GWNET (Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition) Mentoring Programme 2/2019

About the programme

GWNET offers an energy-sector specific, global mentoring programme for women in junior/middle management positions. Since the success of a mentoring relationship depends to a high degree on the compatibility of mentor and mentee, GWNET will select with great attention the most perfect possible match for any mentee, drawing from a significant pool of willing and suitable mentors. The mentoring programme will last for 12 months and start in March 2019. The programme will run as an on-line programme.

GWNET’s mentoring-programme will have a web-based kick-off meeting which allows for the interaction of all mentees and mentors of a given programme cycle. The programme will be concluded by an interactive web-based graduation meeting as well. If groups are too big for suitable interaction in one inter-active web-based setting, several web-based meetings will be offered. Typically mentors and mentees need to calculate 2 hours per month for mentoring-program related activities.

Mentors will serve on a honorary basis and agree to respect the Global Code of Ethics for Mentors established by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council.  Each mentor-mentee tandem will establish agreement on the frequency of interactions and the ways and channels of their communication to be used; the tandem will also define goals and priorities for their mentoring process, using benchmarks, feedback and other suitable tools to document progress towards the selected and agreed-upon goals. Recommended forms for the initial agreement as well as for progress tracking will be supplied by GWNET.

Mentees will have access to additional GWNET modules for personal and professional growth (e.g. webinars on the development of the energy sector or on other relevant cognitive contents; units of personal development; psychological or job-related referral services). Upon completion of a full period of mentoring and based on the recommendation of the individual mentor, GWNET will issue a Certificate of Completion.

How to apply as mentee?

Interested mentee candidates can apply by sending an email expressing their interest, goals and attaching an updated CV to

Eligible candidates will be notified by 31st January 2019 and invited to transfer the programme fee of EURO 500 to GWNET’s account IBAN: AT40 3200 0000 1253 2636; BIC: RLNWATWW by February 15th at the latest. Upon receipt of the programme fee candidates will receive the confirmation of acceptance into the programme. The GWNET mentoring programme will start in March 2019 and will run for one year.

Sponsoring a mentee

For companies, industry associations or donors who would like to sponsor specific participants for this mentorship programme, please contact us at

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2019.

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