– Taking top women to the top
The Finland Chamber of Commerce has launched a mentoring programme to smooth the way for skilled women into business leadership positions and the boards of listed companies.
The objective of the programme is to further the possibilities of skilled women in claiming their place in companies’ executive roles and as board members. The programme is mainly aimed at women working in middle management positions who wish to develop their expertise or discuss their possible career paths.The goal is to provide future female leaders with the capabilities necessary to work in business leadership positions and eventually in the boards of listed companies.
In addition to the valuable one-on-one mentoring sessions, the programme consists of four seminars. The mentoring sessions will take place approximately once every other month. In the seminars, mentees will be able to deepen their knowledge on leadership as well as discuss and share their mentoring experience. The programme also includes company visits, networking events and the access to an online discussion forum.
Interested in launching a similar program?
Finland Chamber of Commerce’s Women Leaders Program and Mentoring Programme have gained excellent results and they could be used as a models in other countries. They are scalable and can be easily modified to suite international needs. The Women Leaders Program won first prize in the best corporate social responsibility project category at the World Chambers Competition in Torino 2015. Finland Chamber of Commerce is willing to share their experience in this field.
If you are interested in launching a similar Women Leaders Program or a Mentoring Programme in your country or would like to receive additional information, please contact Deputy Chief Executive Anne Horttanainen, anne.horttanainen(at)chamber.fi, tel. +358 40 510 4907 or Director of Services Mari Hakkarainen, mari.hakkarainen(at)chamber.fi, tel. +358 50 326 6770.