WISE Within is...
  • A complete, integrated guided mentoring experience.
  • Access to a professional support system.
  • Relationship building with a mentoring partner and peers across all chapters.
  • An opportunity to focus on professional development and resource building.

WISE Within is not...

  • A job search or job placement tool.
  • Casual networking.
  • For collecting connections or referrals.
Program Information

Participant Eligibility Criteria
  • All participants must be WISE members in good standing at time of application and through the duration of the program.
  • Applicants must meet the following experience level criterion:
    Mentees: Women with a minimum of eight years professional experience.
    Mentors: Men and women with a minimum of 15 years professional experience.
Time Commitment and Program Structure
  • Six-month duration, from April to October.
  • Three facilitated group sessions (required attendance).
  • Monthly one-to-one meetings, either in person or by phone.
  • Exclusive online content and program materials.
Participant Requirements and Expectations
  • Participants accept and agree to the terms set forth by the program agreement.
  • Participants enter into a one-to-one mentoring relationship.
  • Each mentoring pair establishes at least one specific career development goal at the outset and then works toward achieving that goal over the course of the program.
  • Participants attend a series of facilitated, onsite group sessions that are integral elements of the program. These sessions allow for dialogue among the group, giving participants the opportunity to develop additional professional connections, address career issues, discuss challenges and solutions, and share perspectives.
Program Guidelines
  • Mentoring is a mentee-driven, mentor-guided process.
  • Mentoring is a two-way, active learning exchange.
  • Confidentiality is essential to the success of the partnership.
  • Goals, roles, expectations and time frames are clearly defined at the onset.
  • Mentoring creates an environment of mutual support and sharing among professionals.
  • Mentoring is a reciprocal relationship.
  • Success depends on your level of commitment to the program and to your mentoring partner.