Patrick O’Sullivan, Chairman, Launches Old Mutual Mentee Network

Old Mutual Group plc generously offered to sponsor the new Next Generation Women Leaders Mentee Network, bringing together current Mentees and Alumnae from the Next Generation Women Leaders Programme and its precursor the Pilot Pipeline Programme. Mentees and Alumnae attended the inaugural Old Mutual Mentee Network meeting launched at Old Mutual’s offices in February 2016. Patrick O’Sullivan, Chairman, together with Gail Klintworth, Group Customer Director & Responsible Business Lead attended the evening, together with over 20 Mentees and Alumnae.

Executive Programme Alumnae Carolyn Bradley and Andrea Blance spoke about the wonderful sense of community of the Executive Programme Unilever Mentee Network; the wider professional connections forged, and the sense of collaborative learning from the success of the Mentee Network meetings. At the launch, Mentees and Alumnae agreed a mission statement that encompassed their wish for a mixture of mutual learning, networking and action:

"Drawing upon the group’s strength and experience to drive personal growth and broader influence in an open and safe environment."

The group will meet 3 times a year at Old Mutual’s offices for a mixture of presentations from speakers, learning sessions structured around contributions from individual Executive Programme Mentees and Alumnae, and informal networking and discussions over a glass of wine and canapés.