Our fourth Speed Mentoring workshop was the occasion for over 50 participants to meet with 13 mentors in a speed-dating style event. Each participant met with three mentors in 30-minute-cycles each, with the goal to share knowledge, activate insights, and encourage action and growth.
The mentors are experts and specialists in their fields, covering a variety of personal and professional development. Topics included career development, entrepreneurship, health, and well-being. This years’ line-up included some known faces, as well some new mentors. All mentors are members of the NETWORK, whose mission is to empower and inspire professional women from the international community.
Gabi, a new member, noted “I liked the atmosphere and the chance to speak with people who really listened and who are interesting. It was a really nice and supportive environment. I liked learning about new things for my own career.”
For the mentors, it was a chance to present concepts, tips, and share their expertise. Frauke Rost of Frauke Rost Coaching contributed as a mentor for the first time. She commented “I enjoyed the active participation and motivation of the mentees. It was really encouraging see the openness and curiosity from everybody. They were very enthusiastic and were eager to learn something new. They asked so many questions, which I appreciated.”
For President Marie Louise Ashworth, the Speed Mentoring workshop is a highlight of the annual events calendar. “There’s so much energy and excitement in the air. There’s always such a buzz, and the participants love meeting new people and meeting new mentors. We worked hard to put together a treasure trove of mentors and ensure that everybody takes away at least one golden nugget.”
The next event from The NETWORK, Summer Drinks and Networking, takes place at le Sud on July 10, before we all take a well-deserved summer break.