I would encourage anyone thinking about applying to be specific about what you want a mentor to help you with and be proactive in getting in contact and asking for advice. ”
Our committee member Becky Barrow became one of Women in Journalism’s inaugural mentors in 2017. Becky says:
“I have found it enormously satisfying helping younger journalists in the WIJ mentoring scheme. While my children think I’m an idiot whose advice must be ignored, it is lovely to have a mentee who listens, learns and then flourishes!
It also felt like being involved was the least I could do when I had, in my 20s, received help from so many people who were really far too busy to spare me the time of day – but they still did.”
Becky Barrow, News Editor, Sunday Times