May 9 - Application Opens 

July 15 - Application Closes 



Mid-September (Dates TBC) - Online Interviews with shortlisted candidates 

Notification of Selected Participants 






Pairing Preference Deadline 



Pairing Announcement 



Inclusive Leadership Curriculum 

Application Process

The application process includes: 


1) Watch the info session video recording

2) Complete the online application by Saturday, July 15 (application form for mentor applicants | application form for protégé applicants)

3) If shortlisted, participate in a 10-minute online interview with the TWF team and the Mentoring Programme Advisory Council members


To gain further insights into the experiences from our participants of the Programme, watch these videos: 

1) Sharing by Mentoring Programme 22/23 participants - Chamika Kaduruwana and Tina Arcilla

2) Sharing by Mentoring Programme 22/23 participants - Kate Gower and Serina Suzuki


Please note that all prospective applicants MUST answer 5 out of 7 questions on the quiz correctly in order to be considered for the Programme. Applications that are submitted outside of the designated deadline will not be processed.  


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?  

We select women from a diverse range of gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, disability status, race and ethnicities, religions, industries and professional sectors and experiences, or other characteristics but whom all share common professional goals, a fierce commitment to the success of the Programme and developing a pipeline of women leaders.  


What are the selection criteria? 

In selecting participants, the TWF team and the Mentoring Programme Advisory Council members consider the following competencies and criteria:


  Essential  Desirable 

- Have a minimum of 15 years full-time work experience, with at least 5 years' experience in managerial position  

- Be an excellent listener 

- ­Be motivated by a strong desire to see the next generation of women leaders achieve their full potential 

- Be able to allocate time to their Protégé on a regular basis 

- Have a clear understanding of roles of both Mentors and Protégés 

- Have previous mentoring experience 

- Be able to identify specific skillsets or areas that they can offer to help a Protégé 

- Be committed to staying in Hong Kong 


- Have a minimum of 5 years to 14 years full time work experience 

- Be open and eager to share and learn from others 

- Be highly motivated to improve themselves and to achieve professional success and pay it forward 

- Be committed to driving their mentoring relationship and attending the inclusive leadership development curriculum events 

- Be able to articulate their desired outcomes 

- Be open to feedback and learning 

- Managerial experience 

- Ability to identify achievable goals and action plan within the 12­-month journey of the Programme 

- Ability to identify areas that one looks for in a mentor 

- Previous work experience in Hong Kong and committed to staying in Hong Kong 


What is the time commitment? 

Participants are expected to commit to a minimum of 4-5 hours per month, including attendance of at least 75% of the sessions. Candidates MUST be based in Hong Kong for at least the duration of the programme and should not apply if they anticipate having to be away for work or personal reasons for substantial periods of time during the year.


Your personal circumstance is also a crucial element we ask our applicants to take into consideration when deciding whether this is the right time for them to participate in the Mentoring Programme. As an organisation that cares deeply about its participants’ whole-person well-being, we encourage applicants to consider whether and how their participation on the programme would bring changes to their current circumstances including mental well-being, social support, personal interests/hobbies, financial status, or other prior commitments. If negative changes are foreseen, we suggest that applicants rethink and consider applying for the programme in the future when their capacity or personal circumstances permit. 


How are Mentors and Protégés paired? 

To facilitate the pairing process, the Programme kicks off with a series of Icebreaker sessions that provide multiple opportunities for participants to identify their Mentor or Protégé.


Can I join halfway through the Programme? 

No, candidates cannot join midway through the cycle due to the highly structured nature of the Programme. Interested individuals will have to wait to apply for the next cycle. 


Language of delivery?  

The programme is delivered in English. We do not expect all participants to be native English speakers and our content is designed with this in mind 


Cost involved

The Programme is free of charge for both mentors and protégés thanks to the generous support of our Corporate Partners. 


For any other queries, please contact us at mentoring@twfhk.org.

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