Women in Forging Mentorship Program
The Forging Foundation Mentorship Program’s primary goal is to promote the development of leadership roles for women in the forging industry.
This mentorship program will tap into the existing knowledge, skills, and experience of successful women in leadership positions who are currently working in the forging industry and transfer that knowledge and skill to the upcoming industry workforce while helping them move towards successful careers in leadership of their own.
Why Mentorship is Important
A mentor can be described as, “Someone who might help you work through challenges or help you to make a decision through conversation, sharing experiences, and dedicated time building a relationship.” (Brine, 2020).
Mentorship is a valuable tool to build a successful career or gain solid footing within an organization or industry. Many great achievers have claimed that they had a great mentor at some point during their rise to excellence. Mentorship is a two-way process. But if it works the way it is meant to, both the mentor and mentee will benefit from the experience. The mentor benefits because they can lead the future generation in an area they care about and ensure that best practices are passed along; meanwhile, the mentee benefits because they have proven that they are ready to take the next step in their career and can receive the extra help needed to make that advancement.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Please complete the Mentor Application Form below and send it to Gabby Schultz at [email protected].
Looking for a mentor? Please complete the Mentee Application Form and send it to Gabby Schultz at [email protected].
Mentors and mentees will be paired up by the Forging Foundation staff using the information provided on the above applications. Once paired, both parties will be asked to sign the “Mentoring Agreement.”
If you have a specific request regarding your mentorship pairing, please let us know in advance. Once paired and the agreement is signed, the relationship will be managed by the mentor and mentee, and the schedule and activities related to the program will be at their discretion.
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