Research shows that nearly every successful woman will say that she benefited from mentorship while navigating the labyrinth of her career. Thanks to Betty-Ann Heggie's generous financial support and donated time, the Edwards School of Business has a program to help University of Saskatchewan graduates find personal and professional fulfillment while helping companies keep women actively engaged in their organizations.
- If you are a professional with 15+ years of experience, who wishes to enrich the career, life and network of others, as well as yourself...become a Womentor!
- If you are a professional who wishes to enrich your own career, life and network...become a Protégé!
Womentorship Benefits include:
- Participating with a group of diverse, passionate & knowledgeable professionals from many areas, such as Art, Business, Education, Engineering & Law
- Personalized matching of Protégés & Womentors
- Flexible, one-to-one coaching/mentoring sessions between each Womentor and Protégé
- A variety of Professional Networking & Developmental Seminars/Events
- Minimal time commitment reaping maximum reward
Calendar of Events
Date Event Location Time
October 4, 2016
Introduction to Womentorship, Womentorship Kickoff Event Dreher Room,
8:30am – 11:30 am
November 9, 2016
Alumni Event Da Vinci Ballroom,
5:00pm – 8:00pm
November 10, 2016
Presence, Professional Development Session 1 Terrace Room,
8:30am – 11:30am
January 25, 2017
Womentorship ‘Extra’ Seminar – Myers Briggs Edwards School of Business,
K W Nasser Centre
8:30am – 12:00pm Thursday,
February 9, 2017
Belonging, Professional Development Session 2
8:30am – 11:30am Wednesday,
March 8, 2017
LUNAFEST, International Film Festival The Broadway Theatre 6:30pm – 9:30pm Thursday,
March 9, 2017
Womentorship ‘Extra’ Seminar – Masculine and Feminine Energy Edwards School of Business,
K W Nasser Centre
8:30am – 11:30am Thursday,
April 27, 2017
Resilience, Professional Development Session 3, Womentorship Appreciation Windup Event
8:30am – 11:30am
The Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program has many distinguished speakers that have come to speak about their experiences. Some of our speakers include:
- Rachelle Brockman (Principal, Eureka Experience)
- Amy Carroll (Communication Coach, Trainer & Speaker, Carroll Communication Coaching)
- Delee Fromm (Delee Fromm Consulting)
- Caitlin Frost (Coach and Facilitator)
- Kellie Garrett (CEO, Kellie Garrett Enterprises)
- Betty-Ann Heggie (Former PotashCorp Senior VP; Co-founder of Womentorship Program)
- Diane Jones-Konihowski (Olympic Gold Medalist; Company Ambassador, Premier Executive Suites)
- Heather Kuttai (Motivational Speaker)
- Veronique Larlham (Communications Specialist, AREVA)
- Penney Murphy (Penney Murphy and Associates)
- Lauryn Oats (Projects Director, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan)
- Vera Pezer (Chancellor Emerita, University of Saskatchewan)
- Rita Priestley (Management Consultant, Organizational Renewal, Strategic HR Management)
- Marcia Reynolds (Author, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs)
- Barb Stegemann (CEO of The 7 Virtues Beauty, Inc.)
- Alice Wheaton (Top Line Turnaround Expert)
- Sakena Yacoobi (Founder and Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning)
How to Join
The Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship program year begins in the fall and ends in the spring of each year. If you are interested in participating in the 2016/2017 program year, please review the information below:
Protege benefits/commitment include:
- Personalized match with an experienced professional as a Womentor
- Quarterly 1-hour one-on-one coaching/development sessions with your Womentor (at a minimum)
- Womentorship Kick-Off Event (October)
- Three Developmental Seminars (November, February, April)
The annual Protege Womentorship Membership Fee is $750 + GST.
Proteges must be University of Saskatchewan or Executive Education alumni. Given the importance of face-to-face interaction in the Mentorship Program, preference will be given to those living in Saskatoon and area. Not a U of S alumna? Please contact Program Coordinator Molly Doucette at 306-966-4798 for more information on how you can qualify to take the program!
Space in the program is limited. Only 25 Proteges will be accepted into the 2016-2017 Program. To ensure this opportunity is available to as many as possible, first preference will be given to those who haven't participated as a Protege in the Program before.
Past participants are invited and welcome to participate in the 2016-2017 professional development sessions at a cost of $200/session. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are interested in this opportunity.
Application deadline for Proteges and Mentors is Friday, August 26, 2016.
Womentor Benefits/Commitment include:
- A personalized match with a Protege
- Quarterly, 1 hour one-on-one coaching/development sessions with your Protege (at a minimum)
- Womentorship Kick-off Event (October)
- Three Developmental Seminars (November, February, April)
After all applications are received, each application will be reviewed individually as part of the matching process. Once a match is finalized, we will notify you. Our goal is to find a well-suited match for everyone accepted into the Program and, unfortunately, an appropriate match may not be available for everyone who applies. The matching process will be completed before the first event in October. A complete program schedule will be released in August 2016 (once all details have been finalized).
