We see mentoring as a primary way of delivering on the objectives we share with our clients and partners. Our team of experts specialises in designing, implementing and evaluating world-class mentoring partnerships between and within the worlds of sport and business.
Our best-in-class mentoring programmes combine recognised ISMPE (International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment) principles with innovative, world-class approaches and materials, e.g. our digital mentoring toolkit.
Mentoring programme design
Communications for stakeholders
Mentoring programme management
World-class learning materials
Design and delivery of mentoring workshops
Support for mentors, mentees and key stakeholders
Evaluation, monitoring and feedback collation
Inspirational keynotes and events
We deliver mentoring through five primary channels:
The 30% Club cross-company mentoring scheme. Find out more
The Athlete-to-business mentoring scheme. Find out more
The Sport-and-business mentoring scheme. Find out more
Internal corporate mentoring programmes
Schemes providing mentoring and networking for existing membership groups
Please contact Monica@women-ahead.org to find out more
Mentoring is a tried and tested approach to helping people realise potential
"Companies wishing to achieve a greater level of equality of opportunity, typically find that mentoring is the most effective means of breaking down gender barriers.”
- Women Ahead
Mentoring programmes that are intelligently established and managed provide greater benefit
"When effectively designed and managed, formal mentoring makes a positive impact on organisations, women and men, and mentors and mentees."
- Prof. David Clutterbuck
Formal and individualised mentoring programmes (as opposed to informal) are particularly important for women
"Smart companies cannot afford this loss of talent development and, thus, cannot risk leaving mentoring to chance… Women encounter gender-based barriers that keep them from enjoying the full benefits of informal mentoring… Formal development programmes are valued as career enabling significantly more by women than men."
- Catalyst, 2010
"In terms of enabling their career success, women value individualised types of development activity, such as personal feedback, coaching, mentoring and sponsorship – significantly more than men."
- KPMG, Cracking the Code, 2014