Become an enpact Mentor!

Are you ready to share your know-how & expertise? 

Sign up today to become a mentor with the Tourism Recovery Programme, the third standalone programme of our Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative. Experience in the tourism industry is a plus but not required.

In 2020, 300+ mentors from around the world joined the Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative community to support businesses in Egypt, Mexico, Kenya, Ghana, Jordan and Indonesia in overcoming the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of 3 months, the mentors participated in monthly sessions and regular check-ins with the entrepreneurs, with some forming lifelong connections and others kickstarting strategic business partnerships. 

This year, 315 businesses in the travel and tourism sector are taking the first step on the path of recovery from the pandemic and its economic fallout in the Tourism Recovery Programme. Your dedicated support will guide them through the unique challenges their business is facing.

Why become a mentor?

  • Pay it forward

    Make the most out of your invaluable years of experience to  support the recovery of the global tourism industry.

  • Professional Growth

    Develop your teaching & consulting skills to advance your career and open new paths for your growth.

  • Intercultural expertise

    Gain hands-on intercultural competence & new market knowledge across multiple regions.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Take part in exclusive networking events and meetups with fellow mentors to exchange learnings & opportunities.

  • Global Community

    Join a community of 600+ mentors and experts supporting 2500+ entrepreneurs across Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America.

  • Get inspired! 

    Work closely with changemakers and entrepreneurs as they support their communities while reshaping the future of tourism towards a more sustainable, inclusive industry.

How does it work?

You will be matched with 1-2 businesses from the Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative community, based on the following parameters: 

  • Set of professional skills & areas of expertise
  • Business experience
  • Language skills
  • Regional and cultural experience 

From November 2021 to January 2022, you will have a monthly dedicated session with your mentee along with 3 check-ins throughout the month using your preferred format of communication (i.e. texts, calls, video conferencing). If your time and capacity allows, there is a possibility to also increase your commitment with the programme following January 2022 for another mentoring cycle. 

Checklist: How do I know if I qualify to become a mentor? 

☑ I am able to dedicate 4 hours in total per month to my mentee from November 2021 to January 2022

☑ I have 5-7 years of general working experience OR experience as a business coach/consultant

☑ I consider myself a good listener

☑ I have certain  experience with pivoting and adapting in my career and/or my business

☑ I have extensive experience in a technical field (Digital marketing, financial management, business development) OR exceptional soft skills (i.e. communications, leadership) that I can share with others 

Please note that: 

  • Prior experience in mentoring is NOT required
  • Prior experience in the tourism sector is NOT required 

 

What type of skills are we looking for? 

Our entrepreneurs have expressed challenges and needs in the following areas: 

  • Market Access & Internationalization
  • Organizational Development & Human Resources
  • Business Development & Sales 
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Finance, Accounting & Taxation
  • Sustainability, IMM & ESG
  • Digital Transformation & Innovation 
  • Social & Impact Entrepreneurship

However, this is not an exhaustive list! You can still apply if your skill is not listed above. As long as you have a dedicated passion for your work and for seeing other professionals unlock their full potential to grow, you belong in our community!

Interested? We’d love to have your support on board! Please sign up through the link below by Sunday, the 19th of September, at 11:59 PM (CEST) and we’ll get back to you with next steps.

If you have already mentored with the Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative, please make sure to still indicate your interest through signing up and updating your mentor profile.

If you are having trouble following up on the progress of your application, please reach out to mentors@enpact.org. Please note this is the only official channel of communication for mentors to receive timely application support.

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