Our 2019 Mentoring Programme
As part of Women in Law Hong Kong’s commitment to enhancing the profiles, skills and networking opportunities of women in the legal field, we are delighted to launch, for the fourth year running, the WILHK Mentoring Programme. We are continuing to build upon the learnings and successes from our previous programmes, focusing on empowering participants with confidence, a network of support and key skills to navigate and grow their careers.
Apply today and be a part of the WILHK Mentoring Programme Class of 2019!
What the professionals say:
We have to do something about female attrition in private practice - across the industry we are bleeding female talent every year. The WILHK programme is, so far as I am aware, unique – it gives a young female lawyer the opportunity to seek impartial advice and guidance from someone she trusts without that advice being prejudiced by organisational baggage. This is why I wanted to get involved. If I can help just one person stay in the industry and make private practice more diverse, it will be worthwhile. – Allan Wardrop (2016 and 2017 Mentor)
As a mentor I find it fascinating to see how this generation deals with people - it's very different. There truly is a generational gap; it's not just gender but culture and age plays a role too. One of the most important skills you can acquire is to learn to relate to very different people with whom it seems you have no chemistry. – Erika Evasdottir (2016 and 2017 Mentor)
View insights from our 2018 programme participants on the WILHK Mentoring Programme and on mentoring and gender diversity:
Interview with Selma Masood and Charisa Yeung (mentor/mentee pair)
Interview with Apoorvaa Paranjpe and Audrey Lo (mentees)
Interview with Brian Henderson (sponsor)
Interview with Joanna Caen and Audrey Lo (mentor/mentee pair)
Interview with Selma Masood and Joanna Caen (mentors)
Our Criteria for Mentors and Mentees
Mentors (male or female) that have at least ten years of work experience (with substantial exposure in the legal field or to the challenges faced by legal professionals and legal service firms)
Mentees (female) that have three to five years of work experience, in the legal field
Willingness to commit to full participation in the WILHK Mentoring Programme
Dedication to listening and learning from each other
Participants have identified specific goals that they would like to achieve
Adherence to confidentiality to ensure a mentor/mentee relationship of trust
Our Key Dates
There will be a number of additional skills workshops and events that will be held between April and November. Details of these events will be released in due course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed application forms together with an up-to-date CV and recent professional photo should be submitted to email@example.com no later than 10 March 2019.
2019 Mentoring Programme Sponsors
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a sponsor.