Women Mentoring Women Campaign
Women and Mentorship
Studies have found that besides the lack of childcare facilities and support for mothers with dependents, most women struggle to climb the corporate ladder due to a lack of suitable mentors and networks. Furthermore, a man's ability to be an effective mentor to women depends significantly on how they understand women's challenges disproportionately when managing their careers. As stated in a study by Margaret Linehan and Hugh Scullion, "Female managers can miss out on global appointments because they lack mentors, role models, sponsorship, or access to appropriate networks – all of which are commonly available to their male counterparts(1)."
The GHMe Campaign
The benefits of fellowships, mentorship and professional development programs should be redirected towards women, with women supporting women to grow a network of former mentees to become mentors for others (2). To initiate this network-building process and support the professional development of women in global health, GHMe is launching the Women Mentoring Women (WMW) campaign. This campaign will be executed in parallel to GHMe's annual mentoring program. The model will focus on matching female SYPs with female leaders in global health, utilizing GHMe's unique matching algorithm. These groups will participate in the five-month facilitated GHMe mentoring program. To support this program, the standard GHMe monthly modules, at the heart of GHMe's mentoring program, will be tailored to address challenges women face in the professional world.
Our technical and advising partner is Women in Global Health — Finland chapter and other WGH chapters to be determined soon.
Join the Campaign
Do you want to participate in this campaign? You can contribute in a few ways:
Apply to be a female mentor who guides a mentoring group through our facilitated mentor program. Apply to be a mentor here - and indicate you want to participate in this campaign (question 31).
Apply to a (female) SYP who is going through our MWM campaign focused mentoring program. You can read more about being an SYP here
Partner with GHMe to support the success of this campaign. If you’re interested in partnering on this campaign, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate funds to support GHMe and its free mentoring program — as GHMe strives to increase equitable access to mentoring globally. Read more here
The Challenge of Women’s Access to Mentorship -
Women Should Lift Other Women Up the Leadership Ladder