically, while giving their mentee the chance to find the solution themselves.
... let their mentee gain their own experiences.
What does Women in Cyber Switzerland expect from their mentors?
Help the mentee clarify the situation, explore options and find solutions
Don’t “give” them the solution help them find their own solution
Help to develop goals and plan actions
Help to find opportunities to practice skills
Our mentees (open to all genders)
What does Women in Cyber Switzerland expect from their mentees?
How to get in contact with your mentor
Women in Cyber mentors are carefully selected by the Women in Cyber Core Team. You can find the list below and get in touch with your future mentor via LinkedIn (the profiles are linked).
Tips for contacting a mentor:
Reference to Women in Cyber mentoring program
Introduce yourself briefly (name, current title and employer or study location).
Why you would like them to be your mentor.
Leave your contact details.
Define your goals and expectations (what you want to get out of the mentorship)
Maintain a personal log of experience
Careful preparation for each meeting
Meet our mentors!
Women in Cyber mentors are happy to share their experiences. They are a source of inspiration and encouragement for their future mentees. Meet them now!
Become a mentor
If you would like to become a mentor for the Women in Cyber Association, please reach out to us. We are happy to get in touch with you.
Requested information for your application:
- Current title and employer
- Motivation for becoming a mentor
- F2F or online mentoring
Please note: Mentors commit to accompanying a mentor for a minimum of one year.