Mentoring Program

Kicking-off the Women in Green Hydrogen Mentoring Program

Women in Green Hydrogen offers a hydrogen-sector specific, global mentoring program for women in junior/middle management positions starting in 2021. Requirements are:

• As a mentee: Up to 3 years of work experience
• As a mentor: More than 6 years of work experience

To ensure a high compatibility of mentor and mentee, we have developed a short questionnaire. WiGH will select the best match for the mentor and mentee, however we cannot ensure that everybody can participate in the first round of the new program. The first program will start in July 2021 and run for 12 months. The program is designed as an online program, however, a physical meeting during suitable occasions, such as events, network meetings or similar can be an add-on to the mentor-mentee relationship.

How does the mentorship program work?

The WiGH mentoring-program has a web-based kick-off meeting which allows the mentors and mentee to get started as a tandem. During the mentorship program, mentors and mentees are asked to meet 5 times, however you are free to make individual arrangements. The pair will discuss experiences from working in the hydrogen sector and tips for career development. WiGH will provide a starter-kit for the mentorship program. The program will be concluded by an interactive web-based graduation meeting. Typically, mentors and mentees need to calculate approx. 2 hours per month for mentoring-program related activities.

Save the date: The web-based kick-off will take place on the 5th of July at 4.30 pm until 6.00 pm (CEST).

What’s in it for me?

Mentors will serve on an honorary basis and agree to respect the Global Code of Ethics for Mentors established by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Each mentor-mentee tandem establishes an agreement on the frequency of interactions and the ways and channels of their communication to be used; the tandem also defines goals and priorities for their mentoring process. Recommended forms for the initial agreement as well as for progress tracking are supplied by WiGH. Each mentor-mentee pair will be featured on social media. Upon completion of a full period of mentoring, WIGH will issue a Certificate of Completion.

How do I apply?

Women interested in becoming a mentee can apply here. The deadline for mentee applications is the 26th of May 2021.

Women interested in becoming a mentor can register here.

More questions?

You’re interested in applying but still have a few questions? Please have a look at this FAQ if you want to apply as a mentee or at this FAQ if you want to register as a mentor.

For any further questions about the mentoring program, do not hesitate to contact Julia Epp (julia.epp@wzb.eu).