'Ment' to Be!
WICL sets out to support and inspire, mentor and socialise, empower and encourage.
As part of our aims, we proudly announced the launch of our mentoring scheme for members at our launch event.
There has been a brilliant response, with many women signing up to be both mentors and mentees. Our legal cupid has made numerous successful matches!
WICL has also been approached by a number of senior figures within criminal law wishing to provide mentoring support to WICL members - particularly those of 10 years' call/PQE and beyond.
If you could offer your support to someone as a WICL mentor, or if you would like the support of one as a mentee, you can sign up to take part as either a mentor or a mentee (or both!) below. We will then add you to our database and make introductions between suitable mentors and mentees.
If you have registered your interest for our mentoring scheme, we will be in touch with you soon. Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us straight away. We will continue to make enquiries and find suitable mentors as and when they become available. Please note that you do need to be a WICL member in order to be a mentoring match.
Questions? You can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Mentee Feedback:
"I have only recently joined the WICL Mentoring scheme but I am already reaping the benefits.
The support I have received within the past month has been more than I expected. It is nice to have someone there who has been through the same recent processes of starting a legal career, who can provide you with support and advice throughout the process. Just to meet regularly and establish a friendship with other junior lawyers who can tell you what you need to hear in a friendly manner.
The support and guidance I have received is beyond anything I could have envisioned and has given me the confidence to keep going as it has shown me that you can make it. "
Our October Mentoring Breakfast was a wonderful morning, with more women attending than ever before. We now have several mentoring circles up and running and were delighted to see so many fabulous women over a coffee - and some new avocado delights we had opted for
(we know how to live)!
Thanks for coming if you did.
Be sure to come to the next one if you didn't!
We are absolutely thrilled each time we receive new happy mentoring feedback - especially when we can publicise it for all to see on Twitter!
Join the huge number of mentoring pairs we have matched successfully QUICK!
Need more convincing? Check out our Twitter page for other resounding praise for our Legal Cupid!
The most recent WICL mentoring breakfast was a chance for our mentoring pairs to come back together, re-group and review. It was also the launch of our judicial mentoring circles which have had a fantastic take up. With a whopping attendance, The Happenstance was absolutely buzzing on 16th January. Attended by judges and paralegals alike, this event was a fantastic chance for women to meet and learn from each other before starting a busy day’s work.
WICL had a fantastic response to the launch of our mentoring scheme!
On Wednesday 25th April, we held our first mentoring event.
Not only was this an opportunity for those mentors and mentees who have been matched up to meet, connect and make plans for the coming year, but for WICL members to meet and share ideas.
We were delighted to host Emily Cosgrove of The Conversation Space who gave an inspiring introduction to mentoring - offering her top tips for making the most of a mentoring relationship.