Frequently Asked Questions
01 What is WildFlowers-HWG?
WildFlowers-HWG is an in-person and online social mentoring network that virtually connects women mentors and mentees where we can develop relationships and help one another grow in areas relating to education, career, entrepreneurship and empowerment.
We relate via chat, voice, or video calls within the platform. There is a forum to communicate with other mentees/mentors, and training resources.
02 How will WildFlowers-HWG benefit me?
By helping you create powerful mentor/mentee relationships that could potentially change your life and help you reach your full lifetime potential.
03 Who is a mentor?
According to Merriam-Webster, a mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. A mentor is someone who has decided to take the time to connect with you to help you in one way or another.
Requirements to be a mentor:
– A female identifying as a woman (using "she" and "her" pronouns)
– Be 30 years or older
– Be willing to adhere to all WildFlowers-HWG terms and conditions, including written policies and procedures
– Commit to a minimum of 30 minutes bi-weekly for 1 year via (chat, phone, video calls or in person)
– Be ready with a listening ear, advice, ideas, experiences to impact the life of a mentee
– Be able to commit to a minimum of one year in the program
– Attend training sessions and workshops
– Agree to respond to periodic assessment surveys
– Must reflect values of this institution
– Be willing to have a background screen
– Mentoring styles vary and so it is very important to find the style that works for you
04 Why do we perform a background screen and what do we do?
Due to the nature of our community, our primary focus is to maintain a safe and nurturing environment for everyone. All mentors and mentees must complete background screen which will include a reference check. You will also be required to provide identifying information.
05 How much does it cost to join WildFlowers-HWG?
It is absolutely free to join and participate in WildFlowers-HWG. However, some workshops, materials and classes have nominal costs.