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Our 2023 Mentoring Programme

We are delighted to launch our 6th WILHK Mentoring Programme, which will maximize the number of face-to-face sessions where permitted.


To ensure our programme is as relevant as possible to our participants, we will again take into consideration preferences indicated by our applicants as to the skills workshops they wish to include in the programme.


To participate, applications are due 3 February 2023.  The programme will run from February to November 2023, and participants will come together for one-on-one mentoring, an ice breaking/matching event, a kick-off event, two specially-tailored skills workshops and one or more social and networking gatherings. 


Apply today and be a part of the WILHK Mentoring Programme Class of 2023!

Why should you join - what our alumni say:

 “I am now much focused at work and I now take the initiative to have more catch-ups with my partners and to ask for support from them.”

our 2021 mentee


“I learnt the importance of empathy and striving for things I want. I also started to build up confidence in myself.”

our 2021 mentee


“I was pleasantly surprised about how open people were to reach out outside of their mentor-mentee relationship to others within the Programme.”

our 2021 mentor


“Mentoring also works in the “reverse”, where I as mentor get so much inspiration and learn so much from my mentee.”. 

our 2021 mentor

Our Criteria for Mentors and Mentees

  • Mentors (male or female) who have at least ten years of work experience (with substantial exposure to the legal field or the challenges faced by legal professionals and legal service firms)

  • Mentees (female) who have three to seven years of work experience in the legal field

  • Willingness to commit to 100% participation in the WILHK Mentoring Programme

  • Dedication to listening and learning from each other

  • Ability to identify specific goals that they would like to achieve

  • Adherence to confidentiality to ensure a mentor/mentee relationship of trust

  • WILHK membership

Our Key Dates

3 February 2023 (Friday)

Application deadline 


Week commencing 20 February 2023

Announcement of successful programme participants


7 March 2023 (Tuesday) 12noon-2pm

Ice breaking/matching event


8 March to 20 March 2023

Participants to organise their own physical or virtual one-on-one meetings to identify matching preference


21 March 2023 (Tuesday) 5pm

Deadline for submitting matching preference


14 April 2023 (Friday)

Announcement of matching

Week commencing 9 May 2023

Kick-off event: Launch your mentoring relationship


6 June 2023 (Tuesday)

Skills workshop #1


July to September 2023

Participants are encouraged to organize informal get-togethers


October 2023 (date to be confirmed)

Skills workshop #2


End November 2023 (date to be confirmed)

Closing gathering


The details of the formal programme will be shared on the WILHK website after the close of the application deadline on 3 February 2023.


Application forms for mentors and mentees can be downloaded from the two links directly below.

If you have any questions, or are wondering if the WILHK Mentoring Programme is right for you, get in touch at


Completed application forms together with a recent professional photo (which you would be happy to share with other programme participants) and your latest CV should be submitted to no later than 3 February 2023 (Friday).

2023 Mentoring Programme Sponsors

Please contact if you are interested in being a sponsor.  A big thank you again to our 2021 sponsors (in alphabetical order) Allen & Overy, Blackisle, The Executive Coaching Consultancy Ltd, Skadden and Walkers.

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