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3rd Global

Mentoring Conference

30 October 2020

3rd Global

Mentoring Conference

30 October 2020

Speakers

Manuel Beja

Mentoring to develop professional women

Session on 30 October 2020 13:45 cest - View on timetable

Session

The main goal of the PWN Lisbon (Professional Women Network) Mentoring programme is to foster the professional and personal development of its mentees – professional women.  Currently in its 9th annual edition, this volunteer run programme has had over 500 mentees over time all mentored by a pool of over 100 seasoned executives.

This case-study session will provide attendees with an overview of the programme and zoom into some of its practices, namely:

  • Selecting the ‘right’ mentees and mentors and the art of matching the pairs
  • Preparing mentees and mentors to take the most out of the relationship – by giving and investing
  • The innovative role of the ‘Mentoring Angels’, coaching, and/or HR professionals who support pairs throughout their journey
  • Thematic group mentoring as a complement to the mentor-mentee development space
  • Main challenges for the foreseeable future.

Bio

Manuel Beja has worked for over twenty years in the Information Technology, a thriving, ever changing industry, both in startup and mature environments. His executive roles included P&L responsibility, innovation, high-tech B2B marketing and, more recently, people development & HR.  Manuel started volunteering for PWN Lisbon (Professional Women Network) Mentoring programme in 2013, as mentor and member of the advisory board, and he has led its technical team since 2018.

Manuel’s interest in adult development and leadership drove him to complete the Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting for Change at INSEAD (2020) and the Executive Master in Strategic Human Resources Management at Bocconi University (2014). He had previously graduated in Applied Mathematics and did the MBA at INSEAD (2001). Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, the city he still calls home, Manuel has previously lived in the Netherlands, France, Singapore, and Brazil.