AWFP has the following Programmes currently available:
- Mentorship Programme
- Remarkable Women in Leadership
- Millennials Young Leaders Membership
- Membership Programme
- Corporate Sponsorship Programme
The misrepresentation and misunderstanding notion that Millennials have no loyalty to employers, are feedback-hungry and are a high expectations generation, denies the opportunity for organisations to fully utilise the ambition, expertise and skills for this young generation.
To fully benefit, organisations must harness the talent and loyalty of this generation. Fight for good teams makes it critical in the next 10 to 15 years’ time as many of these Millennials ascend to leadership positions.Various organisations have estimated that Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Organisations must priority leadership development of Millennials.
AWFP appreciates that Millennials represent an increasing share of the workforce and a number already occupy senior positions meaning that they are no longer leaders of tomorrow, but already leaders of today. They occupy board rooms, and their voices, contribution, expertise and skills become incredibly crucial to organisations to ensure that there is no loss of skills and experience that could leave a significant skills gaps as existing generation retire.
AWFP Millennial Programme aims to work with both Millennials and organisations to:
Encourage organisations to invest in coaching and mentoring of Millennial leaders.
Create mentoring programs that partner Millennial leaders with senior leaders
Support & Train young women coming into the workforce
If your organisation would like to partner with AWFP or to sign up Millennials to this programme, please get in touch with us.
Objectives of AWFP Mentorship Programme
When thinking about issues of representation, especially in Banking, FinTech and Payments, one can’t help but notice how the industry continuously overlooks women for executive opportunities. More action is needed to create a pipeline of women for the future of this industry.
AWFP appreciates the many contributions made by women, and also hopes to do more to encourage more women to pursue careers in predominantly male-dominated fields like Banking, FinTech and Payments.
Finding a mentor can be an invaluable career asset for women – especially in industries not renowned for their gender diversity, like Banking, FinTech and Payments. As well as boosting confidence, mentors can help open up networks, set and achieve goals, and generally give a sense that someone is looking out for you. Diverse Female Role Models are one of the most powerful things, particularly for people coming into a career, seeing that people like them can succeed can act as real inspiration.
One of AWFP’s mission is to inspire and empower women in the cards & payments industry to maximise their potential and position themselves for greater personal success. AWFP helps create more visibility for women working in fintech by creating a platform that allows women to mentor all young women crossing their paths. By doing so, young women know that they can find support needed should they want to work in the industry.
Benefits of a Mentee
Each mentee gets the opportunity to set mentorship goals that are important to her, while getting assistance with whatever is most important to her to meet her needs.
- Networking and connections in the cards & payments industry
- Exchange of knowledge, idea sharing, support
- Ability to meet other AWFP women and share in mentorship-related special presentations at specific industry conferences each year
- The formal mentorship program is six months, but mentors and their corresponding mentees can continue their relationship indefinitely.
How to Become a Mentor
Are you ready to offer your expertise and nurture young talent or help a fellow woman develop skill sets that will help them fully develop their career? Are you committed to making time each month to connect with your mentee? Can you commit to mentorship for a minimum of six months? As a mentor, you will share your experience and advice to assist the mentee toward achieving the goals set forth. If yes, please get in touch.
How to register as a Mentee
Are you ready to receive guidance in regards to your career, leadership or any other skill set you currently lack? Are you committed to making time monthly to connect with your mentor for minimum six months? As a mentee, you will provide your mentor with your professional goals for the mentorship program and how you envision this mentor assisting you. If yes, please get in touch with us.
Remarkable Women in Leadership
The Remarkable Women in Leadership is a tailored results-driven program that tackles issues facing high-achieving female leaders who are ready to rise to the next level of management and leadership. Through this program, AWFP partners with renowned Education Institutions, Individuals and certified training consultants to provide the opportunity to women executives to use their strengths to become better leaders. The programme offers different types of workshops or training that can range from interactive workshop-based learning with fieldwork, peer coaching or group coaching.
The Remarkable Women in Leadership Programme helps good leaders become remarkable leaders. The Remarkable Women in Leadership Programme comprises of tailored made workshops that can range from one day or a few days, or courses that last over weeks or months, depending on the specific training taken. Such can also be complemented by pre-work and fieldwork that enables participants to apply and refine their newly acquired skills.
The programme addresses the issues encountered by women in the corporate world, particularly the challenges women face when climbing the corporate ladder. The programme’s aim is for women to discover more about themselves by interacting with other high-performing women in a challenging but pleasant environment.
Apart from Training on Leadership development, AWFP also partners with institutions and individuals to provide other training including, but not limited to:
- Negotiation Skills
- Business Development
- Handling Conflicts
- Connected Leadership
- Emotional Intelligence
- Business Analysis
- Emotional Agility & Leadership
Benefits of participation
By participating in this programme you will:
- Gain clarity on your identity as a leader
- Develop behaviours that align with your career direction while reflecting your values
- Exert greater influence over the choices you make
- Build and leverage strategic networks
- Implement your personal leadership strategy
- Identify their core strengths and learn how to use them as leaders
- Deepen their self-awareness to get the best out of every situation
- Become more attuned to their energy levels and learn to recover
- Analyse their professional relationships to support their personal vision
- Tap into their fears to explore and overcome their personal limits
- Explore and understand your own leadership style and how it aligns with your leadership strategy
- Learn how to communicate effectively
- Develop new perspectives on the meaning, value and importance of social networks both within personal and organisational context
- Enhance your ability to support others in their aim to achieve individual and organisational goals among other things
AWFP offers this programme in partnership with various organisations. For this reason, we require a minimum number of participants for this workshop.
If you are an Organisation looking to partner with AWFP or a woman wanting to register for this programme, please contact us for more information.