The Mentoring Foundation owns and operates the leading, internationally recognised, FTSE® 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Executive and Next Generation Women Leaders Programmes.

Our work is at the heart of activity in the UK to help more women reach the very top of large organisations and has a strong history of success. Many of our Mentees go on to be appointed to the Executive Committee of their companies, to be Non-Executive Directors on the Boards of other companies, or otherwise to progress their careers.

We are the foremost provider of bespoke mentoring services to help senior women
achieve even greater success, at top executive level and in the Boardroom.
 
The FTSE Executive Programme is unique in its longevity, with a 10-year track record and proven success, with 70 Chairmen, Chief Executives and other senior leaders acting pro bono as Mentors.
 
The FTSE Next Generation Women Leaders Programme, newly launched, helps companies to build their talent pipeline. The programme is supported by ten leading companies, with ten further FTSE companies waiting in the wings for the second cohort.
 
In addition to these ground-breaking Programmes, the Unilever Mentee Network enables our Mentees to learn from each other as well as from their Mentors.
 
The Chief Executive of the Foundation, Peninah Thomson, is the author of original research into women’s leadership, including publication of four high-reputation books.
 
The not-for-profit status of the Foundation ensures that all revenues are reinvested in our work.
 

 

"More women on the Boards of our large companies in the UK isn’t going to solve global problems at a stroke, but it will contribute to their solution, by increasing the reservoirs of human ingenuity, imagination, insight and will available to address them."

A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom: The Roadmap (2008)