FreshIdeas run an ongoing mentoring programme where businesswomen are matched with experienced business mentors who can offer advice, guidance and encouragement - meet some of our current mentors and mentees.
MENTORS AND MENTEES - DEC 09 - APRIL 2010
Mentoring brings Chocolate and Couture together !
MENTOR: CHANTAL COADY
Founder Rococo - the exquisite chocolate brand
Chantal told us she wanted to become a mentor because with over 25 years running her own business, she understands the value that a mentor can add, and is really keen to be able to be one of the M.A.D. (Make a Difference) Women!
MENTEE IS: KATE STARKEY
Founder of Kate Starkey Couture - Ladies Tailoring company
Kate decided to apply for a mentor because she felt she needed to expand her perspective and benefit from the wisdom and experience of a successful business owner - and is delighted to be learning from Chantal’s mentoring.
Read more about Chantal and Kate
And read a short interview with them in Director magazine
MENTOR: ANDREA COCKERTON
Founder - Mudhut & Brick Handbag
Andrea told us she wanted to become a mentor because of the tremendous value she has found in the mentoring process – both in terms of mentoring entrepreneurs in the past and in terms of benefiting from talking to experienced mentors while developing her own businesses.
ANDREA'S MENTEE IS : NEEMA SHAH
Business idea - Online store for Asian-inspired clothes and accessories
Neema decided to apply for a mentor because she wanted to develop her business idea with the support and fresh perspective of someone who really understood the challenges of starting a business.
has been enjoying her mentoring experience with Andrea immensely.
Read more about Andrea and Neema
MENTOR: POLLY GOWERS
Founder Everyclick.com - search engine that enables consumers to give to charity
Polly told us she wanted to become a mentor because she has been the recipient of some great advice and enjoys sharing it. Launching a business can be a lonely spot sometimes and being able to reach and help someone that has taken those first steps is very rewarding.
POLLY'S MENTEE IS JULIANA FARHANA
MD Dilettantemusic.com - a hub for classical music
Juliana decided to apply for a mentor because she’s found that when you’re running a small business, it’s easy to get swamped by day-to-day management, and tough to find people to bounce ideas off of who’ve actually been there. She’s been enjoying her mentoring experience with Polly Gowers.
Read more about Polly and Juliana
SOCIAL MEDIA MENTOR: JENNY LAU
Community Manager FreshNetworks - social media agency
Jenny told us she wanted to become a mentor because it was a project too tempting to resist!
JENNY'S MENTEE IS MARY BALFOUR
MD Drawing Down the Moon - Introduction agency
Mary decided to apply for a social media mentor because her potential clients, well educated, professional singles, are keen users of social media and she feels it’s a great way to initiate a dialogue with them on a much more personal level.
Read more about Jenny and Mary
For more information on taking part in our mentor programme, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org