Become a WOW Norwich Speed Mentor

28th April 2018
29th April 2018


OPEN Norwich

Sign up to make an impact as a mentor at this year’s WOW Norwich speed-mentoring events.
Inspire others and be inspired, as women from various industries and walks of life come together to discuss their professional challenges and solutions.

What is mentoring?

Mentoring is the process whereby one person helps another to find her own solution to problems and difficulties connected with her work and career or personal life.
The aim of mentoring is to help the other person to:

  • Clarify their goals and emotions
  • Express tensions and frustrations
  • Resolve problems effectively
  • Further develop skills and confidence


Why be a mentor?

Speed Mentoring at WOW is an opportunity to share challenges and exchange ideas or advice. It is a chance for women to make a positive impact on other women’s lives.
By being a mentor, you:
– Have the chance to inspire and change someone’s life
– Contribute to your own personal and professional development
– Meet someone interested in your field  – or from a completely different background

Mentoring at WOW

The mentoring session lasts for one hour. During this time, there will be three individual 15-minute speed-mentoring sessions.
Over the weekend, there will be two sessions on Saturday 28 April and Sunday 29 April from 3pm – 4pm (Saturday) and 12pm – 1pm (Sunday).
We are looking for mentors to sign up who can offer their experience and expertise.
If you are interested please e-mail


WOW – Women of the World festival is coming to the city in April 2018 and is being organised in conjunction with  Norwich Arts Centre and London’s Southbank Centre.
The WOW – Women of the World festival, founded in 2010 by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE, is now the largest women’s movement in the world, reaching over 1.5 million people in 20 cities across five continents.
Each WOW festival, made up of talks, debates, music, activism, comedy, workshops, mentoring, pop ups and shows, celebrates women and girls, takes a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential and raises awareness globally of the issues they face as well as creating possible solutions.
Southbank Centre Artistic Director and WOW- Women of the World Founder, Jude Kelly said: “WOW – Women of the World Festivals are designed to be agents of change in their host cities, providing a space for women to participate in discussion, education and collaboration on the issues that most impact their lives. Launched in 2010 in London, WOW Festivals have engaged and inspired more than one and a half million women across five continents and cities in Australia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, the U.K., and at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. WOW is the biggest gathering of women and girls across the globe, and I’m so pleased that Norwich is part of this story for change.”
WOW – Women of the World Norwich 2018 is part of Southbank Centre’s expansion of its global WOW network of festivals to create nine new WOWs in five cities across the UK to mark the centenary of female suffrage in 2018. These nine festivals are being funded by Spirit of 2012.


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