Become a mentor now!

Do you want to contribute to the professional development of women? Become a mentor now!
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You can become a mentor…

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... if you have min. 5 years of work experience.

(in an industry or job)

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... if you identify yourself as a human being.

MentorMe is for mentors of all genders and ages from the entire DACH region.

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...if you're ready to share.

As a mentor, you are willing to pass on professional experience, specialist knowledge, and contacts to a mentee.

5000

Matched mentees since founding MentorMe

3000

Engaged mentors in the matching pool

220

events, training sessions, and workshops each year

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communities for networking and exchange

Your benefit as a mentor

your benefits as a mentor

  • Deepening of your consulting, personnel and leadership skills
  • Broadening your perspective, empathy and listening abilities
  • Inspiration and motivation for working with young people
  • Sense of meaning through volunteer work
  • Reflection on your own professional development and position
  • Access to next generation digital natives and trends
  • Networking with inspiring mentors from all industries
  • Access to two online platforms for further networking
  • Participation in networking events such as company and organizational visits
  • Participation in training courses on mentoring skills or topics like quick-wittedness
  • Promotion of equal opportunities for young women
  • Participation in ticket raffles for events
  • Deepening of your consulting, personnel and leadership skills
  • Broadening your perspective, your ability to empathize and active listening
  • Inspiration and motivation for working with young people
  • Creation of meaning through volunteer work
  • Reflection on your own professional development and position
  • Promotion of equal opportunities for young women
  • Access to next generation digital natives and trends
  • Expansion of the network through a cross-industry mentor pool
  • Networking with inspiring and committed mentors from all industries
  • Access to two online platforms for further networking
  • Participation in GetTogethers and networking events such as company and organization visits
  • Participation in training courses on mentoring skills, quick-wittedness and argumentation
  • Participation in raffles for free event tickets as thanks for the mentorship

Contribution as a mentor:

Approx. 1 hour/month for mentoring session with mentee – live, by phone or via video call.

Mentoring Sessions:

In these sessions, mentors pass on tips and contacts, answer questions about industries and activities and work together with the mentees on their professional challenges, wishes and goals – without imposing themselves.

This is how you become a mentor

1. Register as a mentor by

following the link below.

2. Complete your mentor

profile on the matching platform.

3. We suggest 

a mentee to you.

4. Mentee and mentor agree to the match

or veto it.

5. In the event of a veto

let’s match again.

6. Once a match is successful,

your mentee will contact you.

Here you can sign up as a Mentor!

Our program year 2023/24 officially begins in November 2023 and ends in October 2024. Please note that within our network, we have approximately three times as many female mentors as mentees. Consequently, we cannot guarantee you a mentorship for a mentee. However, as a mentor, you are a valuable member of our community, even without a match, and will have full access to our community groups and events.

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Frequently asked questions from mentors

1. What is mentoring and how is it different from coaching?

Mentoring is advice and exchange on professional issues from an experienced person (the mentor) to an inexperienced person (the mentee). The mentor passes on professional experience, specialist knowledge and contacts to the mentee and is available as a sparring partner for her personal questions.

It is CRUCIAL: you as a mentor have more experience and knowledge than your mentee in a professional field!

It is NOT DECISIVE that you as a mentor are older and/or have studied the same as the mentee!

In contrast to a mentor, a coach does not give advice . Rather, a coach helps the customer (the coachee) through methods and targeted questions to take on new perspectives and to find new solutions. In addition, many coaches have specific training behind them.

2. How does mentoring work at MentorMe - from matching to mentoring?

1. MATCHING PROCESS (July-October): After you have filled out and submitted the mentor form, you will be included in our mentor pool. We will then work on matching over the summer. After we have found the most suitable mentee for you, we will send you their mentee form and their CV. If you accept her as a mentor, we will also send the mentee your form and ask her if she can imagine mentoring with you. If she agrees with you, we’ll match. Both of you will then receive an official matching email with further information and an invitation to the kick-off.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We match primarily based on the match of the industry in which you work as a mentor and the mentee wants to work or position himself. It is NOT IMPORTANT that you as a mentor are older than your mentee and/or have completed the same degree!

2. MENTORING KICK OFF (November): You get to know your mentee personally at the kick off at the beginning of the program year (in November) or via online onboarding in the following months (if you start the program later). We will introduce you to the mentoring and together you will clarify the expectations, goals and limits of your mentoring. Finally, you sign a joint mentoring agreement.

