Who is a Mentor?

Wedu’s global community of committed and passionate mentors not only provides support and guidance to Rising Stars, but also contributes their skills and experiences in a personal way to a global movement advancing women’s empowerment.

A mentor is a professional and inspiring individual who is passionate about the development of a young woman leader. A mentor does not instruct nor teach, but rather guides the Rising Star in developing and achieving her own goals. A mentor provides his or her mentee with the guidance and confidence to evaluate her ideas, discuss her goals, and fulfill her aspirations.

The Role of the Mentor

The mentor-mentee relationship is a commitment made by a mentor to support the mentee’s personal, career, and professional development. This includes the Rising Stars’ leadership development, career development, and personal goals. As a mentor, you will act as a dedicated guide and confidante to the mentee. As a Mentor in the Wedu Leadership Development Program, you should expect to:

  • Commit a minimum of 3 to 6 hours every month, for a minimum of 8 months, to develop a meaningful relationship and achieve goals together with your Rising Star;
  • Meet virtually with your Rising Star at least twice per month via Skype or similar platform;
  • Review the leadership development curriculum and guidelines provided by Wedu and prepare to discuss the content with your Rising Star during your mentoring sessions;
  • Develop a relationship with your Rising Star and be willing to open up about personal experiences as well.

Why Become a Mentor?

Wedu is committed to fostering mentoring relationships that are mutually beneficial and complementary in nature.


Through mentorship, you have the ability to apply and improve your goal-setting, leadership, and communication skills. Additionally, Rising Stars can also be an incredible source of inspiration to you as you work together to pursue her goals of social change.


To foster your leadership development and that of your mentee, our Leadership Lessons are designed to focus on specific and complementary Learning Objectives. The four key Learning Objectives are aimed at developing the qualities that are important to each of your roles — Rising Stars as future leaders of social change, and mentors as better colleagues and global citizens.

Eligibility Requirements


Dedication and passion for supporting your mentee to achieve her full potential by working on short and long-term goals together


Minimum 2 years of work experience in any field; all genders and nationalities are welcome to apply


Available for 3-6 hours per month for a minimum of 8 months to connect virtually with a mentee who will most likely be based in the Asia region

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Do you want to mentor a young leader and help her improve her community? Become a Mentor with Wedu and join a growing global community of change-makers who are working to unlock the leadership potential of young women in Asia.