The company has its Women Resource Group, whose main leaders wanted to offer its members an opportunity to get a mentor and work on their career and skills.The committee of Avast’s ERG selected the right candidates for the program based on their motivation.
Avast enrolled 17 employees in the Mentoring program to help them grow in their career. First, we discussed the career challenges of the mentees and helped them define their SMART goals. Based on those goals we looked for the right mentors. We matched all mentees for six months with their mentors and recommended to meet every two weeks. This way the participants had a chance to spend up to 12 hours of mentoring with their mentor. At the beginning of the program we made sure that everyone knew what to expect from mentoring and ran a “How to be a good mentee” workshop for the group. We tracked their progress over time and collected feedback from the mentees after each session, and at the 3-month and 6-month mark.
Based on the collected feedback and measured metrics, mentees were overall happy with their mentors (94% satisfaction). They learned new things applicable to their roles and worked on improving their skills. The main focus during mentoring has been on these topics: confidence, leadership, and general career guidance. The goals mentees set at the beginning of the program were achieved by 90% at the end of their journey.
What does the client say?
We cooperated with Femme Palette on Mentoring Program for Avast women employees. This program was focused on leadership skills, soft-skills development. Mentees had a chance to learn from the experts across different industries which was invaluable. After the program mentees felt more confident about how to pursue their careers, started to build personal brand and some Mentees even got promoted!
Irina Veligan, Campaigns Optimization Manager at Avast, Women at Avast Committee member
Testimonials from the participants
The mentoring was an excellent experience for me. Just in six months, I have so much clarity about what I want to do in the future and how I want to work on my career. Thanks to my mentor Tina, I learned many things about social media, presentation skills, and strengths that helped me achieve my initial goals and much more. I would recommend mentoring to everyone. It is a life-changing experience.
Dominika Regéciová, Researcher at Avast
Mentor: Tina Nekudová, Professional Mentor
I am grateful for FP experience. The organization was perfect from the very beginning & they matched me with an amazing mentor Christina. All the sessions were insightful, she provided me with guidance around soft skills, project management & career path. Always aligned with real experience & examples. I gained much more than I initially set a goal for. Thank you again for such a valuable experience, I would recommend it to everyone!
Hana Solarová, Platform Specialist at Avast
Mentor: Christina Mann Harutyunyan, Head of EMEA Marketing operations at Adecco Group
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