The Sound Women Mentoring Scheme

We believe mentoring is one of the best ways to develop women in the audio industry.  So we are thrilled to announce that our Sound Women Mentoring Scheme is back!

SW LR Mentees

The scheme will run in early 2017 for six months and include a minimum of six sessions with a mentor.

We will match mentees and mentors with the aim of meeting the respective needs and objectives of each mentee. All mentors will have considerable experience in their field.

We know it makes a difference.  Here’s what some of our previous mentees have said:

“It’s given me self-belief in what I’m doing.  She has given me focus & practical tips.  She’s a straight talker & ‘gets me’.  I really can’t thank her enough.”

“I’ve grown in confidence and I have done things that are out of my comfort zone but have benefited me greatly. I have learnt tactics and skills that have helped me deal with people and difficult situations and I pushed myself further in my career.”

“I found one of my main problems was an inability to think clearly and with focus about how I was going to make progress in my radio career. My mentor’s helped me break down the tasks and thinking I need to do in order to really reflect about what my next moves should be. I felt utterly overwhelmed before and she’s helping me pull out the individual threads. It’s brilliant!”

If You’d Like to Have a Mentor

We plan to launch the new Mentoring scheme before the end of December, 2016.  As soon as that happens, Sound Women members will be sent an email with details of how to apply, and we’ll put the application forms on this page too.

The scheme will be free to enter, and open to Sound Women Members only.  (As we are no longer accepting new members, you must have been a Sound Women member in November or December 2016 to qualify.)

We ask for a minimum requirement of two years working in audio. This can include BBC, Commercial, Online, Community and Student Radio as well as Podcasting, Digital, Audiobooks and Radio Sales and Marketing.

Find out more about being a Sound Woman mentee here.

If You’d Like to Be a Mentor

We’re always looking for brilliant radio and audio people to be Sound Women mentors.

Do let us know if you’re interested!

Find out more here.