The WiGH Mentoring Program

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What is the WiGH Mentoring Program?

The WiGH Mentoring Program is an online and in-person program created in mid-2021 to support and empower young professionals in the green hydrogen sector in the early stages of their careers. 

Green hydrogen experts from around the world help to enhance the professional skills and abilities of new leaders in the sector.

Mentoring Program 2022/2023

How does the program work?

Calls for both mentors and mentees are opened once a year, and the requirements for participation are:

  • As a mentor: More than 3 years of work experience.
  • As a mentee: Up to 3 years of work experience.

When the pairs are selected, a web-based kick-off meeting is organized, which allows the mentors and mentees to get to know each other. During the mentorship program, mentors and mentees will be asked to meet 5 times, although there is flexibility to make individual arrangements to meet more often

According to the interests chosen by both sides, topics, contents, and activities related to the field of green hydrogen are discussed during the meetings. Typically, approximately two hours per month are calculated between the pairs for mentoring program-related activities.

At the beginning of the program, WiGH provides a starter kit for the program and some extra training options.

Mentors and mentees can participate in a mid-term online event and in a networking event at the end of the program.

Benefits of the program

  • Building new knowledge on green hydrogen strategies, initiatives, and content.
  • Strengthen confidence and develop new skills to promote further development.
  • Strengthen connections and build networks in the field of green hydrogen.
  • Connect on benefits and concerns that are of more relevance to women (e.g., how to proceed in a male-dominated sector, working hours, family planning, etc.).
  • Share ideas, plans, and opinions.

How can I become a mentor or mentee?

The 2022-2023 edition of the mentoring program is currently underway. If you are interested and want to know when the next round starts (2023-2024), we invite you to follow us on Linkedin and Twitter so you don’t miss anything. 

Each year, between June and July, the calls for mentors and mentees are opened to start the program in September. 

Impressions of the first Mentoring program in 2021/2022

We interviewed a few mentor and mentee pairs and asked them about their experiences in the green hydrogen sector and about the value of the WiGH Mentoring program for them. Take a look:

Meet the WiGH Mentoring Program Team

Ann-Kathrin Lipponer

Ann-Kathrin Lipponer
Lead Mentoring

Policy Officer at MWIDE

 

Anna Seefried
Co-Lead Mentoring
Senior Associate at PwC Energy Consulting

Get in touch!