ASPIRING businesswomen are set to benefit from the expertise of 21 female leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has opened applications for its 21-in-21 Women in Business Mentoring Programme. It aims to pair female business leaders with women to help them move up the career ladder, grow their own business or provide support with professional development.
The new initiative, which will begin in March, builds on the chamber’s successful Women in Business network which has provided networking opportunities and inspirational role models for businesswomen across the region.
Mentors have been selected from a range of sectors and backgrounds from across – including manufacturing, logistics, hospitality and professional services.
They will provide their mentees with one-to-one support including advice, guidance and inspiration to help drive forward with their ambitions either within an existing business or with their own venture.
The initiative, which will launch on International Women’s Day on March 8, will also host additional events and workshops and will culminate in a celebration in March 2022. The new programme is being sponsored by the West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.
Programme lead Keely Hancox said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be moving forward with our Women in Business network into a new kind of initiative that will make a massive difference to those who take part.
“Our 21in21 Women in Business Mentoring Programme has drawn some truly incredible women who will give their time as mentors to help guide and inspire others – whether they are looking to move into management, advance their own career or grow their own business.
“One of the key messages that we’ve heard time and time and again through our network over the past few years is how a lack of confidence or lack of role models can hold women back in their careers.
“We are, therefore, delighted to be able to support 21 women with this amazing opportunity to learn from some very experienced and knowledgeable leaders from across the region.”
Visit https://cw-chamber.co.uk/membership/21in21/ to fill in an application.