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Women in logistics mentor programme


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The Women in Logistics UK (WiL) Mentor Programme - open to members. We're looking for mentors who work in the general logistics, transport, distribution and associated fields to share their experience for people new to the sector, or looking to grow their career. For more information, contact

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Women in logistics mentor programme

  1. 1. Women in Logistics Mentor Programme “The support has been above and beyond all my expectations”
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  3. 3. What is the WiL Mentor Service? Survey: Mentor and Mentee skills and expectations are reviewed monthly by the team
  4. 4. What is the WiL Mentor Service? 2. Matching: Volunteer mentors put in touch with potential mentees
  5. 5. What is the WiL Mentor Service? 3. Impacts: We measure the outcomes of the service 0 20 40 60 80 100 Mentor Programme Impacts
  6. 6. What is the WiL Mentor Service? 4. Promotion: We raise awareness of the mentor service
  7. 7. Current Stats (August 2013) 64 people in matched pairs – men and women 10 mentees on the waiting list No available mentors Over 3,000 Women in Logistics members 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Matched Mentors Matched Mentees Unmatched Mentees Women In Logistics Members Matched Mentors Matched Mentees Unmatched Mentees
  8. 8. How Mentees say they benefit Grow Their Experience Career Guidance Networking & Door Opening New Opportunities Understand the sector Understand today’s global corporate operations Manage expectations Improved confidence
  9. 9. How Mentors say they benefit too…  Satisfaction of helping others develop their careers  Reconnection with the heart of the logistics sector  Give something back to others  Give something back to the industry  Improve the Mentor’s CV
  10. 10. What Mentors Say… "It has been an amazing experience seeing my mentee grow in confidence and start to achieve some of their career goals and knowing that I have been able to help in some way is greatly satisfying.“
  11. 11. What Mentors Say… "I have put the fact that I am a mentor on my CV. It is another business skill that I can demonstrate to potential employers."
  12. 12. What Mentors Say… "Being a mentor has reminded me of some of the basics to our industry which I had forgotten. By exploring these with my mentee I have regained an understanding of some fundamental issues and have been able to expand my thinking.“
  13. 13. What Mentees say…. “I have improved self confidence in my abilities in the industry and outside, also the courage to take the time under the mentoring scheme to develop and be the best I can be.”
  14. 14. Thank you mentors! “I don't think I would have come to this realisation, without the support of my mentor under this scheme”
  15. 15. My mentor has helped me…. “…Gain an understanding of how the global corporate world works …Manage my career expectations …Regain perspective when things got tough”
  16. 16. New Career Opportunities “My mentor has really helped me with my strategy and approach to looking for new opportunities in the UK in a new sector and in a new country.”
  17. 17. Career Guidance “My mentor really helped me with revising my CV to make it more applicable to the type of work I want to do”
  18. 18. Door Opening “My mentor has an extensive network and a strong understanding of recruitment and has been very helpful in providing guidance in approach to pursuing new opportunities.”
  19. 19. Sector Experience “I felt I could trust her opinion…”
  20. 20. How you can help 1. Volunteer to be a Mentor
  21. 21. 2. Put this poster up in your workplace 3. Contact us at
  22. 22. THANK YOU! “The support over the last 8 months has been above and beyond all my expectations.”
  23. 23. Contact us: