The Women Mentor Forum is a Kuwait-based non-profit organisation that seeks to support and nurture the growth of women in the private sector, both entrepreneurs and professionals. The organisation pursues its aim by creating mentorship and networking opportunities for women in the private sector, while at the same time providing a platform for data collection and dissemination.
To create a platform for mentoring young career women and entrepreneurs on how to succeed in Kuwait’s private sector.
To support Kuwaiti women in the private sector and increase their leadership rates by 2035.
The WMF Program allows for the exchange of career knowledge and entrepreneurship knowledge between successful women and aspiring young women. The program is of two parts.
The first part of the Program is the WMF Forum, through which a series of forums are run under different themes. Through the Forums, successful women entrepreneurs and women executives are invited to participate as speakers to share their experiences and give their advice to aspiring young women and men. Forums on entrepreneurship themes are run every May and Forums on career themes are run every November.
The second part of the Program is the WMF Mentorship Program from which young aspiring women benefit from directly as they are personally mentored by women that have succeeded in their careers and as entrepreneurs and are ready to give advice and consult their young women mentees.
The Forums and the Mentorship Programs are run in partnership with women entrepreneurs and women executives, as they participate as speakers during the Forums and as Mentors in the Mentorship Programs.
Partnerships are created with women entrepreneurs that have created job opportunities through their small or medium businesses, have maintained the growth of the businesses and are contributing to the local economic diversity. This is in addition to the partnerships with professional women that have succeeded in reaching executive positions and in their roles have contributed to enhancing the local economy through enabling companies operating in Kuwait to depend on local expertise.