Inspiring Women Shadowing Experience 2019

Inspiring Women Shadow Experience 2019 (4th-8th March 2019)

Dear all,

It is that time of year again when we invite all the young girls in Y10 and Y11 from across our borough to apply for a shadowing experience alongside women in our authority who are shining examples of what we can achieve.

This year’s shadow volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and disciplines so there is a wide choice of placement you could apply for.  You are not limited to the number of applications you can submit and we strongly advise that you make more than one application just in case you do not get your first choice.

Last year’s successful applicants gave strong and convincing reasons why they wanted to shadow particular women and demonstrated in their personal statement the abilities and skills that would make them a suitable choice.

Last year’s volunteers made the following comments after their shadow experience:
‘Well worth the time I spent on my application – it has made me certain of what I want to do in the future.’
‘I had a really great day and met some great women.’
‘I was able to get a sense of what it is like to be in a real work place and ask lots of questions.’

If you are interested in being part of this experience in 2019 then:

*Read through each woman’s pen portrait to get a sense of what they do and what your day might be like.
*Complete an application (or applications) form and return it/them to the e-mail address by the closing date (both are on the application form).
*Make sure that the shortlisting panel get a real sense of why you want to shadow a particular woman or women and the skills and abilities that you have.

What happens after you make the application:
*A group of women from the Inspiring Women Steering Group will meet to shortlist all the applications. We will be looking for convincing reasons why it would be a benefit to you to shadow a particular women and what skills and abilities you already have that would make you a good choice.
*You will be informed whether you have been successful or not well in advance of the 4th March.
What happens after the shadow experience:
*You will be invited to give feedback about your experience.
*You will be invited to the Inspiring Women Annual Awards – where you will hear about other inspiring women from across our Borough - date to be confirmed.

Please note: The shadow experience will take place between 4.3.19-8.3.19 (inclusive of these days). Many of the volunteers have nominated a day within this week when you will shadow them some are still to confirm – you must be able to commit to these dates.

We wish you all every success in your application/s and look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,

Julie McDowell
(on behalf of the Inspiring Women Steering Group)

Pen Portraits

Application Form

Application Form - Applications are now closed.

Deadline is Friday 7th December 2018

Shortlisting is Monday 4th February 2019