Mentoring Programme

To empower the next generation of young economists, the Women in Economics Initiative set up the Mentoring Programme. After months of intensive preparations, already more than 100 mentees and 80 mentors all around the world joined the first-round of the WiE mentoring programme.

OUR GOAL

empower female, non-binary economists by connecting them in a structured setting:
mentees learn from mentors’ experience & receive (career) advice
mentors support the next generation of (diverse) economists & reflect on own experiences.

DURATION and FREQUENCY

Recommendation: mentors and mentees set monthly meetings for around one hour each time. Each mentoring programme round lasts for 10-12 months.

EXPECTATIONS for MENTORS and MENTEES

To ensure a good experience and fruitful exchange, we ask:

Mentees:– Think about your goal for the programme beforehand

– Prepare every meeting
– Be reliable and respectful
– Reflect and document the results from the meetings
– Cherish both of your and your mentor’s time

Mentors:
– Share your experiences with your mentee!
– Career advice
– Professional or academic knowledge
– Personal development
– Tips for networking (and possibly introductions)
– Give honest and respectful feedback!
– You do not have to know everything 🙂

 

STRIKING ENROLLMENT and a DIVERSE COMMUNITY

After 5 months of intensive preparations,  more than 100 mentees and 80 mentors all around the world joined the first-round of the WiE mentoring programme! Here, we hope to give you a brief overview of the participant structure.

Career stages of mentees and mentors

Current location of mentees and mentors

Matching between mentees and mentors

Interest of mentees (sector)
Experience of mentors (sector)

Other information

– 17% of the mentors identify as men
– 33% of mentees also applied as mentors

Interested in participating?

The next round of our mentoring programme will start in October 2022. All WiE members can sign up as mentee and/or mentor from Summer 2022 onwards. Sign up for the WiE newsletter or follow us on social media to get informed as soon as the applications are open.

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Contact us!

If you have any interest, questions or suggestions, Let us know at 

mentoring@women-in-economics.com!

Insa

PhD candidate|Leibniz University Hannover, Germany|adult education & lifelong learning

Anina

PhD candidate|ifo Institute & LMU Germany|political economy & public finance

Gill

Economic consultant|London, United Kingdom|Advise companies on matters related to competition law

Jasmine

Master student|Bonn, Germany|Behavior finance & Household finance
If you have any interest, questions or suggestions, Let us know at mentoring@women-in-economics.com!​