In 2010 the incoming UK Government, concerned about the slow progress to promote gender equality on boards of listed companies, commissioned a review to identify the barriers preventing more women reaching the boardroom and to make recommendations regarding actions/changes government and business could make to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards.
The Davies report highlighted the complex barriers and challenges to many women with corporate experience reaching success. The report cited gender behavior traits, a low number of successful female role models, coupled with women being frequently overlooked for development opportunities and that there were differences in the way men and women were mentored and sponsored which gave men the edge over their female peers.
Founded in 2012, Mentore Consulting was formed to bring the benefits of external mentoring, networking and sponsorship to organisations to help accelerate and promote the development of top talent both within and outside their organisations.
Mentore works with clients and their senior talent, offering a bespoke mentoring service as an effective development tool. Mentore assists businesses to achieve diverse leadership teams and accelerate the development and promotion of senior talent up the executive pipeline.
Mentore delivers mentoring-based talent management programmes that span 12 to 18 months. Offering a practical, pragmatic and proactive solution for businesses looking to make a change to the diversity of their senior leadership, bringing transformational benefits to the individuals and significantly adding value to the whole organisation.
Mentore’s high calibre group of mentors includes Dame Tessa Jowell, Sir Roger Carr, Baroness Sally Morgan, Lord Mervyn Davies, Sir Keith Mills, Baroness Karren Brady, Ruby McGregor-Smith and Sir Michael Rake. The breadth and depth of our mentors’ expertise enables us to match mentees with someone ideally suited to their experience, skill set and personality.
Mentore offers access to an unparalleled network of business leaders including chairmen, executive officers and non-executive directors from a wide range of industries, sectors and geographies. We work with multi-national corporates, FTSE350 companies, professional services firms and public sector organisations.