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Posted On: 8 November 2014 05:05 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:14 pm

QPWN relaunches Circle of Pearl mentoring program

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QPWN, the informal networking group for Qatari and expatriate professional women since 2010, has relaunched its mentoring program for professional females in Qatar.

The Circle of Pearl programme is designed to pair female university students or young women who are just entering the workforce (“mentees”) with highly-qualified and experienced professional women (“mentors”).

The mentors have been carefully selected to represent different nationalities, professions, industries and backgrounds and they all possess prior experience as mentors and leaders. The purpose of these mentoring relationships is to help the mentees to develop their skills, gain further knowledge about their field of study or intended profession and expand their network.

In essence, the programme aims to boost each mentee’s confidence in herself and encourage her to pursue her professional aspirations. In return, the mentor also benefits from the relationship, learning more about her mentee’s background, culture, experiences and skills. The group of mentees and mentors form the mentoring ring, or the “Circle of Pearls”.

More specifically, CoP aims to:

  • Develop mentees by providing them with a mentor who will guide, empower and encourage them to grow and develop professionally and personally
  • Develop the leadership and mentoring skills of more experienced females (Mentors)
  • Encourage more women to pursue advanced education and careers outside of the home
  • Provide mentees with professional female role models and leaders who inspire them to continue their education and development and pursue their career ambitions
  • Deepen understanding of and respect for diversity by creating a cross-cultural dialogue between the mentor and mentee, and within the broader mentoring circle
  • Create a women’s professional network, linking women leaders from different organizations, educational institutions and companies with one another
  • Support Qatar’s efforts to enhance its local workforce with high-quality female talent
  • Allow seasoned professional women to share their experience and give back to the community

QPWN invites application for CoP 2014 for mentors and mentees in Qatar. Application forms can be found on: