Mentorship is a proven strategy to help women advance their careers in Canada. Whether it is through mentorship circles or one-on-one mentorship, leveraging the knowledge and experience of our peers and seniors can be a great way to break down the barriers to the advancement of women in technology, communications and media industries in Canada. All types of mentorship provide an opportunity to identify career aspirations, overcome challenges and expand your network by connecting with other professional men and women.
WCT National Mentorship Program
For over 20 years, the WCT National Mentorship Program has been the launch pad for the careers of hundreds of women across Canada. Strategically matching mentors with mentees based of experience, goals and networks, the program is designed to informally provide mentorship for women at all career levels.
The program matches a WCT member with a senior or peer member for one year of counsel, leadership and professional development. The guiding principles of the mentorship program are for mentors to develop a mentee’s leadership skills and work with them to define goals and develop strategies for reaching them.
Want to hear more about the mentee-mentor experience? Watch our 2022 WCT Mentorship Kick-Off panel below!
Featuring Lenore MacAdam, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Corus Entertainment, Shan McGrail, CEO at Haltech Regional Innovation Centre, Kendall Milne Bancroft, SVP of Sales, Home Division at Roger Communications
Learn more about the experience of the WCT National Mentorship Program from our previous kick-off panels.
THE VALUE OF FORMAL MENTORSHIP
TIPS FOR MENTORS
MALE V.S. FEMALE MENTORS
GIVING AND TAKING FEEDBACK
Corus' CHERYL FULLERTON on mentorship
Regional Mentorship Circles
Mentorship Circles are designed to provide like-minded professionals in the telecommunications, media and technology industries the opportunity to form strategic partnerships with members of the group. The partnerships are intended to help members deal with current career challenges, as well as find the support and tools they need to grow and develop in their careers. Participants may be from varied backgrounds, expertise and career levels, but what they share is a passion for excellence and a desire to realize their potential in their professional lives.
By exchanging experiences, challenges and opportunities for the purpose of enhancing self-confidence, communication skills and leadership practices, participants are able to set important development goals and build competence and character to reach those goals. The structure of the Mentorship Circles is designed by the Regional Chapter, but the guiding principles remain rooted in helping WCT members achieve their personal and professional goals.
WCT-NCR, WCT London, and WCT Waterloo offer Mentorship Circle programs. Please visit their chapter pages for more information.