Mentoring Project: Our Community

PRWeek's Mentoring Project is one of an increasing number of groups springing up to aid the progression of women in marcomms. Here are more:

Bloom - A networking and mentoring group for women in comms that also fundraises for Eaves, a charity that protects trafficked women.
IPA Women of Tomorrow - Run in partnership with PRWeek’s sister title, Campaign, this is an awards scheme for future female leaders of the advertising industry.
Women in Public Affairs - A lively network of, you guessed it, women working in public affairs.
Women in PR - Founded in 1963, this is a networking group for senior PR women, affiliated with the PRCA.
Starcom Back to the Business Ship - Media agency Starcom MediaVest is running a programme to help women to return to media planning work after maternity leave.

Non-marcomms specific groups -


30% Club - A group of business women and supporting chairmen lobbying to get 30% of boards made up by women by 2015.
Guardian Women in Leadership - Packed full of useful and challenging articles, this is a great resource for ambitious women from any sector.
An Inspirational Journey - A membership organisation that arranges mentoring, events and other support for aspiring female board directors from all sectors.
Beyond the school run - A resource for working parents

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