BCC EQUILIBRIUM – Mentoring Programme for Women





Equilibrium 2019 – Call for Mentees and Mentors


Dear BCC Members, Partners, and Friends,


We are delighted to announce the launch of the Equilibrium Programme – a programme for mentoring senior professional women in the Czech Republic. 2019 will be the 9th year of this unique and tremendously successful programme. We again thank for the valued support of Česká spořitelna, our general sponsor.

We are currently seeking people who have the ambition and professionalism, as well as the time to devote and desire to be either a mentee or a mentor in the upcoming season.  Applications are welcome from both members and non-members of the BCC.

The main goal of the Equilibrium is to empower women, to support them in their life and career path. The second objective is to assist women in restarting their careers after taking extended leave from work due to raising children. The Equilibrium shapes the forefront of gender diversity in the Czech business environment.

Please see the programme criteria and application steps below.

Criteria & Expectations:



Ideal applicants for the programme are women who are seen as ‘potential leaders’ in their current business or organisation. 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. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted via a phone call for a short interview.

All mentee candidates will be asked to provide their CV with a motivational letter describing their expectations, motivation and what they wish to achieve by entering this programme and current photo. The deadline for all documents to be handed in is May 24, 2019, sent via e-mail to Programme Manager Anna Cimburková: anna.cimburkova@britcham.cz.



We are looking for both women and men who have relevant leadership experience (either business or civic), and would be willing to act as a mentor by supporting their mentees in achieving their career goals.

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 board directors or those with a strong entrepreneurial background.

Previous mentoring experience is also an advantage, but is certainly not a requirement; passion, commitment and a willingness to help your mentee are required!

As a mentor, you must be prepared to meet with your mentee once a month for around 2 hours, and to attend approximately three joint sessions and number of workshops or other meetings throughout the year.

Mentors will be asked to provide a description of what areas they feel they could most contribute to and also the type of person who could benefit most from their experience. Please attach your CV, application form and current photo as well. The deadline for all documents to be handed in is May 24, 2019, sent via e-mail to Programme Manager Anna Cimburková: anna.cimburkova@britcham.cz.





Other Information

Please note that this is not a purely Prague-based programme, as applications are welcome from all over the Czech Republic. However, every effort will be made to match pairs within a reasonable geographical proximity.


If you are interested in becoming or nominating a mentor/mentee, or if you have any further questions, please contact the Programme Manager Anna Cimburková: anna.cimburkova@britcham.cz.


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 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 UN Mission to the Czech Republic has given patronage to the Equilibrium programme for the year 2018.

Should you have any questions regarding the Equilibrium Mentoring Programme, please contact the programme coordinator Anna Cimburková.


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Documents – 2018 edition

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