Corporate mentoring partnerships
Our sector-leading Mentoring Women in Business programme brings proven, lasting benefits to mentees and mentors alike – and their companies.
Through our gold-accredited Mentoring Women in Business programme, your company and employees can play a pivotal role in advancing global gender equality, contribute to a more equitable business landscape, develop your workforce and achieve your own strategic objectives.
Partnering on our programme enables you to foster skills, innovation and growth, strengthen your CSR and contribution to the SDGs, develop a diverse talent pipeline, and enhance employee engagement and satisfaction.
Our mentors are passionate about the programme, which has enhanced employee wellness. They develop leadership skills like managing for the future, inclusion and employing a whole company approach. These learnings they then bring back to PayPal and apply to their day jobs.
Our corporate partners nominate members of their teams to serve as mentors to women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries. Mentors and mentees are carefully matched to ensure the strongest mutual benefits. They collaborate across borders through our purpose-built online platform for a year, working to problem-solve, skill-share and achieve the mentee’s business goals.
This enables mentors to:
- Boost communication, problem-solving and leadership skills that feed back into and enhance their own work.
- Gain valuable knowledge of different industries, markets and cultures.
- Increase their job satisfaction, enjoying the work they do and feeling valued by their company.
- Develop valuable experiences and perspectives by working closely with someone very different to themselves.
- Build confidence in supporting the growth and development of a business at a key stage.
- Empower women to be successful entrepreneurs and leaders, with financial independence and greater ability to support their families and communities.
- Contribute to global development and economic growth for low and middle income countries.
- Help end gender inequality in entrepreneurship.
100% of mentors graduating in 2022 acquired new knowledge or skills
100% were either satisfied or very satisfied with their mentoring relationship
81% of mentees in 2022 improved their business performance
Women the world over have the ambition and potential to run their own lives and enterprises, and to be leaders in commerce, in their communities and nations. But many are prevented from flourishing while inequality holds them back.
As mentors, your team could find themselves working with a shoe designer from Argentina, a software start-up founder from Pakistan, a wine producer from South Africa, a travel agency owner from Kenya, or other ambitious women running their own enterprises. They will support her to develop professional and personal skills, build confidence, overcome business challenges and achieve her goals, potentially having a huge impact on her life.
Mentees go on to grow their businesses, become financially independent and develop as leaders. In turn they are able to improve their lives of their families and communities and contribute to their economies.
Since 2010, our programme has supported nearly 6,000 women in more than 100 countries to achieve their ambitions. Join our partners like Bank of America, PayPal, DHL, Marsh McLennan and Salesforce, invest in your team and contribute to global gender equality and economic growth while you’re at it.
Corporate Mentoring partnerships brochure
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Meet the mentees
Read stories of how our programme has supported women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses
The Power of Mentoring: Odunayo and Mireille’s story
Odunayo joined our Mentoring Women In Business programme in 2021 and was paired with her mentor Mireille. Here, they reflect on their mentoring relationship.
Yen took part in our Mentoring and Road to Growth programmes as well as using our HerVenture app. She gained new knowledge and support to strengthen her business through the pandemic, setting her on her way to achieving huge ambitions.
Joy-Marie and Petra’s story
Entrepreneur Joy-Marie is from Cape Town. Through our Mentoring programme she was paired with mentor Petra in London. They reflect on their incredible shared development journey...