The GWPR Empower mentorship programme

Empower is an exclusive programme developed by Global Women in PR for a carefully selected group of mid-career women, featuring a combination of cross-border mentoring, education and profile building.

GWPR’s 24-hour global speed mentoring initiative in 2021, involving 300 women on International Women’s Day, served as the springboard for this programme. Many GWPR national groups already run mentoring programmes for PR women in their countries. Still, until the Empower programme was launched, there was no opportunity to be mentored cross-border.

Following its successful launch year in 2022, the 2023/24 Empower programme is currently progressing under the mentorship of 26 of the most successful global female leaders in PR and Communications.

The monthly mentoring sessions are virtual and involve women from 15 countries worldwide.

The teaching element of the EMPOWER programme involves regular masterclasses given by industry experts on topics such as leadership skills, business management, and career planning. GWPR also provide opportunities for the mentees to participate in panel discussions, a thought leadership project and international networking.

Regular virtual networking meet-ups for mentees and active social media engagement help to create a sense of community.

The programme aims to continue growing Empower to create a talent pool of sought-after and empowered global women leaders.