Mentoring Program: FAQ

You’re interested in becoming a mentee but still have a few questions? Please have a look at our FAQ:

What am I supposed to do as a mentee?

We expect you to really mean it and make the most of the program. Think about what your goals are, where you are in life and what kind of help you want from your mentor.

How long is the mentoring program?

One year starting in July 2021.

How can I meet with my mentor?

You will most probably meet online or talk on the phone. WiGH does not provide the software for that.

I have many years of work experience but less than 3 years in hydrogen. Can I become a mentee?

No, but consider applying as a mentor. Many younger women will benefit from your work experience, even if it is in a different field.

I have very little time. How much time is required?

You’ll be meeting your mentor up to 5 times during 12 months. We ask you to prepare each of these meetings to make things easy for your mentor and to make the most out of these sessions. Only participate if you have the time to take the mentoring program seriously.

What else is required from me?

We want you to contribute to WiGH, too. Write a short article for our website or contribute to our events.

Can I choose my mentor?

No, you cannot. We will connect you.

What kinds of things can I discuss with my mentor?

It’s up to you, you can ask for career advice, guidance on work-related issues or simply ask her questions about her work and life.

Maybe next year would be better?

We’re hoping to start a new program in July 2022.

Do I need to talk about this to my employer?

Yes and no. Yes if you think they value your ambitions or if you want them to acknowledge it. No if they don’t – then you will be a mentee in your free time.

I am a student, can I apply as a mentee?

No, please try again in the next few years when you are a young professional.