Cityparents Mentoring

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Mentoring Progamme online events and Webinars include Mentoring Surgeries aimed at supporting those in the Annual Matching Scheme, as well as broader events covering a range of career and mentoring-related subjects, aimed at anyone interested in mentoring.
This year we are pleased to launch a new series of Mentoring Circle events and webinars, run by our Mentoring Programme Adviser Sarah Tennant. These events/webinars are aimed at members who are considering a significant career move and/or facing a crossroads in their career. Each event will focus on a particular theme. The sessions will combine expert advice with small group discussions and will give attendees the opportunity to:
  • 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.
The events will be led by Sarah Tennant, executive coach and Cityparents’ Mentoring Programme Adviser. Due to Covid-19, where possible for the forseeable future, Mentoring Circles will be run by Webinar. 
You can view the full list of upcoming Mentoring-related Events and Webinars here. During this time of Covid-19, please note all physical events have been rearranged as webinars. 
Mentoring Programme events are free to employees of Corporate Full Access Pass holders and individual Full Access Pass holders, or can be accessed individually on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Our podcast series Cityparents Talk includes stories related to mentoring and career development; in a recent podcast, Anna Richards from Cityparents talks to Pensions Partner, James Riley and Business Manager, Letty Gibbs about their experience of the firm's Black Heritage Mentoring Scheme, womens' networks and their perspectives on balancing careers with family life. Access the podcast here.
Our online mentoring-related resources contain helpful articles and case studies relevant for anyone interested in mentoring.

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 (, 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.



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