Cityparents Mentoring Programme
Welcome to the Cityparents Mentoring Programme!
Our programme is available without charge to all Cityparents Full Access members (either corporate/individual) and consists of four key elements:
- Online resources and newsletter
- Events and Webinars providing information and support for mentees and mentors, and anyone interested in mentoring
- Podcasts sharing personal stories and experiences of mentoring
- Annual Matching Scheme (separate application process)
We explain more about each of these below.
If you would like to join our Mentoring email distribution list and receive our Mentoring newsletter as well as notifications about relevant podcasts, blogs and the Annual Matching Scheme, please opt to receive our Mentoring updates mailing list emails - you can manage your mailing list choices in your account profile here.
Online resources and newsletter
We are adding a range of relevant online content to our website to support anyone involved in the mentoring process, or who is interested in their own career development/supporting that of others. Please browse our Resources page for more. To stay in touch with mentoring related news and content and receive our dedicated quarterly newsletter, please opt to receive our Mentoring updates mailing list emails in your account profile here.
Online events and Webinars
- Reflect on their current situation and future plans and share these in confidence with others in the room
- Hear career advice from Sarah Tennant
- Exchange experiences, issues and ideas collaboratively with peers from across the City
- Enhance their continuing professional development and career progression.
Annual Matching Scheme
We operate a cross-company Annual Matching Scheme, providing valuable 1-1 support to members of our network. The scheme opens annually for applications. You do not need to be a parent, or based in London, to apply - the Scheme is open to all Cityparents members, and welcomes those seeking a virtual/Skype mentoring partner.
There is detailed information about the Annual Matching Scheme here.
The Cityparents Mentoring Team
Louisa Symington-Mills oversees all aspects of Cityparents Ltd's activities, including the mentoring programme. Louisa established Cityparents (then known as Citymothers) in November 2012. For 10 years Louisa pursued a busy career in banking and finance as a top-3 Extel-ranked sell-side analyst covering listed alternative investment funds at Royal Bank of Scotland and then Jefferies, following the sale of RBS Hoare Govett. She subsequently became Chief Operating Officer at LPEQ (www.LPEQ.com), an international association of listed private equity companies. Prior roles were held at M&G Investment Management and a multi-family office. Louisa is married with two children aged 6 and 8, and lives with her family in the UAE.
Sarah Tennant is our Mentoring Programme Adviser. She is an Accredited Executive Coach and Facilitator and established SLT Executive Coaching in 2017 and works across industries with individuals and teams. She specialises in coaching people through career transition points such as parental leave, returning following a career break, outplacement and career change. She thrives on helping people and organisations manage change and build resilience, and is a strong advocate for working cultures that support people to develop their careers at all stages of their lives.