Women 4 Women Mentoring Program

Get inspiration & support with the Women4Women (W4W) Mentoring Group. Sign up today to become a mentee or mentor 

PROGRAM
The Women for Women (W4W) Mentoring Program helps candidates articulate and implement a job search strategy in the U.S. either when they have recently relocated to the U.S. or after a pause in their career. This network of women attached to the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, is eager to help other women think through their career advancement and identify professional opportunities. Volunteer mentors are matched, as needed, with women seeking career guidance (mentees) for a duration of up to one year to help with the following: 

  • Networking opportunities in the US
  • Job searches in the US
  • Resume & interview preparation
  • Understanding French-American cross-cultural differences
  • Specific industry information, when available 

View our list of 2018 Mentors, click here

ELIGIBILITY
How to become a W4W Mentoring Candidate:

Candidates interested in participating in the mentoring program must complete and submit an application (see link below).  The application provides the committee with an understanding of the candidate’s background and career objectives.  Candidates accepted into the program will be paired with a W4W Committee member who will help with a U.S. job search strategy.  

In order to participate in the program, candidates must have the following:

  • Valid US working authorization
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience
  • Membership with the FACC-Chicago  [ click here to become a member ]
  • Francophone or bilingual

 APPLY

> BECOME A MENTEE. Apply to the W4W Mentoring Program today!
1- Review the criteria for applicants listed above
2- 
Click here to download and fill out the application form.
3- Email the application form along with your resume to 
mentoringW4W@facc-chicago.com.


> BECOME A MENTOR
If you would like to join the Women Mentoring Women Program as a Mentor, please:
1- Click 
here to download and fill out the application form.
2- Email the mentor application form along with your resume to 
mentoringW4W@facc-chicago.com.

 We are not a recruitment agency, nor a relocation agency. We are not selling a service; this is entirely non-for-profit and all of our mentors are volunteers.

Contact us for more information: mentoringW4W@facc-chicago.com


W4W NETWORKING SESSIONS
Mentors & mentees have quarterly networking & learning sessions. These sessions are by Invitation only, and dedicated to  past/current mentors and mentees of the W4W mentoring group.

TESTIMONIALS
Mentoring Success stories:

‘’I was lucky enough to be selected by the W2W partnership program. I really appreciate the support Axelle Brand provided me at a difficult time for me. I followed my husband in Chicago and was looking for a job for 2 months. She overcame the same challenges and succeeded. She gave me hope. After each of our meeting I felt filled with energy all over again and confident that I will find the right opportunity. 
The biggest challenge for me was to get my Resume read by the right people, people who are able to understand my path and ready to meet me. The keys are good preparation and resilience.

After 6 months of intensive job search, I am now Program Manager at Motorola Mobility (part of Google Group). My position at Motorola perfectly fit into my career plan. I feel now that our experience in Chicago as a family is complete. With the balance restored, we can now make our move to Chicago a long term living.

More than a Mentor, Axelle is now a friend and I am eager to share with new Mentee my experience, my connections and what I learned in the process.” Murielle C. (MENTEE)

  "I was part of the W4W mentoring program since February, that provided me a very helpful insight of the US job research market, and for my job search strategy. During those months I learned with my mentor how to perform relevant networking, improve my resume and practice my "Elevator Pitch". The program also gave me the opportunities to introduce myself to inspiring Women in Chicago.

I want to thank you all for this great support and program. " Nathalie B. C. (MENTEE)

" I totally enjoyed this first opportunity to contribute to the W4W Committee. I find that a rewarding aspect of this process is when such a synergy develops between mentee and mentor and we can then watch the mentee make great strides toward their goals!’ Bo Golovan (MENTOR)


EVENTS: Attend a Panel Discussion organized by our W4W Event committee
Each year, the committee organizes a panel discussion designed to cover topics of interest to today’s professional women.  
Visit our Events page for more information, Click HERE.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS & MENTORSClick here

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FACC-Chicago Board Members

    • Alliant Mesirow
    • Axxum Consulting
    • Bolloré Logistics
    • DLA Piper
    • DSML Executive Search, Inc.
    • Deloitte Tax, LLP
    • First American Bank
    • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
    • Gerflor
    • International Management Solutions
    • Mayer Brown LLP
    • Mazars USA LLP
    • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    • Newport Board Group
    • Numalliance / Numamerica, Inc.
    • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson
    • ShubertCollin & Associés
    • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    • Square D/Schneider Electric
    • Thorelli & Associates

Contact us

French-American Chamber of Commerce
Chicago Chapter
205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601 - USA
Phone: (312) 578-0444
Email: information@facc-chicago.com

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