On Monday 16th November WomEnpowered International held a pilot event for a mentorship program with the Women’s Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
The session began with personal introductions and general questions to enable all participants to get to know each other. It was a very engaging hour and a half as we shared and listened to the mentors’ professional experiences in different industries and the current projects, aspirations and challenges of our WE Int. mentees. From psychology professionals, to former consultants and directors, we were very honoured to have the insight, guidance and encouragement of some very inspiring women from the ACCJ Women’s Committee.
One of the highlights was also hearing the personal stories and challenges faced by our mentors as they were starting their careers and forging their professional direction. We very much appreciated their candid reflections and valuable mentorship. At the end of the event we discussed what we would like to see in the next ACCJ mentorship meeting. The next meeting will be held at 7pm on January 21st 2021. We highly recommend any WE Int. member interested in connecting with a mentor to sign up! Please register here if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdI68ZpkbiF4jztbkqaW-zdb8y0-FMnJvjbCqZlIV5T4IhMpw/viewform?usp=sf_link
“Meeting and exchanging with WeInt women was truly inspiring, and I know I can learn a lot from both mentors and mentees. Despite not being in Japan at the moment I am very pleased to be a part of this community. I look forward to our next sessions!”
- Ava Drai.
“Joining the workshop, I got to listen to stories and learn things I have not anticipated before joining. Being able to join a program where all participants are unique and in different stages of their life and career, it allowed me to not only get my own questions answered but also think beyond. I am excited to continue building this mentorship through the workshops.”
- JaeKyoung Jade Hwang.