Empowering Women in Global Engagement
One of the cornerstones of a successful business model is collaboration. Whether around the table with colleagues from your own company or in a board room with professionals from around the field, there is value in bringing different perspectives to the table. The League understands the value of this process and recognizes that facilitating these conversations can take time and effort, so we’ve created 4x4 Mentoring Groups.
One-on-one mentoring relationships can sometimes cause undue stress on both mentor and mentee: Am I holding up my end of the partnership? Are we sharing the same expectations? By using small groups of four, the group will share the responsibility of the mentor role. These groups are considered to be safe spaces where conversations are confidential.
The League’s Mentoring Team will provide topics for discussion and facilitate continued management of the group for a four month period. Members are encouraged to sign up for a 4x4 and choose a topic that they would like to discuss. Each group will be initiated by the Matchmaker who will create the 4x4’s by looking at factors such as expertise and background. The Content Facilitator will then offer each group a guide for their four months, and check in frequently to see how the group is doing. It’s important that the good work done in these groups is shared widely, and for this our Outcomes Facilitator will work with each group to determine how to share what they’ve learned.
At the end of your four months, you decide what’s next: Sign up for a new group and a new topic. Take a break while your work calendar heats up. Whatever you decide, you’ll increase your network and invest time on topics that are interesting to you.