The Concept of Mentoring

A mentor is someone with more entrepreneurial business experience than you,
probably in the same industry as you, who serves as a trusted confidante over an
extended period of time.
iforU cooperates with seasoned professionals of different business sectors (Mentors)
that provide their services pro bono to women entrepreneurs (Mentees)
that need support and guidance.

The Role of the Mentor

A mentor is there to share their wisdom, their mistakes and their successes, so that you can learn the lesson faster. Apart from their insights, expertise and knowledge on business matters, mentors, as established business people, are more than likely to have an extensive network they can offer you access to. Think of all the senior decision-makers you might gain access to!

What the Mentor does
Listens and asks many questions
Because usually the mentee will come up with the solution when the appropriate questions are asked.
Guides but doesn't implement
The Mentor can advise you to talk to someone but will not make the phone call for you.
Focuses on action
Following every Mentoring session, the Mentor and the Mentee agree on an action/ time plan.

It’s important to note that the Mentor doesn’t train, evaluate or interfere in the daily routine of the Mentee. Naturally, there’s something in it for mentors too! A true mentoring relationship works in both directions – they learn about new ideas from you just as you learn all you do from them.

Who needs a mentor?

We all need a mentor!
You are now flying solo. No boss, noone to use as a sounding board, for a second opinion, even simply for emotional support. Someone who understands where you're at and has been there before you.

Are you eligible for the iforU mentoring program?

If you are female and have recently started your own business or have had your own business for a while but are ready to take it to the next level, then you are eligible for our Mentoring Program.


If you want to apply to be a Mentee, please fill in the Mentee form and email it to along with your photo.
Within a week you will receive our answer on whether we can cooperate. Our answer will depend on your field of business and on the availability of an appropriate Mentor.

If you are a seasoned entrepreneur that would like to be a Mentor pro bono, please fill in the Mentor form and email it to along with your photo. Within a week you will receive our answer in order to get to know you better.

The iforU Mentoring Program

The iforU team receives the applications of Mentors and Mentees and organizes pairing meetings so that each Mentee can meet and decide which Mentor suits her in order to start their cooperation.

The cooperation between Mentor and Mentee lasts for at least one year, monitored on a monthly basis by the iforU team. Usually the Mentor and Mentee communicate at least once a month in person or by phone or skype, etc.

Mentoring Results

Mentor-Mentee pairs
pairs completed their 1 year cooperation

If you have any questions about the iforU Mentoring program, contact us here.

Mentoring Events

iforU has hosted more than 10 Mentoring Events.