The Mentoring Foundation operates two core Programmes and related events, to provide our Mentees with a network of opportunity, helping senior women break through to the top of UK corporations and otherwise progress their careers.

Through our work we:

bring senior women executives and Chairs and Chief Executives together through highly bespoke mentoring relationships
facilitate the introduction of Mentees to leading business decision makers
carry out groundbreaking research into women’s leadership and mentoring
influence opinion-formers through our expertise and the Programme’s track record.



The measures of our success

We monitor all our mentoring partnerships closely. We stay in regular contact with our Mentors and Mentees, and with Alumnae of the Programme. Through the regular feedback we receive about individual sessions as well as immediate and more long-term outcomes, we have been able to build a robust record of the benefits our Mentees derive from the Programme. We have tracked the career progress of our Mentees over a 15 year period; this longitudinal research has enabled us to develop an in-depth understanding of how to help create highly successful mentoring pairs. Success is tracked and measured at both subjective and objective levels:


"The business and executive search communities have taken the lead by providing opportunities to gain visibility, exposure and confidence. One aspect of this is mentoring, and the most prominent such scheme is the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Scheme. The Government should use their influence to support the expansion of the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme."

House of Lords European Union Committee, Women on Boards Report
9th November 2012