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BCC EQUILIBRIUM – Mentoring Programme for Women
Application process for the 11th edition of Equilibrium is open from April 1, 2021 till May 10, 2021. More information below.
Become a mentor
We are looking for both women and men who have relevant leadership experience (either business or civic) while being willing to act as a mentor via supporting and encouraging their mentees to achieve their career goals and desires.
As a mentor, you must be prepared to meet with your mentee once a month for around 2 hours, to attend approximately three joint sessions and number of workshops or other meetings throughout the year.
Mentors should be able to demonstrate that they possess the experience necessary for acting as an effective business mentor. Priority will be given to people who have either served as a member of a board of directors or those with a strong entrepreneurial background. Previous mentoring experience is also an advantage, nevertheless, it is certainly not a requirement. On the other hand, passion, commitment and willingness to help your mentee are mandatory.
Become a mentee
Ideal applicants for the programme are women who are seen as ‘potential leaders’ in their current business or organisation or women who have been out of the workforce due to a focus on family and have not been able to get back to the career path. We would expect the applicants to have been in management roles for a minimum of 3+ years.
Mentees should be prepared to meet with their mentor once a month for around 2 hours, and to attend a minimum of three joint sessions and a number of workshops or other meetings throughout the year.
Mentees should be independently minded, flexible and keen to develop and expand their skills and competencies in order to achieve their leadership and career goals.
Applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English. Shortlisted candidates can be contacted via a phone call for a short interview.
Hereby let me inform you that the British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic is announcing an open call for applications for the 11th edition of the Equilibrium Mentoring Programme for women. We are currently seeking mentees and mentors for the upcoming season. Applications are welcome from both members and non-members of the BCC.
The main goal of Equilibrium is to empower women, to support them in their life and career path and to assist women in restarting their careers. Equilibrium shapes the forefront of gender diversity in the Czech business environment.
In any case, please do not hesitate to contact the programme manager Anna Cimburkova for more information.
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Dream – Dare – Share
The main goal of the BCC Equilibrium mentoring programme is to encourage women in business and management positions who are committed to further professional growth, and also to provide support for those women returning to work after an extended period of time, such as after parental leave, or for those who just want to restart their career. The Equilibrium is at the forefront of shaping a new generation of women executives and strengthening gender diversity in the Czech business environment. The motto of the programme is DREAM – DARE – SHARE. The Equilibrium is managed by the Steering Committee.
The Equilibrium programme is open both women and men, even though men can join only as mentors. Women can join to either mentee or mentor. Check the List of Mentors enrolled in the programme for this current edition.
For participants not based in Prague
To make the programme more accessible for those participants who are not based in Prague, we have started operating more intensively in Brno and Ostrava, and we are resolved to continue with this. It means that the mentoring and some of the meetings will take place in Brno and Ostrava and only the major events will be held in Prague. Every effort will be made to match pairs within a reasonable geographical proximity.
The BCC runs Equilibrium with the valued support of Česká spořitelna as the programme’s general sponsor.
Thanks to the support of gender diversity in the Czech business environment, the Equilibrium Programme was given patronage from the UN Mission to the Czech Republic and The Capital City Prague.
Should you have any questions regarding the Equilibrium Mentoring Programme, please contact the programme manager Anna Cimburková.
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