The Aspire Foundation mentoring program is a practical way to share ideas, support and development between the business and nonprofit sectors.
We are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of over 1 million women and girls around the world by 2015. With your help we can make this a reality.
Become a Mentor – TODAY
“I love my career with British Telecom but have always wanted to be more involved with a charity without quitting my job! The Aspire Foundation provides the perfect solution to give small, manageable chunks of time every month to mentor amazing women. It’s a win ~ win situation. They get our experience, network, challenge and support; we get an opportunity to make a difference and hone mentoring skills.”
Jane Swift, Programme Director, TV and Media
The Objective –
The Aspire Foundation mentoring program partners the expertise and experience of women leaders in the business and corporate world with aspiring women leaders in the charity, non-profit and social enterprise world and allows you to share your ideas and suggestions of what has worked for you with regard to your life, management and leadership experience and so support your mentee to apply it to their specific role, career and organization.
“45% of business women volunteer or do pro-bono work and 74% of business women who don’t do pro-bono work now would consider doing so.”
Aspire Survey 2011, ‘A New Generation of Women Leaders'
The Benefits –
- The satisfaction of supporting a woman in the nonprofit world to achieve her goals.
- Regular mentoring skills sessions to improve your mentoring capabilities.
- Be part of a global network of senior women making a difference.
There is no cost in becoming an Aspire Foundation mentor. The commitment is one hour per month for 6 months.
Become a Mentee – TODAY
"I just wanted to say thank you very much indeed to the Aspire Foundation for finding me a mentor. It is my first experience of mentoring and I am finding it extremely positive."
Jane Armstrong, Human Resources Manager, The Children’s Trust
“Mentors are especially important in the non-profit sector, where structured career development opportunities are not always readily available.”
Hagenbuch, Commongood Careers, Experience 2012
The Objective –
The Aspire Foundation mentoring program aims to harness the expertise and experience of senior women in the business and corporate world to support women in the charity, not-for-profit and social enterprise world. Therefore, your mentor will share their ideas and suggestions of what has worked for them with regard to management and leadership experience and they will provide you with support to apply it to your specific role, career and organization.
The Benefits –
- Advice, encouragement and support from a senior woman in business.
- An external perspective from someone outside your sector.
- The opportunity to share your challenges and brainstorm ways to overcome them with an independent counsel.
There is no cost in becoming an Aspire Foundation mentee. The commitment is one hour per month for 6 months.