EIC Women Leadership Programme: call for mentors

Soggetto gestore
European Commission


EIC is looking for motivated and experienced entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and senior managers to join the programme as mentors.

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is launching a full-fledged impactful Women Leadership Programme (WLP) for women entrepreneurs and researchers supported by the EIC (Accelerator & Pathfinder), as well as Women TechEU beneficiaries.

What’s in it for mentors? 

  • Contribute to bringing a positive change to the mentee’s life;
  • Be exposed to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches;
  • Expand professional network;
  • Play an active role in the EIC Community, Europe’s largest community of entrepreneurs and researchers;
  • Be at the forefront of increasing the role of women in innovation and tech
  • Develop personal leadership and coaching styles.

What can mentees expect?

  • Improve self-confidence and break inner blocks for a sustained success; 
  • Determine and define a passionate vision, set goals and work towards achieving them;
  • Increase their professional networks.

Who can apply as a mentor? 

Change-maker who wants to have a long-term impact on women’s participation in business within the innovation and tech.

Entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and senior managers (M/F) that have: 

  • Extensive managerial experience; 
  • An extensive and diverse professional network; 
  • Experience in dealing with multiple issues in a fast-paced growth environment. 

And that have the following skillset: 

  • 360º approach to leadership and personal development; 
  • Willingness to become a long-term ‘trusted’ advisor; 
  • Empathy, integrity, credibility, diligence, independence and patience; 
  • A ‘champion’ for gender equality/diversity; 
  • Sensitive to work-life balance topics.

Beneficiari e Finalitá

Dimensione Beneficiari
Non Applicabile
Industria, Turismo, Commercio, Costruzioni, Audiovisivo, Servizi, ICT, Trasporti, Energia, Sanità, Cultura, Farmaceutico, Alimentare
Innovazione, Sviluppo, Start-up
Ubicazione Investimento
  • Europe

Incentivi e Spese

Mentoring is provided pro-bono.

Tempistica investimento

Applications are on a rolling basis.

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