Women in Hospitality celebrates second intake of 2020 mentor program

The New South Wales and Queensland based not-for-profit organisation, Women in Hospitality (WOHO) is launching the second round of its mentor program, and is inviting industry professionals to its virtual launch event to mark the occasion.

Following the program launch in February 2020, hospitality professionals across Australia will have the opportunity to hear from the current mentors and mentees as they highlight their experiences so far. The six-month program will see a mentee paired up with relevant mentor, inspiring them to think big and gain hands-on experience from the industry’s best.

Welcomed by WOHO Directors Lisa Hobbs and Claire Van Vuuren, the event brings together likeminded individuals at every level – Back of House, Front of House, or those in administration roles. Applications for both mentors and mentees are open, and all are encouraged to apply.

The WOHO Mentor Program is sponsored by JRM Hospitality Recruitment, working together to inspire, support, and foster the career development of women in the hospitality industry.

“Mentoring merges the personal with the professional – you get to celebrate a person in their entirety. It encapsulates training, motivation, advice, success, direction, coaching, support & goals all in one. It is highly rewarding – you see people develop and grow,” Lisa says.

WOHO was founded by Julia Campbell in 2016 as a way to champion women in the industry and give them a portal to explore ideas, share information, and provide access to education and mentoring initiatives. Some of the participating mentors include celebrated Chef John McFadden, Lotus Dining Group CEO Mindy Woods, and WOHO Director and Margan Wines Owner Lisa Margan.

For attendees in the Sydney and Brisbane metro areas, tickets are $25 and include a celebration pack that will be delivered in advance of the event for guests to enjoy together online. The event takes place from 6:30pm on 13 August.

Participants can join the program as either a Mentee or Mentor and can send an email to mentorship@womeninhospitality.org to get involved.

For more information, visit womeninhospitality.org/mentorship/