Speed Dating for Working Women
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About the Event
There is a startling lack of female advocates and mentors in business and the workplace today.
Paraphrasing from a recent headline, the #MeToo movement - social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment - may have helped men learn how to treat women with respect, but several studies show that women still haven’t learned how to treat each other.
If I tell her the truth about her product, will I seem rude? If I suggest to her an alternative approach, will she think I’m a know-it-all? Women often don’t want to be seen as ‘too emphatic’ towards one another. So they remain polite, skirting around the real issues, and playing directly into the stereotype of preferring to remain likeable.
This is a problem for women. Already weighed down by structural gender biases, without female mentors women in business and the workplace simply can’t traverse the learning curve as fast. In business and entrepreneurship where you need to make mistakes and learn from them quickly, the impact is huge. The idea of this series is to pave the way for more use of a highly efficient learning model – mentoring and coaching - both in networks of female entrepreneurs and women and business, as well as women in workplace.
During the month of March, MombasaWorks together with partners, is holding a series of ‘speed-dates’ for women who work. Mentors - also women - typically have 10-15 years’ more experience.
Sessions can be in-person (at MombasaWorks CBD) or virtual.
The series is completely free!
Please join the waitlist and available mentors will be shared directly with you.