Enterprising Women mobilise mentors


Enterprising Women are inviting potential and practising mentors to an event on 4th June at Homerton College Cambridge to learn more about mentoring from two highly experienced mentors.

Most business owners have faced the challenges of starting and running a business, wrestled with the same problems, and even sometimes felt like giving up.  At those times, having an independent person to talk to and share those issues with can make a huge difference – to motivation, to understanding, and to overcoming business or personal challenges.

This event is not just for those who have been a mentor. Guest speaker Christine Jones is an experienced lecturer, counsellor, mentor and coach.  She will show how most people can be a mentor, and talk about the essential elements for good, ethical mentoring, with pragmatic tips and guidance.


The event will also hear from Janice Cook, talking about her experiences and the benefits for her and the mentee. Janice has worked as an HR professional for 20 years across all sectors, to director level and is an expert in organisational development and design.


The event is free to all potential mentors, and includes lunch, as a thank you on behalf of the Enterprising Women community.  Attendees will be able to sign up to the Enterprising Women’s mentors register on the day and start unlocking their potential to help others realise theirs!


Registration details can be found at www.enterprising-women.org/mentors or email alison@enterprising-women.org, freephone 08000 121 365




Notes to editors


Venue: Paston Brown Room in the Ibberson Building, Homerton College,

Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

Date:    Wednesday, 4th June 2008

Time:    11.00am registration for 11.30am start and finish at 1.00pm with networking



Enterprising Women is a dynamic community of over 3000 women starting or growing businesses across the East of England. Enterprising Women actively supports women through start up and growth training, peer business support, networking events and an online community allowing women to promote their business, share ideas through a forum and receive regularly enews bulletins. www.enterprising-women.org



Christine Jones - Lecturer, Careers Counsellor, Therapeutic Counsellor, Mentor & Coach.

Christine Jones currently works at the University of Hertfordshire as the Aimhigher Co-ordinator, for Hertfordshire. Her job entails managing a large Government funding stream aimed at encouraging people, who never felt able to go into Higher Education, to fulfil their potential. She also works freelance as a coach, mentor and trainer, as well as seting up mentoring schemes in schools, colleges and organisations. 


Janice Cook FRSA MSc(HRM) Chartered FCIPD


Open to Learning - An HR professional for 20 years across all sectors, to director level and an expert in organisational development and design, with vast experience of organisational change.


YouGov’s recent survey indicated that 23% of women who run their own businesses would have liked a mentor.

See http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=367206&NewsAreaID=2 for more details on the survey.


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