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Exciting things ahead for 100WF Youth Mentoring Programme

Local News 29 Sep, 2021 Follow News

Exciting things ahead for 100WF Youth Mentoring Programme

100 Women in Finance Cayman has an exciting line-up of exclusive programming for this year’s GirlForce100 and 100WF Collegiate League mentees and mentors. 100 Women in Finance is now accepting applications for its flagship mentoring programme, 100WF Pre-Career Initiative, which offers career mentoring and engagement to its participants.

“We are excited to launch the 2021/2022 mentoring theme which is SOAR: Strategies, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results.” said Christina Bodden, Maples Group Partner and 100WF Board Member. “This strategy will focus equally on mentees and mentors and provide programming which helps both achieve professional development as part of the mentoring relationship. I could not be prouder of how we have grown as a career mentorship offering and how we continue to change lives and build futures.”

“For programming, with 12 monthly career sessions being delivered to mentees continuing the themes highlighted at the Summit, 100WF will also appeal to its mentors deep love of community with #The 100WFGiveBack. Monthly mentor sessions will be introduced to focus on the meaning and purpose of mentoring in our society, why community matters, the history of great philanthropic institutions and the people behind them. Looking to engage its participants on a variety of levels this year 100WF will launch an educational campaign for its mentors which asks the question "What's Your Give Back?”

Chair Lara Deysel, KPMG Director said “Since its inception, 100 Women in Finance has continued to develop a career mentoring offering which not only catered to the goals and aspirations of our youth, but inspired local professional women to lead local students on their career journey and build community. As we launch a new mentoring year, we continue to create, develop and innovate with new forums, platforms and strategies to achieve this objective for our existing mentor and mentee pairs, as well as the many new applicants which we receive each cycle. On behalf of myself and KPMG, as a proud programme partner, we are so pleased to be a part of this effort."

100WF Pre-Career Initiative is a strategic community partnership between 100 Women in Finance and the Cayman Islands Ministry of Education, which provides support, educational guidance and opportunity to young women aged 13-25 years, attending local educational institutions in the Cayman Islands.

As part of 100 Women in Finance's Investing in the Next Generation Initiative, 100WF Pre-Career Initiative reaches, inspires, and supports pre-career women of all backgrounds, to create the next generation of finance industry leadership. This initiative is an important element in the organization's 30x40 Vision, in which women will perform 30% of the finance industry’s investment and executive team roles by year 2040.

Encompassing two mentorship programmes, GirlForce 100 and 100WF Collegiate League, the 100WF Pre-Career Initiative pairs local 100WF members with young women who have indicated an interest in a career in finance and have demonstrated notable potential meriting their placement. Through mentorship, the 100WF Pre-Career Initiative programmes supports mentees in the development and progression of their career paths leading them to success.


Become a Mentee

Want to become a mentee of GirlForce 100 or 100WF Collegiate League? Simply visit 100women.org/precareer, choose your programme, fill out the application form and submit. Successful applicants will have access to exclusive 100WF Pre-Career benefits that include:

• A free college-level membership to 100 Women in Finance

• Online and in-person career education events, designed to prepare college students with the knowledge, tools and tips for pre-employment networking and job-placement success

• Access to a vast online learning library of content, including previous 100WF events


Become a Mentor

Do you have a career or knowledge in business and/or finance? If you do, you would be the perfect match for a 100WF Pre-Career Mentee. We are always looking for bright women to help us achieve our vision. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor simply visit 100women.org/precareer.



100 Women in Finance operate under the guiding principle that we call Vision 30/40. It is the goal for women to occupy 30% of senior investment roles and executive committee positions by 2040. To achieve this vision 100 Women in Finance, through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women. We need your help in achieving this vision by joining the 100WF Pre-Career Initiative as a mentor and/or advocating for this mission of empowerment of women.

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