The mentoring project is going into it’s second year! 2020 will see a second iteration of the Global Citizens at Work Project in partnership with the Muslim Youth of Austria (MJÖ). The BKMC is excited to grow the program and continue to empower women through mentoring.
The project seeks to empower young Austrian Muslim women to become leaders in their respective fields and to achieve their career aspirations with the support of mentoring. Mentoring is particularly impactful for women coming from minority groups who face additional challenges when entering the workforce and advancing their careers in Austria.
The mentoring process includes three mentee seminars which focus on skill-building. As special emphasis is placed on the notion of “Global Citizenship.” Participants are encouraged to think globally and to consider how their future work can contribute to the betterment of the planet for us all, leaving no one behind.
- Mentees: 20 Austrian Muslim women between the ages of 18-30
- Mentors: 20 Austrian professional women
- Launch event in April, 2020
- 6-month mentoring period (April – October 2020)
- 3 mentee skill-building seminars
- Completion by each mentoring pair of a “SDG Micro-Project”
- Closing event in November, 2020
Mentees exchange ideas and experiences through peer-to-peer learning.
Capacity-Building for the SDGs
Mentees learn about Global Citizenship, the importance of the SDGs, and how to implement these topics in their fields of work. Additionally, mentees and their mentors complete a “SDG Micro-Project” together.
Professional Skill-building seminars
Three skill-building seminars are given during the mentoring process on different topics including Global Citizenship and Confidence in the Workplace.
Mentees and their mentors meet regularly over the course of the 6-month mentoring period. Mentors are also encouraged to include their mentees in events and networking opportunties.