At WIBF we understand the power of investing in your development but appreciate many of us have limited time resource. So, we want to make it easy for you. We are in the process of developing a 6-month mentoring programme to all our members, giving them access to some of the most talented people within the Financial Services industry.

Research shows that being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of a trusted and experienced mentor can provide a mentee with a broad range of personal and professional benefits, which ultimately lead to improved performance in the workplace.

How it works

  • If you are a member of WIBF and are interested in mentoring please follow the link below under Mentees to log in and fill in the form
  • Mentees are matched to more senior mentors from the Financial Services industry and can seek career guidance, advice and support
  • We know from our success with mentoring that discussions have centred around Career Progression, Interview & CV advice and Transferable Skills
  • If you are interested in becoming a Mentor you do not need to be a WIBF member, please follow the link under the Mentor section

Mentee

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith
WIBF mentee, 2019
“I was interested in joining the programme to gain another perspective on career and professional development early on in my career. As a graduate, the conversations I’ve had with my mentor around focusing on how I spend my time while on my grad scheme, setting goals over the shorter and longer term, and continually prioritising learning have been invaluable, while our regular catch-ups have been a great additional source of support while adjusting to working remotely. A huge thanks to my mentor and to Vicky and the rest of the WIBF team for organising the programme!”
Lauren Smith
WIBF mentee, 2019
Kerry McCormack
Kerry McCormack
WIBF mentee, 2019
“Mentoring is something that I’m really passionate about, having someone to use a springboard for ideas and who will support you and encourage you to achieve your goals is really important. I firmly believe that had it not been for the support and encouragement from my last WIBF mentor I would not have been brave enough to put myself forward to apply for my current role, she helped me believe in myself. I’m keen to provide that same experience to WIBF mentees to help and support them achieve their goals.”
Kerry McCormack
WIBF mentee, 2019
Nolly Maseko
Nolly Maseko
WIBF mentee, 2019
“Mentoring has helped me to create a solid career plan and to be intentional about every single career move that I make. My mentor has held me accountable for meeting my short term professional goals and provided me with guidance on the correct course to take in order to increase my expertise”
Nolly Maseko
WIBF mentee, 2019

What is involved in being a mentee?

Benefits of being Mentored for a Mentee:

  • Impartial advice and encouragement
  • Supportive relationship with a more experienced industry professional
  • Assists with problem solving
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Professional development
  • Reflection on practice

Mentor

Maggie Craig
WIBF mentor, 2019
“Mentoring lets me meet new people, hear new ideas, offer insights, have great conversations and help others solve problems. It enables me to share lessons I have learned, which helps me reflect again on those lessons. I have the opportunity to gain insight into other organisations and learn from others. I very much enjoy helping others develop themselves, and see them develop, which is just amazing!”
Maggie Craig
WIBF mentor, 2019
Vicky Zuiderent
Vicky Zuiderent
WIBF mentor, 2019
“I have always considered it really important to make sure that I’m helping other women up the career ladder behind me and mentoring is something I’ve enjoyed and found hugely rewarding. My experience is that is very much a two way process, with me learning from a mentee, getting an insight into their world and benefiting from their experience as much as they do from mine. I would encourage anyone to be a mentor”
Vicky Zuiderent
WIBF mentor, 2019
Marcia Campbell
Marcia Campbell
WIBF Mentor, 2019
“I started off wanting to help women develop their careers which is something that I’m very passionate about. In return, I personally benefited by keeping in touch with the issues facing younger women at work today. The whole experience has helped me to become a better non exec director”
Marcia Campbell
WIBF Mentor, 2019

What is involved in mentoring

Benefits of being a mentor:

  • Develops professional relationships
  • Widens understanding of intergenerational challenges
  • Personal satisfaction through supporting the development of others
  • Recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Development of their own personal leadership and coaching styles