The Annual Berkshire BPW Mentoring event focuses on attracting young careerists to the organization. It’s a time for members to invite young business and professional women to the event, hear a panel of women discuss career challenges and how mentoring helped and supported them in their journey. In 2020, Berkshire BPW has launched a formal, on-going Mentorship Program.
Berkshire BPW Mentoring Program
The Berkshire BPW Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for career-minded individuals to develop skills and grow in confidence through one-on-one work with a highly experienced woman leader. Berkshire BPW members represent every age and our more experienced members are ready, willing and able to share their wisdom and connections with those in the early stages of their careers or those changing careers.
The Pilot Program began in February 2020 with an orientation meeting of mentors and prospective mentees - women who had been awarded Berkshire BPW scholarships over the past few years were invited to apply. Those participating in the pilot program formed the panel in the March 2020 annual mentoring event. Following the event, the program was expanded and invited all BBPW members to participate.
How the Program Works
Each mentee and mentor make a one year commitment, attend an orientation, maintain weekly or bi-weekly contact between mentor and mentee, and attend quarterly in-person or virtual meetings with all mentors and mentees to share experiences and provide feedback on the program.
A bonus for mentees--participate in Dulye Leadership Experience (DLE) programs--the Breakfast Club, Culture Chat and Ownership Workshops--at no charge. See dle.dulye.com/programs and join by simply completing a membership form at dle.dulye.com.
The Mentoring Program is open to all Berkshire BPW members and BBPW scholarship recipients. We hope that you will consider this opportunity regardless of where you are in your career and we look forward to meeting with you.
Berkshire BPW Mentoring Committee
Celia Clancy, Linda Dulye, Suzanne Engels, Karen O’Donnell, Beth Wallace, Karen Zink