For the success of this program, it is important that you commit the time and make yourself readily available to attend the majority of our workshops, and that Proteges initiate contact with their Womentor. Given the importance of face-to-face interaction in the Mentorship Program, preference will be given to those living in Saskatoon and area.
Application Deadline for Proteges and Mentors is Friday, August 26, 2016.
Hear what our proteges and mentors have to say first-hand:
Silvia Martini - Interlink Research
"The transition through insight is a profound transformation to behold in a protégé. This journey between discerned need/goal setting and toward actualization is one that must be driven by a wiliness to be vulnerable; to observe and reflect as one moves toward meaningful and sustainable changes. Supported within a trusting mentorship relationship, the opportunity for exploration deepens and successful outcomes are more likely.
The journey of discovery and growth I have shared with my protégés in the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program have been immensely reward, and a privilege to support. The excellent matching of strengths and personality type to needs, the information workshops and staff support by the Edwards School of Business provide opportunities for the mentors and protégés to learn together, and toward deeper discussions and reflections.
It is truly a great pleasure to be part of this valuable program, and to support other women in their journey."Silvia Martini
Nancy E. Hopkins - McDougall Gauley LLP
"As a mentor, I have found the Womentorship program rewarding on many fronts. I have been paired with a wonderful protégé - a smart, caring, capable young woman facing the same issues and challenges that I faced early in my career. I have met other amazing women - mentors and protégés alike - through the Womentorship events. And I have learned a great deal from those events, from my protégé, and from the other women in this program. It has made me a better mentor in my other mentoring relationships. The Womentorship program is truly a worthwhile endeavour."
Nancy E. Hopkins, Q.C., (Hon) C.A.
McDougall Gauley LLP
Jan Gitlin - CTV
"Regarding my year as a mentor, I found it most enjoyable meeting other Mentors and young bright women in our city. I do appreciate that this is the first of hopefully many years of the Womentorship program and changes will be ongoing. It has been an honor to be a Mentor and I hope to continue trying to be of some help to my current mentee for many years to come.”
JoeAnne Hardy - WBM Office Systems
"The Womentorship Program has provided a unique opportunity for me to connect with some amazing professionals that have truly enriched my life. I learned many things about the value of mentorship and I’ve enjoyed getting to know my protégé over the last year. Based on this experience, I know I will be a life time mentor –through formal programs like this, but also informally.”
WBM Office Systems
Veronique Larlham - AREVA Resources Canada Inc.
"I joined the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program thinking that it would be interesting to mentor a young woman starting out in the business world, after this first year it is very humbling for me to recognize that I also learnt a lot from the experience…about myself, young people’s thought processes and business in general. Womentorship does as much for the mentor as it does for the mentee – it’s a perfect business win-win situation!"
AREVA Resources Canada Inc.
Andrea Hansen - Sutton Financial Group
"Through Womentorship, I was able to connect with a group of amazing and talented women who had a shared purpose to grow and learn. I was delighted to be matched with my mentor and it was a connection I may not have made otherwise and one that I will always be grateful for. The professional development sessions were great and I can't wait to be part of the program next year!"
Andrea Hansen, GBA, CFP, B.Comm.
Sutton Financial Group
Catherine Gryba - City of Saskatoon
"I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Betty Ann Heggie Womentorship Program through the Edwards School of Business. This program has been wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable. I have met so many incredible women and it's hard to tell who are the mentors and who are the protégées. My protégées and I get together every 6 weeks or so and I really enjoy the company of these young women. They are intelligent, hard working and very committed to improving themselves. It has been a great motivator for me. I have learned a great deal about them and myself, and I am thankful to be part of this program. Thank you for the opportunity and the experience."
Manager, Strategic Planning
City of Saskatoon
Meredith A. Moore - Moore Chamberlin & Associates
"As a mentor and participant in the Womentorship learning events, I have greatly enjoyed meeting the upcoming generation of women leaders. Their enthusiasm, verve, and intelligence is a delight. Seeing them ‘on the move' brings me more hope for our future."
Meredith A. Moore
Moore Chamberlin & Associates
Jos Herman - Financial Management Advisor
"I am encouraged to see such a wonderful group of women participate in the Womentorship Program. We carry on in our day to day lives and do not realize the many powerful women that are in Saskatoon and the impact they can make. There were learnings and laughter!"
Jos Herman, BComm, CA, CFP
Financial Management Advisor
For more information, please contact:
Program Coordinator, Executive Education
Edwards School of Business
K W Nasser Centre
256 – 3rd Avenue South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-4798
Fax: (306) 966-8812