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professional women to achieve their potential
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Connecting, leading, and supporting
professional women to achieve their potential
 

A good (female) role model is hard to find.

For women following God’s calling to a professional career, finding mentors who share their faith and gender can be "mission impossible."

In a 2011 LinkedIn study, two thirds of professional women–between 45-66 say that they have not been mentored by women. More than half say they hadn’t had a mentor because they had "never encountered someone appropriate.”

4word wants to change that statistic and we are doing so through the 4word Mentor Program.    

Four times a year we match female mentees with female mentors and the pairs meet in person, online or over the phone for 6 sessions during a 10-week program.

Mentors give of their time and talent. Mentees invest $175. 

"A mentoring program is only as good as its mentors, and 4word has a unique network of successful professional women from a variety of industries who are excited about pouring into the next generation of professional Christian women. For a very small fee, you get life-on-life coaching from a more experienced professional who is willing to share her resources, her network, her successes, and her failures to help you succeed personally and professionally."  – Mentee, Kim, Chicago

Complete the Mentor or Mentee Applications below, along with online payment for mentees, and you'll be eligible to join the 4word Mentor Program. Mentees will be matched with a mentor whose experience best aligns with their needs.

Application deadline is September 5, 2014.

Mentees: Ready to grow?

If you’re ready to:

  • gain personalized insight from a seasoned, godly leader
  • clarify your own skills and development needs, and priorities
  • consider how God can use you to your fullest potential
  • gain personalized insight for your career, relationships, and faith

We invite you to begin the process.

mentee form

Be a 4word Mentor

Help prepare the next generation of women professionals as they launch careers, forge relationships, and find a community of believers for the road ahead. With a minimal commitment of six sessions, you can make a profound impact on a high-potential leader.

If you’ve accomplished important goals you set for your career, relationships, and are working to live out your faith each day, you’ve gained wisdom worth sharing.

Ready to serve? Start here to apply.

mentor form

4word is a Christian organization serving women passionate about their careers, relationships, and faith. Our mentoring program incorporates biblical principles relevant in any professional setting. We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, supported by donations that fund resource development and staffing.

Mentor pairs connect virtually, by phone or video conference, at times convenient to you. If you are matched with someone in your area and wish to connect face to face you are welcome to.

Unlock access to exclusive resources on the 4word Mentor Program website throughout the 10-week program. Mentors and mentees are given access to online tools available only to those selected to participate in the program.

:: Requirements :: This is a program only for women. You must currently have a bachelor's degree and be working 75% of time (30 hours a week) to be a 4word Mentee. 

summer 2014 program schedule 

 

:: Apply :: 
Complete the Mentee Form and online payment by June 6.

:: Pairings :: 
Mentors and mentees paried by June 20.

:: Pre-Session :: 
Meeting with mentor and mentee and sign contract by July 9.

:: 1st Session ::  
Conference call with Diane Rhodes, all mentors and mentees on July 11. Conference call and details will be emailed.

:: 2nd Session :: 
Discuss and agree upon goals for mentee.

:: 3rd Session :: 
Mentor and Mentee discuss progress with goals.

:: 4th Session :: 
Mentor and Mentee discuss progress with goals.

:: 5th Session :: 
Mentor and Mentee discuss progress with goals.

:: 6th Session :: 
Conference call with Diane Rhodes, all mentors and mentees on September 5. Conference call and details will be emailed.