3. MENTORING SESSIONS (December to October of the following year): After the kick-off and starting in December to October of the following month, you will be available to advise your mentee once a month for around 1 hour – in personal meetings or via telephone/Skype. You give her insights into the world of work and work practice, support her with her professional orientation, with applications and network her with contacts. You don’t set your own agenda, you don’t want to push the mentee in one direction or impose your own professional path. You are there to accompany and advise them on their way into their career or career. It’s best if you also have feedback talks about mentoring from time to time (What’s going on? What do you want?) and evaluate the previous approach and goals for the rest of the time together at the half-way point.

4. MENTORING END (October of the following year): You evaluate your mentoring year together (What went well? What could have been better?). In the best case, you will be matched with a new mentee from November – when the new program year begins. From now on you are welcome to remain in loose contact and in the best case scenario your former mentee will now become the mentor of a young student herself.

3. Who are the MentorMe mentees?

Our mentees are committed and motivated students, graduates and young professionals from all fields of study from all over Germany and beyond. The median age is 28, with the younger ones being 24 and the older being around 34. They are very diverse! We also have young mothers, women of color, women with a migration background and mentees from a wide variety of countries. In order to meet the special challenges of these women, we offer them additional services such as the peer-to-peer group “MentoringMoms” and much more.

4. How does my mentee contribute to the success of the mentoring?

The mentee’s contribution to the success of the mentoring is that she sees herself as the proactive part! As a mentor, you make an incredibly valuable contribution with your commitment – and should therefore not have to “follow” the mentee. Rather, the mentee should ask you for mentoring sessions. It is best to arrange a new appointment for the coming month at the end of each mentoring session. Please make it clear to your mentee whether you prefer “open” or “structured” mentoring. With the former, she can ask you whatever questions are on her mind without any preparation. With structured mentoring, she should think about topics that she wants to discuss and/or questions that she then asks you in advance. Last but not least: the mentee should adapt to your time and location options.

5. I don't live in Berlin. Can I still become a mentor?

Yes! We have many mentees and mentors from all over Germany and beyond. Since we primarily match our mentoring teams in terms of content and not regionally (unless someone explicitly wants the mentee or mentor to come from the same region), many mentoring sessions take place via Skype or telephone. In addition, many of our training and networking offers for our mentees and mentors are transmitted via Skype, so that those who do not live in Berlin can also participate. However, we recommend coming to Berlin at least for the kick-off of the program year so that the mentee and mentor can get to know each other personally.

6. The MentorMe program has already started. Can I jump in?

Yes! We keep getting inquiries from interested mentees who missed the admission phase before the start of the program, the kick-off at the start of the program and the first few months of the program. These are then noted in our waiting list. If we still have mentees on the waiting list who have not yet been matched and are a good match for you as a mentee, we will be happy to match you and include you in our program year.

7. What do I get as a mentor from MentorMe?

We offer our mentors a lot for their voluntary commitment:

  • Access to our mentor network
  • Personal networking with other mentors
  • Access to MentorMe events
  • Training for mentors
  • Get-togethers for mentors
  • Participation in sweepstakes

That’s what our mentors say

“I am a mentor at MentorMe because I see it as my duty to support young women who are at the beginning of their careers with my knowledge and experience from more than 10 years. Of course, everyone has to gain their own experience, but I’ve had one or two challenges at work that I could have solved better – but didn’t know it. I like to share my experiences so that my mentee can deal better with critical situations at work. I am a mentor by conviction!”

Christina Richter, mentor & personal branding and PR expert

My goal is to get the mentees enthusiastic about areas that are “male-dominated”. I am very happy to be part of MentorMe. The communication is great and the events also help us all, including me as an expert at Coca-Cola. I’m happy to be back Events included: During the job interview training, I can give qualified feedback, which can improve the mentees in the job interview.”

Marcus Radeck, Human Resource Manager

“I’m a mentor because I really enjoy accompanying young people and especially women in developing their careers, to find out together with them what “really” suits them, what their passion is and what their hearts beat for. In addition, I can pass on a lot about the higher education sector if my mentee wants to go there: experiences, insights and how-to-dos…”

Alessa Münch, Manager People Advisory