Updated: Feb 14
YWLC's Pay-It-Forward Mentorship Programme concluded its 2022 edition on 1 October at Amazon Web Services' (AWS) premises!
The highlight of the event was a fireside chat featuring Ms. Goh Xin Ying, Managing Partner at Potter Capital and Founder of The Angle Co, moderated by Mr. Naveen Asrani, Head of Strategic Growth, Digital Native Businesses and ISVs, ASEAN, AWS. Both successful professionals shared lessons from their personal growth and leadership journeys. They advised PIF22 participants to “know yourself and know what’s out there”. Drawing from her experience as a entrepreneur, Ms Goh encouraged PIF participants to seek out various avenues of growth. Mr. Asrani also encouraged mentees to try learning something new each day, even if the process may be uncomfortable. A key takeaway from this fireside chat was to "be your own voice, asking questions that no one has asked before."
Mentors and mentees also wrote letters of appreciation to one another, thanking each other for the time spent and lessons learnt from this 6-month journey. Aside from that, participants also made beautiful bookmarks together, bonding over their artistic talents and fun conversations.
Lastly, they took a trip down memory lane via a specially curated video, a reflections segment, and battled it out during a quiz on the activities that they’ve gone through as a batch!
This year’s PIF programme matched 37 pairs of mentors and mentees from various industries and backgrounds with each other. Other than the opening ceremony, PIF22 participants also attended a confidence building workshop, an in-person human library to explore various career paths, and a personal branding workshop.
On top of insightful takeaways from the abovementioned events, mentors and mentees have also built valuable relationships along the way. As Oprah Winfrey said, “a mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself”. Mentors come into our lives as a guiding light. They inspire and nudge us to see beyond our own perceived capabilities. We hope that PIF’22 mentees had a valuable journey, and we cannot wait to see them shoot for their bright futures!
The PIF mentorship programme is an annual 6-month mentorship programme where YWLC members mentor aspirational young female students to empower them to maximise their potential. If you are interested in organising or being a mentor for next year’s programme, please click here. If you’re interested in YWLC’s other social impact initiatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organising Committee: Social Impact