Active since 2007
We understand the value of investing in your development, but appreciate that many of you have limited time resources. So, we want to make it straightforward for you all. For over 15 years, we offer a six-month mentoring programme to all members, providing access to some of the most talented professionals within the financial services industry.
With a new intake starting each month, you can become a mentee or a mentor at any point. What are you waiting for?
Become a mentee
Whether your organisation offers a mentoring scheme, or not, our six-month mentoring programme is available to all full members and gives you access to some of the UK's most talented financial services' professionals. Our unique cross sector scheme focused on financial services professionals enables you to access advice beyond your company. The different perspectives you can access can help you step back from the jargon of your own company, as well as help you understand new career opportunities.
Become a mentor
As long as you have at least five years of experience, you can become a mentor. Most of our mentors have much more than this and want the opportunity to help someone much earlier in their career navigate the politics of their workplace and access advice they wish they'd heard at the same stage of their career or life. We'd be delighted if your experience and expertise would be beneficial .
Meet just some of those involved...
Julian became a WIBF mentor having mentored throughout his career as part of his role in seniorleadership. He believes the way to make the most of the mentoring opportunity is to be proactive. He also recommends and set up an agenda for each meeting and for the relationship as a whole.
Margot won our inaugural Mentor of the Year Award in 2022 given the fantastic feedback she received from her mentees and since she has consistently mentored despite the nature or her role at Wells Fargo.
Helen Krushave is the Head of Compliance at Tesco Bank and became a mentor having received invaluable support from her own WIBF mentor, who provided a sounding board as she transited to managing a new team. She believes if you’re a good listener, you can be a good mentor.