Why Mentoring?- The OxFEST Mentoring Scheme
OxFEST’s vision to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines materialised in the launching of the Mentoring initiative. Through mentoring, we hope to encourage OxFEST members to find a role model, follow their career goals with helpful information at events and meetings, on our website and our newsletters.
We want to offer a platform for a support network of inspiring mentors, mentees and peers that will simultaneously help our members with career decisions while offering professional development opportunities to enhance their current academic performance.
Studies show that women in STEM with mentors report higher career commitment and promotion rates, have increased self-esteem and lower work-family stress. Through the Mentoring scheme, OxFEST is dedicated to positively impacting the lives and careers of our members working in engineering and scientific disciplines.