MentorSET is a successful mentoring scheme to help women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We provide independent mentors who understand the challenges faced and who can provide support and advice.
We have now created many hundreds of mentoring pairs spread across the UK and encompassing many different STEM careers. Feedback shows that our participants are benefiting enormously and that MentorSET is playing a useful part in helping women in STEM in the UK.
MentorSET aims to increase the number of women who can maintain their STEM careers, and realise their full potential.
MentorSET is a UK-based initiative organised by the Women's Engineering Society:
The Women's Engineering Society, Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2AY. Telephone: 01438 765506, registered charity no: 1008913
We are always pleased to welcome new corporate sponsors. Please contact us directly if you would like to discuss the benefits of sponsoring MentorSET.
It is with great sadness that we've taken the difficult decision to suspend the Mentorset programme pending securing sufficient funding to allow us to continue. As many of you know, we were funded by the Government, firstly by DTI, then by the UKRC up until early last year. Despite exhaustive efforts, we have been only partly successful in finding alternative backing to keep the programme going. We have received small additional funds from AWISE, BAE Systems and, throughout, the Women's Engineering Society(WES) has also subsidised the running of the project, indirectly and more recently directly. All that funding has now been exhausted. We are continuing to look at all options, including sponsorship, grants etc. and the possibility of introducing an annual fee.
We will endeavour to provide support for matched mentees and mentors via an office volunteer who will be able to answer general queries and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will not, unfortunately, be able to do any further pairings between mentors and mentees at this time. A mentoring training video will be available shortly on the MentorSET website, and the Linkedin discussion group will also remain available.
We will, of course, let you know as soon as this situation changes.