the aspire foundation

1 Billion Women and Girls by 2020!!

Currently impacting:

13.8 Mill

... women and girls

But we still want to reach

986 Mill

... more women and girls by 2020!

% of target



Become a Mentee – TODAY

"Participating in Aspire Foundation mentoring has transformed my career and given me the confidence and ability to succeed. My mentor has taught me to challenge myself and always be myself, to take my career development seriously and follow my dreams." - Rebecca Veazey, Acting Head of Policy, Women's Resource Centre, UK 

“Mentoring through The Aspire Foundation is accelerating the progress of the organization towards achieving our strategic and operating goals – adding directly to our ability to serve some of the most socially excluded women survivors of conflict in the world.” - Andree Simon, President, Women for Women International, USA 

Having a mentor is one of the most important things a person can do. A recent study by LinkedIn revealed that 82 percent of women believe that it is important to have a mentor, yet only one out of every five women has ever had one!  

The Aspire Foundation virtual mentoring program aims to inspire and empower ‘MAD’ women working in charities and social enterprises around the world that are making a difference to women and girls to support your growth and impact to make an even bigger difference. In this way, we create a ripple effect of change. 

Mentors work over the phone or Skype and share their ideas and suggestions of what has worked for them with regard to their career, management and leadership experience and they will provide you with support to apply it to your specific role, career and organization.

The Benefits –

  • Advice, encouragement and support from a senior woman or man in business around areas such as team management, communication, work/life balance and career planning.
  • An external perspective from someone outside your sector.
  • The opportunity to share your challenges and brainstorm ways to overcome them with an independent counsel.

We match you with a mentor in the business, entrepreneurial or corporate world who wants to give back so that you can gain new perspectives, have an external sounding board, listener, supporter and advocate from a different sector to yours and so that we can forge more links between the sectors.

There is no cost in becoming an Aspire Foundation mentee.  The commitment is one hour per month for 6 months by phone or Skype.

Aspire Foundation Mentees - Frequently Asked Questions