The Women’s Network at Shell holds mentoring circles in locations around the world including Australia, Brazil, Norway, Egypt, US, Brunei, Malaysia, Qatar, UK, Singapore and Germany. These are an opportunity for men and women to tap into the knowledge of a senior mentor within the company, expand their networks and gain a broader knowledge of Shell.
In small groups, participants work together with a mentor, aiming to improve their effectiveness and develop their careers even further.
In Australia, the circles have covered the following topics: Shaping your career and identity in Shell, Having a successful career while being a parent, Identifying and seizing development opportunities and Taking on the challenges of a technical career.
The Perth Women’s Network (PWN) recently ran a batch of five sessions, which proved so successful that the people who took part are still meeting regularly.
Here, two PWN members involved in coordinating the mentoring circles - and some participants - share their experiences.