Chamber BWRT Mentoring Program

Mentoring Logo PNGThe Chamber BWRT Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for emerging women professionals to be paired with a local mentor professional with the goal of facilitating professional development.  The purpose of each mentor/mentee relationship is to have actionable steps that mentee can take to achieve their personal goals.  Mentor/mentee pairs set their own schedules and typically meet monthly for an hour.

Words From Our Mentors:

“We’re becoming fast friends.”
“We are a great fit and have been learning a lot from one another”
“I am so glad to participate in this awesome program!”

Words From Our Mentees:

“She’s great and we’ve really hit it off.”
“I could not be more pleased with how things are going”
“…I always come away inspired and grateful for the opportunity.”
“She’s fabulous…I don’t often meet people who understand me the right way, but she does.”
“She’s been so helpful…”

Any Chamber member can apply to be a mentor.  Mentee applications are open to anyone whether you are just starting out in the workforce or in a new job, you are changing careers, returning to the workforce, or looking to expand your professional development or your business. To apply, click on the appropriate application below.

Do you have what is takes to be a BWRT Mentor?

The relationship you develop with your mentee becomes a channel for the passage of information, advice, challenges, opportunities, and support. Mentors offer mentees:
  • Information
  • Contacts
  • Challenges
  • Support
  • Goal Setting
  • Advice
  • Role Models


Do you have what it takes to be an BWRT Mentee?

The relationship you build with your mentor becomes a channel for the passage of information, advice, challenges, opportunities, and support. You should ask yourself the following questions before applying:
  • What is my #1 professional development goal right now?
  • What am I doing currently to achieve that goal on my own?
  • What am I not doing well that is preventing me from achieving that goal?


Mentoring Pair 2014Do you know a Chamber member who would make a great mentor? Do you know someone who might benefit from having a mentor? Contact Virginia Newotn with suggestions/nominations or for more information at


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The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business, and enhancing the quality of life in our Greater Charlottesville communities.