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Case study: Maximising the Mentoring Relationship: Top Tips from Marion

Meet Marion, a seasoned mentor with extensive experience in Women in Transport (WiT) mentoring programs. Her journey has provided invaluable insights into making the most of mentorship.

Here are Marion's top strategies for success:

  1. Annual Commitment: Marion's dedication shines through her annual commitment to mentorship, especially during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Professional Development: Marion values the two-way learning process, gaining fresh perspectives from mentees of different generations and backgrounds.
  3. Goal-Oriented Mentoring: Marion helps mentees set clear objectives, from resume building to confidence boosting, one step at a time.
  4. Continuous Engagement: She stays connected with her past mentees through mentee circles, emphasising clarity in the mentor's role.
  5. Tips for First-Time Mentors: Marion advises authenticity, trust-building, and resource-sharing. Start with a "get to know you" session.
  6. Building Trust: Marion highlights trust-building, active listening, and using the Art of Mentoring platform and external resources to empower mentees.
  7. Closure: Marion encourages mentors to ask mentees if they wish to stay in touch post-program.

Marion's experience offers a roadmap for effective mentorship, focusing on goals, trust, and sustained engagement. Her insights benefit those navigating their careers in the transport industry.

Marion, an accomplished editor and strategic policy expert, has participated in eight Women in Transport (WiT) programs, offering valuable mentorship insights.