Many successful people in business have at least one mentor who they credit with playing a key role in their success. In addition, mentoring programs have long been recognised as an essential strategy for attracting, developing, and retaining top employees and the experience can be equally rewarding for both mentor and mentee.
Women with Ambition was delighted to welcome Sevi Simavi, CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women as our guest speaker who discussed the benefits of both having and being a mentor for women in business.
Topics to be discussed include:
• The role of the mentor
• What makes a good mentor?
• The personal and professional benefits of being a mentor
• How to use mentoring as a retention tool
• How to become a mentor
Sevi also discussed the Mentoring Programme carried out by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in developing countries as well as the aims and the benefits of being involved for business women in the UK. She was joined by two of the Foundation's current mentors who shared their own experiences of mentoring in a Q&A session.
Click here to see video snapshots of the event.