BBC Radio 4 presenters Martha Kearney, Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are among the mentors taking part in a brand new mentoring scheme from Sound Women in partnership with the BBC Academy.
The scheme aims to progress the careers of 30 women already working in radio.
Thirty mentees from across the BBC, commercial radio and the wider audio industry met up with their mentors on April 23rd.
The mentors are made up of successful women working in radio, like Lorna Clarke, network manager for BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, Somethin’ Else Head of Development Nicky Birch, and Real Radio North West’s Sam Walker.
Natasha Maw, programme manager for Radio Training at the BBC Academy, says:
The BBC Academy believes that one of the best ways of developing female talent is through mentoring. This is a powerful and positive partnership of skills and resources – the scheme will give our mentees training by some of the brightest and best women in the industry.
Sound Women founder Maria Williams added:
Sound Women is all about unlocking the potential of women in radio. We believe this mentoring scheme will help develop the careers of some extremely talented and capable women – and that this will benefit the entire UK audio industry.
The Sound Women mentoring scheme will clarify career goals, identify opportunities, and where appropriate address issues such as confidence, or balancing work and family. It will give mentees a chance to try out ideas in a safe environment with women who have a vast amount of experience and practical advice.
Please note that applications for this scheme have now closed. We will let you know as soon as we are able to fund another project.