FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO FRESH AIR WALKS WORK?
Fresh Air Mentor Walks events bring together mentees (that’s you) and mentors (your city’s wisest and most successful female leaders) for a ‘walk and talk’ small group mentoring session.
When you book, we ask you what you’d like to discuss with your mentor. There is no question too big, small, vague or specific. We simply do this to hand-match you with the mentor whose experience is best suited to support you.
You’ll find out who your mentor is when you arrive, and after a group introduction you will walk with your mentor and up to 2 other mentees for an hour discussing your questions and supporting one another.
HOW DO VIRTUAL WALKS WORK?
Our Virtual mentoring events offer the same small group mentoring experience, but from the comfort of your own home or office. Based on what you want to discuss, we’ll pre-match you with the mentor best suited to support you. You’ll log into Zoom at 7:10am AEST, then be grouped in a private breakout room with up to two other mentees and your mentor. There, you will have the opportunity to openly and constructively discuss your questions and help one another out.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION IN MIND?
That’s absolutely fine. Many women come along to our events to simply network, learn from our exceptional mentors and get clarity. If you don’t have a burning question, tell us a little about your professional background and whatever’s happening in your career right now so we can best match you with a mentor.
CAN I COME MORE THAN ONCE?
Yes, we encourage it! Each time you come, we’ll match you with a different mentor so you get the opportunity to receive fresh perspectives and network further. You don’t need a burning question to come along, nor do you need to have made progress on your goals since your last walk. You’re welcome to simply connect, have invigorating conversations, and receive expert guidance.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Mentor Walks is for any woman in any industry at any stage of her career. To preserve an intimate, trusted space for participants to comfortably share their challenges and experiences, Mentor Walks events are currently not open to men.
Our events welcome an inclusive definition of women, including trans women, those who are non-binary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them.
WHO ARE THE MENTORS?
Our mentors are the real deal. They are diverse CEOs, directors, executives, entrepreneurs and trail-blazing leaders in their fields. They intimately understand the pressures and problems faced by professional women and share the same mission: to help women succeed and get the career guidance they need.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME ON THE DAY?
Our events are held outdoors. Be prepared to embrace Mother Nature by bringing an umbrella, hat, water and wearing comfortable walking shoes. For Virtual Mentoring, please sit near a plant or the window so that your fellow mentees can see a bit of greenery while they're talking with you.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Wear whatever’s comfortable to walk in. That can be your work clothes with sneakers, activewear, or anything in between!
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING?
Walks take place rain or shine - unless it’s totally torrential, of course. In this case, we have a cafe back-up option available at all locations. You’ll receive communications directly from our team if this is the case.
IS IT A PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT?
One of our core values is creating a safe, anonymous and trusted environment for women to have the important career conversations. That means what is said on the walk, stays on the walk. If you would not like to be included in any photos or videos, please let our team know.
CAN I CHOOSE MY MENTOR?
Based on your question and/or professional background, our team will thoughtfully hand-match you with the mentor who can best support you and offer guidance. Although you cannot choose your mentor, you are of course welcome to connect with them on the morning before and after the walk.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN NO LONGER MAKE MY WALK?
If it is more than 7 days before your walk, you may move your ticket to a future walk at no cost. If you cancel within 7 days of your walk, you must forfeit your ticket, but are welcome to rebook and join us at another walk.
HOW DO I BECOME A MENTOR?
Mentor Walks mentors are very senior women from diverse professional and personal backgrounds who want to help women succeed. They are CEOs, directors, entrepreneurs and leaders in their fields, and generally have 20+ years experience managing people and leading teams. To be considered as a mentor in your city, please complete this form.
CAN I BUY A TICKET FOR SOMEONE ELSE?
If you would like to purchase a ticket for someone else, or bulk tickets for a group of colleagues, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I PARTNER WITH MENTOR WALKS?
Our Corporate Partnerships are an unmissable opportunity to provide mentoring to your company’s aspiring female staff at scale and connect your senior women to leading senior women who are committed to helping other women succeed. Contact our Partnerships team here for more information on how your organisation can partner with us.