Application Criteria

Goals of the NAWBO Mentoring Program

To use successful women business owners both within NAWBO and outside the organization to help other NAWBO members achieve their personal and professional goals more effectively through mentoring.

Requirements for Mentors

  1. You must be a NAWBO member, established business owner, or corporate sponsor.
  2. You must have a proven track record of success
  3. You must be able to keep the program and your mentor/mentee relationship confidential.
  4. You must commit to taking no money for your services from your mentee during the 8 month program.
  5. You must be able to commit to the time requirements (2-3 hours/month plus the 4 hour training seminar).
  6. You must fill out the program application on line.
  7. New applicants must attend a brief interview/training session to ensure they are appropriately matched for the program.

Requirements for Mentees

  1. You must be an active member of NAWBO-OC.
  2. You must complete the application form completely.
  3. You must be able to keep the program and your mentor/mentee relationship confidential.
  4. You must be able to commit to the time requirements that are put forth by the program, including the Kick-Off Training, Mid-Year and Year-End meetings.
  5. You must pay a non-refundable fee prior to the start of the program.
  6. You must sign a letter committing you to the full 9 months and a waiver of liability letter to NAWBO-OC

Click here to apply as a Mentee.

When you apply to the program you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire which will help us to match you. Please be honest in your answers since this is the only way the program will work. The information that you give us here will be kept confidential and will be shared with no one but the Mentoring Committee.