Become a MENTOR

Becoming a Women in Wine NZ Mentor

We are looking for experienced female leaders within the industry to volunteer as mentors. If selected, they will become a mentor for a female mentee applying for a place on the 2023 programme.  The mentee is seeking to gain a wider perspective of the wine industry and how that relates to their own career aspirations. 

The role of the mentor is voluntary although expenses incurred in attending a compulsory mentor training session in Auckland will be covered by a sum paid by mentees towards the running of the programme.

Mentees are asked to sign an agreement acknowledging that any mentoring is provided in good faith as a sharing of experience and knowledge and that neither the mentor or New Zealand Winegrowers will be liable in any way for any loss and/or damage that may arise from the mentoring relationship, including by the mentee’s reliance on information, guidance or advice provided by the mentor.

The commitment from the mentor will be for the six month period of the programme starting in August 2023 and will involve an initial face to face meeting and then five subsequent meetings either by Skype, phone or face to face. Mentors will also be asked for feedback from time to time during the programme.

The 3 hour compulsory mentor training session will be held on 16 August 2023.

We anticipate that there will be considerable interest in the programme and therefore it is likely to be over subscribed, however, this will not stop applicants from applying again in the future as the programme hopefully develops in scale in the coming years.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate to mentor within our industry please ensure you satisfy the criteria below and submit the application form before 

Criteria for being a mentor

  • you have proven levels of experience and leadership within the wine industry or other industries prior to your current role.
  • you have an empathetic manner, are able to listen and encourage others to think for themselves, rather than tell them what to do. You are keen to develop others.
  • you commit to keeping the mentor/ mentee relationship and all matters discussed within those sessions as private and confidential
  • you can commit to an involvement in the programme over a six month period from August 2023 involving six  meetings with your mentee ( the initial session to be face to face and then subsequent meetings by Skype, phone or face to face)
  • you can commit to the compulsory mentor training session on 16 August 2023. (Your travel expenses will be covered)
  • you can commit to providing some feedback 
  • the company you work for/own is a member of New Zealand Winegrowers
  • you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • you have completed the application form and attached your current CV and a copy of your current NZ passport photo page or NZ permanent resident visa.

All applicants will be contacted by mid July 2023 after the selection panel has made its decision.

All applications will be treated in absolute confidence.

Apply to be a MENTOR

Mentor Application 2023
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