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13,000 WOMEN 117 WALKS, 60 COUNTRIES, 1 MOVEMENT

In March 2017 Polish Professional Women in the Netherlands was privileged to organize the first Global Mentoring Walk in the Netherlands. Each year the Global Mentoring Walks convene established women leaders to mentor emerging women leaders as they walk together in their communities. These women are different, but they are guided by a shared belief: power expands the moment it is shared. Through their efforts, thousands of women and girls came together across cultures, generations, religions, countries and identities to bring this message to life.

1. WHAT IS GLOBAL MENTORING WALK?

Idea and History of the Global Mentoring Walk


Walk -> Talk -> Mentoring

The annual Global Mentoring Walk convenes established leaders and rising women professionals to walk together in their communities across the globe. As they walk, women engage in discussion regarding their professional challenges and successes to establish a mentoring relationship.

Leadership -> Impact -> Transformation

Global Mentoring Walk underscores the value of women’s leadership and exemplifies the transformative impact women have when they join together to promote positive change throughout the world. Each walk is tailored to fit the particular needs of each locale but builds on the success of mentoring walks hosted the past years across Eurasia, Latin America, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

“The Global Mentoring Walk is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring,”
said Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership.

The concept for this Global Mentoring Walk derived from American media icon, founder and former CEO of Oxygen Media, Geraldine Laybourne, who launched mentoring walks to empower young women professionals in New York City and across the United States. Attributing much of her own success in the American entertainment industry to mentoring, Ms. Laybourne stated: “Why is it that so many of us did well? Because we had a mentoring outlook. We helped each other along.”

Check out images from the 2017 Global Mentoring Walks across the globe.

The Power of Mentoring
Mentoring enables established women leaders to inspire, encourage and help others tackle the challenges in their professional and personal growth. Women who have gone before and succeeded are in a unique position to guide and facilitate others to successfully navigate through similar obstacles in their career paths.

Alyse Nelson said, “mentoring is a critical path to leadership because power expands the moment it is shared.”

2. PPW AND GLOBAL MENTORING WALKS IN AMSTERDAM

Polish Professional Women in the Netherlands Society (PPW), inspired by Vital Voices Global Partnership took an initiative to organize the Walk in Amsterdam.

Goals of PPW
PPW’s goal is to be a platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience, and support of the personal and professional development. PPW wants to create opportunities for women, bring empowerment, and share positive image of (Polish) women as people who can make it everywhere. It is also important for PPW to be a valuable part of society around.

Why to organize Global Mentoring Walk?
The idea of the Global Mentoring Walk is in line with the goals of PPW. We would like to be a part of a movement which combines, integrates and connects people. PPW would also like to set challenges and support women in achieving their goals. We stand for equality abd believe that by organizing Global Mentoring Walk we pay forward.

What is to achieve?

  • Spread an idea of mentoring (also) among Polish women -> it can be helpful in accommodation process, looking for new opportunities, development in the Netherlands
  • Build positive image of (Polish) women;
  • Create circumstances for connection between the women of various nationalities.
  • How to do this?
    PPW will choose among its members such women who could take a position of a mentor. It will also encourage its members to participate in the Walk as mentees.
    Co-operating Partners participating in the project will choose from among its employees several women to come to the path of mentoring, as well as qualified top managers, both men and women, who can play the role of mentors.
    Mentors and mentees will be connected on offer-need basis in order to receive the best matching couple.

    3. HOW TO APPLY?

    If you wish to become a mentee for this event, please fill in this form.

    Once your application has been submitted, please send your photo to globalmentoringwalk@polishprofessionalwomen.com

    Any personal information provided to us will not be used for any commercial purposes and will not be sold, rented, leased or forwarded to any third party. All the personal information will be kept confidential.

    The profiles of the mentors will be available in end of January 2018.
    The number of the mentors is limited.
    As soon as the limit of the mentees has been reached, the application form will be closed.

     4. RECAP VIDEOS - GLOBAL MENTORING WALK IN THE NETHERLANDS, MARCH 2017

     

    WHERE AND WHEN?

    Venue: Amsterdam, Amsterdamse Bos Date: 10th March 2018 (Saturday) Time: 12:30pm - 6:00pm

    MAIN PARTNER

    Vital Voices Global Partnership

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