Women in Planning is today (25th April 2022) launching the second year of their Mentoring Scheme. Women in Planning leads change in the planning and built environment industry by making women visible, promoting diversity and inclusion, and supporting career development and the Mentoring Scheme enables Women in Planning to meet this objective.
The Mentoring Scheme aims to bring together individuals who are seeking support and guidance on their career development from more experienced professionals. The aim is to ‘buddy up’ mentor and mentees with the best fit in the matching process. Applications are open to all those working within the planning sector, from students through to those working in the boardroom.
Following the overwhelming response to the inaugural year of the Mentoring Scheme (2021-2022), the number of matches which will be made this year will be doubled.
Jessica Herritty, chair of the East Midlands Committee, said:
“We’ve had some really good feedback from our Mentors and Mentees involved in the scheme over the last year and are so pleased to be launching again this year. We hope it will continue to be a success and help women in our industry receive much needed support and guidance.”
Emma Cartledge-Taylor, committee member of the West Midlands Committee, said:
“We were overwhelmed by the response to the pilot year of the Mentoring Scheme and it is clear there is a huge call for mentoring for women in the industry. It is exciting to be able to more than double the number of matches this year and to expand the offering of the Mentoring Scheme.”
For more details on the mentoring scheme please see: https://www.womeninplanning.org/mentoringscheme