Mentor project

We find Danish mentors to those of our members who have taken an education in another country.

  1. There are many different organizations and institutions providing mentoring, and we will inform our members about this and recommend them to get into contact. We perceive our mentor scheme as informal without setting firm dates and topics or firmed number of meetings. The meetings may be arranged from one to twenty a year. Therefore, we see ourselves as complementary to the other professional deals.

We believe that it is great if the mentors can share their professional networks with their mentees and help them with making a career strategy. But it is also important that the mentor can share their knowledge with the mentee in many other situations as for example, explaining why it is important to be a member of any association or, “what clothing I must have on in excavation of archaeology?”.

Currently, four pairs of mentor-mentee pairs are collaborating. One of the pairs was formed due to common interests in Chinese language.  Two other couples have the same professional background, respectively, economics and medicine. The fourth pair cooperates on the Association’s development strategy (fourth year).

We are looking for more mentors with different competencies for our members.

  1. We would also like to find more male mentors for our members so that we can have equality in this area too and complement the strong woman to woman mentoring that we already have. All members of our women organization easily get a wide female network from the start. But usually, the network is better, if there is a balance in a sense of gender. That was also true in the countries that our members came from. Therefore, we would like to contribute in creating a gender balance, by trying to find male mentors for our members. Our goal is to use the strengths of a male network in order to strengthen the position of women in the labour market. We believe, therefore, that our project can help to promote gender equality: women and men must work together and be on the same team, support each other and learn about gender equality in Denmark. Our Association is also working to create a mentoring scheme “immigrant to immigrant”, where a well-integrated immigrant woman helps a newcomer immigrant. The purpose of this initiative is to provide newcomers a “fast track” into society, with a mentor who both understands the language and cultural background and who therefore knows some of the barriers that might be encountered.

6 Comments

  1. Jeg læser kinesisk på Københavns Universitet og vil meget gerne hjælpe såfremt I mangler mentorer til etniske kinesere. Med venlig hilsen Ida

  2. Author

    Kære Ida! Mange tak for dit tilbud. Vi har på nuværende tidspunkt ingen kinesere i vores forening, men vi vil tage kontakt til dig hvis der kommer nogle. Du må meget gerne hjælpe vores forening på andre måder, hvis du er interessere. Du kan skrive til os på kontakt@verdenskvinder.dk

  3. Kære verdens Kvinder i DK.
    Hvordan ser det ud med mentorer uden for Kbh.?
    Jeg underviser udlændinge i Aalborg og synes også, der er brug for mentorer heropppe.

    Med venlig hilsen
    Susan

  4. Author

    Kære Susan,
    Tak for din kommentar og dit forslag. Vi har ikke nogen medlemmer i Ålborg, derfor har vi heller ingen aktiviteter i Ålborg, men hvis du er interesseret i at være mentor eller hjælpe foreningen på andre måder, vil vi sætte stor pris på det.

  5. Jeg arbejder som mentor i Kvinfo, men det er ingen hindring for at jeg måske også kan bruges i jeres netværk. jeg er pensioneret gymnasielærer i bl. a. dansk, så min spidskompetence er undervisning i dansk, men det kan jo handle om det danske samfund, som jeg jo har mange års erfaring med

  6. Author

    Kære Karen.

    tak for din mail. Vi vil meget gerne tage imod dit tilbud. Kan du komme til vores jubilæums fest d.29.august kl.12.00-16.00 på Sankt Hans torv, hvor vi kan snakke om det?

    Mvh Alma Bekturganova

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