Become a mentor and help others grow professionally

Have you ever had the feeling you wouldn’t be where you are today without that person who supported you or gave you valuable advice? If you feel comfortable in your career, now it’s the right time to give back!

Not sure if you have what it take to be a mentor? Take our mentor quiz. Do you know anyone who would make a good mentor? Nominate them.

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How our Mentoring program works

Our programs are designed to support women in their professional development. Whether their goals are to make a career switch, to start their dream businesses, or to get promotions and take on more senior roles, our mentees set clear milestones from the start and work hard to achieve them with your guidance.

  • Duration and frequency
    You'll be matched with a mentee for a 6 months long mentoring relationship. You should spend together 12 hours, ideally in bi-weekly hourly sessions.
  • Mentee selection
    You're in control of who you would like to mentor. We ask you for an ideal mentee profile during the interviewing process and will consult with you the mentee profile before we match you for a chemistry session.
  • Goal setting
    Your mentee will have defined SMART goals in mind and you'll be helping her/him achieve it.
  • Mentor training and support
    You'll receive access to a mentor training to learn how to be a good mentor, and support from the program manager during your mentoring journey.
  • Mentor community
    You'll get access to the mentee and mentor community on Slack, and will have a chance to meet other mentors during 1:1 networking.
Mentoring categories

We look for mentors in the following categories with 5+ years of experience

  • Marketing
  • HR/Recruiting,
  • Design
  • IT/Tech
  • Business Development, Sales
  • Finance
  • Leadership/Management
  • General Career Guidance
Meet some of our mentors

We have 700+ mentors ready to help

Our mentors experience

87%

Finds the experience rewarding

82%

Improved their mentoring skills

84%

Learned something new

How will you help your mentee

You will help your mentees “see around corners” in their career so they knows what it takes to progress. Your will be their guide and sounding board for ideas, helping them reflect on their goals and decide on the best course of action.

You will help your mentees identify the expertise they need to succeed. You will also give advice on additional resources they can leverage, including books, articles, and events.

Working regularly with your mentees ensures that they will maintain focus on their career growth and consistently have conversations about how they can improve. Long-term career growth is often about improving a little bit every day, rather than in short bursts.

As a mentor, you can offer your mentees an opportunity to expand their existing network of professional contacts by introducing them to relevant connections.

Our mentees profile

In our mentoring program, we're open to help anyone with any of their career challenges. That's why you find in our program mentees with different career challenges, backgrounds and areas of focus.

What's connecting all the mentees is that they have a growth mindset, and ambition and motivation to grow.

Our pledge

Thanks to the cooperation with companies, we're able to offer scholarships and discounts to women who don’t get support from their companies, students, women on maternity leave, or young people from children’s homes and socially disadvantaged backgrounds and refugees.

Learn more about our scholarship fund.

What do you get as a Femme Palette mentor

  • Mentor training, resources, and online workshops to help you improve your mentoring skills
  • Access to a mentor community of 700+ professionals and option for 1:1 networking with other mentors
  • Mentor badge, and option to participate in the mentor spotlights to gain visibility in the community and to help you build your personal brand
  • Option to get paid for mentoring if you keep mentoring with us long-term
  • Support throughout the mentoring journey
Mentor testimonials

What our mentors say

Our mentors were connected with their mentees for a 6 months mentoring journey. Read about their experience and learnings!
Read all testimonials
Elena Recmanova
Human Capital Manager
NEORIS Czech Republic
I am happy to be of help to my mentee by being able to share my experiences, what worked and did not work for me, and any advice I feel is useful so she has an opinion, which she can decide to use or not. The most useful thing for the mentee is that whatever she shares, the mentor does not judge or share it with others, so it is an honest and trusting relationship.
Tereza De Bardi
Director
Deloitte Advisory
Mentoring is a gift, both for the mentor and for the mentee. The value of mentoring is in listening to each others experience, taking to your life just what is useful. It includes being vulnerable, but trusting that you will not be hurt. The Femme Palette mentoring network is extensive and colorful, built on practical platform, that supports the whole process. I enjoy being a mentor with FP!
Christophe Beaujard
Managing Director
peopleTObusiness s.r.o.
/ MindBox s.r.o.
Femme Palette mentoring program is at first an ambition: and that make a big difference! An ambition of each Femme Palette team member to make the mentoring journey as smooth and great as possible, for both the mentee and the mentor. I was really impressed with the follow-up made. Not intrusive at all, but just enough to make sure you know you are not alone,  there are people ready to help, who really care about us the mentors and about the mentees. So, thank you for that.
Mantas Ciuksys
Dir.  Content Marketing
Socialbakers
What a wild ride. Blanka is so good in her field and her project is extremely intriguing. It's been a learning experience for me, and I've been also able to see how I help with my knowledge. Super rewarding.

Application process

Our application process is very selective.
We accept only the mentors who meet 70% of our mentor criteria.

1
Application

In the first part, you'll be asked to fill out general information about yourself and your experience. In the second part, you will self-assess your mentoring skills. This will take up to 10 minutes.

2
Video interview

If you are selected, we'll invite you to the second round of the application process. You'll talk with your Mentor Success Manager about your experience, motivation and skills.

3
Wait to get matched

You have to meet 70% of our mentor criteria to be accepted to mentor. If you are selected, you can join our mentor community and wait until we find the right mentee for you.

Mentor criteria that we track in the application process

  • Active listening skills and efficient communication
  • Ability to build  trust with mentee
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Ability to identify needs and help establish SMART goals
  • Ability to motivate and build confidence
  • Willingness to share own experience
  • Acting as a role model
  • Clear understanding about mentoring and ability to apply mentoring skills in practice
Partnership opportunity

Give an opportunity to your employees to become mentors

Would you like your employees to gain mentoring skills? Do you want to gain employer branding exposure? Get in touch and become one of the mentoring partners.

Become a partner

Get this free e-book to learn how to be a good mentor

This e-book is packed with tips to help you be a good mentor. You'll find out:
  • What mentoring is
  • What is the role of a mentor
  • What core competencies a good mentor needs
  • How to set goals
  • How to structure your mentoring sessions
On the blog

Read about our mentors experience

Ready to start mentoring?

Apply to be a mentor

FAQs

Still have questions about our program? Email us at mentoring@femmepalette.com