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16 Feb IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program 2024

IWIB INSEAD Women in Business / 08:00 - 17:00


Dear fellow INSEAD alumni,
We are pleased to announce the launch of the 7th edition of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program.

Registration for IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program 2024
Deadline: Friday 16 February 2024
You are invited to participate in the 7th edition of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program. This national program is limited to 20 mentees.
INSEAD Women in Business (IWIB) in Switzerland
IWIB’s mission is to advance the agenda of closing the gender parity gap in business in Switzerland, focusing on the School’s key areas of impact: leading business education and a strong alumni network. IWIB is not reserved for women – all genders are welcome.

In Switzerland, significant gaps remain in terms of women’s economic opportunity and political empowerment. As the leading business school for the world, INSEAD can play the following roles:

·        Provide tools for all alumni to become more inclusive leaders, by raising awareness of gender bias in business, by promoting the latest academic research, and by sharing the experiences of companies that have achieved success in gender parity.

·        Support the professional development of INSEAD alumna in Switzerland through our alumni network.

·        Introduce our alumni to local role models of gender parity and female leadership across multiple industries.

·        Support the School’s efforts to achieve gender parity in enrolment.

·        Create a spirit of fun, support, and inspiration around IWIB club activities.

What is the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program?
The 7th edition of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program will run from January 2024 to March 2025. INSEAD alumni who wish to participate as a mentee, mentor, or both are invited to apply by Friday 16 February 2024.

Applicants are proposed one to three potential matches by March 1 and have until March 25 to communicate with potential mentors/mentees and give us feedback to allow us to pair each mentee with a mentor. The final pairs will be announced in early April 2024, after which mentoring sessions will begin.
IWIB provides mentors and mentees with a toolkit and training webinar to facilitate the sessions and support the program.
Mentees pay a CHF 140 registration fee as a contribution to the administrative costs of the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program (using the XING link at the bottom of this email). The registration fee is refunded if we are unable to pair you with a mentor.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a voluntary learning relationship between two individuals, the mentor and the mentee. Mentors provide informal guidance by sharing their experience, knowledge, and expertise, with the objective of helping mentees reflect on their current role, explore their potential, define their career goals, and foster their personal and professional development.
Who can participate in the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program?
The IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program is open to all genders and ages. Mentees are not restricted to new graduates: they can also be experienced professionals contemplating a significant career transition. We strongly encourage INSEAD female graduates to become mentees and mentors. We also encourage reverse mentoring, in which junior alumni mentor senior alumni, sharing their expertise and knowledge of topics that are relevant to their generation.
As a mentee, it is essential that you clearly define your goal and expectations for the program. Bear in mind that mentoring is not a channel for finding a new job, but rather a way of accessing the tools you need to take the next step in your career.
The Program is also open to previous applicants or participants who wish to work on a new goal or contribute in the role of mentor after being a mentee. 
How to register for the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program
To register as a mentor or mentee – or both – please fill out the Mentoring Application form (doc) and return it to events@insead.ch by Friday 16 February 2024. If you are applying as a mentee, please pay the CHF140 registration fee on XING by Friday 16 February 2024.

The Mentoring Application Form is used to suggest potential matches between mentors and mentees. To help us match you with the right person, please state your goals and expectations as clearly and concisely as possible.
Also, please take into consideration that we are a volunteer organization and do not have the resources to follow up with you to request information that is missing from your application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
We look forward to welcoming you to the IWIB Swiss Mentoring Program and hope to meet you an INSEAD alumni event soon.
Key Facts
Registration: For all participants – download and send completed application to events@insead.ch by Friday 16 February 2024. Download Application Form (doc)
Mentees only: Pay registration fee of CHF140
on https://infomaniak.events/shop/6yvLKKYr1W/
INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mafalda Tenente, MBA’06J, Vice-President INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland
Mary Antenen, IDP-C‘16O, IWIB Zurich Vice-President
Andrea Ullmann, MBA’10J, IWIB Geneva President


February 16
08:00 - 17:00
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