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Womentoring ‘21 – Cardiff University alumnae supporting Cardiff University alumnae

15 March 2021

During March, to celebrate Women’s History Month we held our first flash-mentoring event, Womentoring ’21.

We brought together 24 successful Cardiff alumnae from around the globe to become Womentors – female mentors to inspire and empower the next generation of Cardiff University alumnae.

Our Womentors who are at top of their field in industries such as law, tech, finance, manufacturing, publishing and the third sector, supported our mentees through virtual events, group sessions and one-to-one meetings.
Our 35 early-career mentees had the chance to develop their knowledge, build networks, ask questions, and gain industry insight. By connecting them directly with accomplished Cardiff alumnae, we’re helping female Cardiff graduates to reach their full potential.

We’re so grateful to all our Womentors who gave up their time to support the next generation of female CEOs, directors, presidents and partners, by sharing their expertise and experience.

Here’s what a few of our mentees had to say;

“The networking and real-life experience that a Womentor provides is invaluable.”

Isadora Sinha (BSc 2019)

“My Womentor Linda helped me work through what I really wanted from my role, both long term and short term. We met just before I had an interview for a new role that would be a huge promotion. She helped me prepare and I was offered the role during the interview.

My conversations with Linda have been absolutely invaluable and really helped me. I am very grateful for this experience and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for a fantastic initiative!”

Joanna Dougherty (BScEcon 2017)

“Thank you for setting up this initiative – my mentor has given me some really helpful guidance so far, and I hope it will be the start of a supportive ongoing relationship.”

Jen Burrows (BA 2013)

Find out more about volunteering your time to help inspire and support the next generation of Cardiff University students and alumni.