The Mentoring Programme is made possible through the support of corporates, individuals, trusts, institutions, foundations and others who give their time, expertise and funding to ensure that we can continue our work. We are always seeking to build relationships with organisations that share the aims and values of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. For more information, please see the tabs below and contact the Mentoring Team.  To see our current formal mentee and mentor partners, please go here. To see our current local mentee nominating partners and other organisations we collaborate with, please see below.

Organisations we collaborate with

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Get involved as a formal mentor or mentee partner

The Mentoring Women in Business Programme works in partnership with corporates who nominate exceptional men and women staff members to serve as mentors. Many corporations embed the mentoring scheme into their leadership, CSR and global citizenship programmes. In addition to the impact this has on women in developing and emerging countries, it also provides a tremendous learning and growth opportunity for the employees who serve as mentors, which feeds back into and inspires their work at the company.

We also work in partnership with organisations working directly with women entrepreneurs, including banks, development and CSR programmes, and others, to provide mentoring services to the women entrepreneurs they are supporting.

These partners provide funding to help us sustain and grow our work, and play a vital role in helping the Foundation enable women in emerging economies to gain economic independence and have a more influential voice in their communities. For more information please contact the Mentoring Team.

Get involved as a local mentee nominating partner

The Mentoring Women in Business Programme also engages with non-profit organisations to connect with women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies. With over 50 local mentee nominating partners across Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East, we are proud to work with such a diverse group of organisations.

Local mentee nominating partners nominate outstanding women entrepreneurs from their programmes to join the Mentoring Programme as mentees. This provides a useful add-on to their programming and a way to offer cross-border mentoring support to the women they are working with. For women entrepreneurs, it is a fantastic opportunity for holistic personal and professional development, as well as taking the next step in their entrepreneurial journey and joining a global community of passionate and accomplished mentees and mentors.

If your organisation is interested in connecting the women you support with our Mentoring Programme, here are some useful guidelines on what we’re looking for in local mentee nominating partners:

  • A non-profit organisation that has been in operation for at least one year
  • Strong track record of working directly with local women entrepreneurs
  • Running programmes such as accelerators/incubators, training workshops, networking and professional development schemes, etc. where our Mentoring Programme would serve as an add-on to existing programmes and support women entrepreneurs who could benefit from cross-border mentoring and access to a global community
  • Willingness to identify and nominate candidates to apply for the programme who fit the programme’s specific criteria and without regard to sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability or age, pregnancy, maternity leave or trade union membership
  • Commitment to hit agreed targets by following up with nominees throughout the recruitment process to ensure application forms and online training are completed
  • Successful completion of application form, letter of agreement and partnership guidelines

Please note that space for local mentee nominating partners is limited. If your organisation fits these requirements, the first step is to fill in our local mentee nominating partner enquiry form. We review partner enquiries twice per year in May/June and November/December, and will be in touch with you then if we’d like to take a conversation forward.

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