MENTORING

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The program is geared to educate, inspire and empower women across different generations with the core values, attitudes and skills that are the foundation of quality leadership. It comprises of 1-on-1 mentoring conversations around career development, professional advancement and different areas of professional experience from another PrimeTime Member. The program was launched in 2017. Regular workshops are being organized and are ‘by invitation’ only and available exclusively to the Mentoring Program Participants.

If you are interested in the mentoring program, please contact us at mentoring@primetime.org.sg.

 

Why mentoring?

Mentoring is a relationship between two individuals based on a mutual desire for development towards career and personal goals and objectives. This unique Two-Way Mentoring Program was developed at PrimeTime to educate, inspire and empower women across different generations, backgrounds and cultures with the core values, attitudes and skills that are the foundation of quality leadership.

What’s in it for me?

The program will run for 8 months to enable deeper connections between participants and more solid learning outcomes. It comprises of monthly 1-on-1 mentoring and coaching conversations around career development, professional advancement and different areas of professional experience with a Buddy-Mentor, who is another PrimeTime fellow Member. Under this program, PrimeTime offers monthly developmental webinars/workshops to all participants to enhance the learning journey, provide ongoing communications with links to relevant articles/videos and regular check-ins through online surveys to gather feedback from all program participants!

Who can join?

PrimeTime Mentoring Program is open to all current PrimeTime Members and contingent upon a commitment to 1 mentoring meeting in person per month for a period of 8 months. We require that everyone interested in joining the program brings the following attributes:
• Patience, understanding, openness and creative attitude
• High degree of professional integrity and respect
• Strong communication skills: speak clearly and with respect, listen & provide constructive feedback focused on solutions
• Sensitivity to the equal mentoring roles and responsibilities to ensure needs of both Buddy-Mentor are met.

How does it work?

This is an 8-month program with regular webinars/workshops and ongoing communications from the Program Office. Total costs for the program is $175 (PrimeTime members) covering about 8 sessions (workshops/webinars). Participants are expected to attend at least 75% of the educational sessions to fully benefit from the overall program structure and to experience the complete learning journey with PrimeTime Two-Way Mentoring Program.

 

What previous participants say about the program?

Regular workshops were held and available exclusively to the Mentoring Program Participants. Overall, there were 50+ women who participated and graduated from the 8-month program! Feedback that we have received so far included the following:

  • “I have an action plan and started to actually realizing my goals!”
  • “I finally started to take action in order to pursue my goals and I gained new perspectives and insights as well!”
  • “Great opportunity for a new member such as myself to connect with another Primetime member on a real level (outside quick 1 -3 hour primetime) with similar goals and challenges. Having a listening ear from someone who is not emotionally involved in my life and who can challenge me and provide feedback in an honest and detached way.”
  • “I think life is an ongoing learning and sharing process. I believe in power of peer to peer support kind of relationships.”
  • “I would like to join this program again next year! I think it is always helpful to foster a mentoring and supportive relationship with another woman.”
  • “I enjoyed the friendship with my co-mentor! We have had fun together, and she challenged me even when I didn’t want to listen.”
  • “The mentoring team has done a brilliant job in organizing this and the program is well structured. The most in-depth guidance on mentoring I have received (and I have participated in several previous mentoring programs at work). The concept of 2-way mentoring is highly innovative and interesting. So yes I would do it again, as I think it is highly valuable – what you make of it.”

Program cost

  • Members: SGD 175

  • Non-members: Please sign up as a member and enjoy the Members fee for the program. 
    To sign up as a PrimeTime Member – please follow this link https://primetime.org.sg/shop/

How to join the program?

Mentoring 4.0 is open to all PrimeTime members.

If you are not a member yet, you will have to become a PrimeTime member using the above link, before applying for this program.

The Mentoring program is opened to employees of corporate partners, too. Please contact the Partnerships team at partnerships@primetime.org.sg if your company is interested in becoming a Corporate Partner with PrimeTime.

If you are interested in the mentoring program, please contact us at mentoring@primetime.org.sg.

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Mentoring Program Leaders

Ramya Bhaskar (Lead)

Mentoring Program Lead
Ramya Bhaskar

Ramya is a Program Manager with over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology field. She has a Master’s degree in Engineering and is trained in Program Management. She has worked with 2 MNC’s so far and dealt with different organization culture and procedures. She strives to implement a regime of “continuous improvement” at work and actively works on bringing down internal processes to a lean model.

She has extensive volunteer experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement in organizing events within the community and for social causes.

Ramya is involved with WeDu since 2017 where she mentors young girls to achieve their fullest potential and rides them towards the right direction based on their life goals. She is also an active mentor in National University of Singapore’s Engineering department.

In her free time, she loves to explore colors through paintings and finds happiness cooking for her family. She also loves reading contemporary fiction and enjoys travelling, Zumba and yoga.

Ramya has been an active member in PrimeTime for the past 3 years and is a strong believer of women empowerment and equality.

View Ramya’s profile here
Contact Ramya at mentoring@primetime.org.sg

Claudia Al-Bala’s (Co-Lead)

Claudia Al-Bala’s (Co-Lead)

Claudia is a certified Integral Development Coach and is passionate about supporting professionals reach their potential and to live authentic and balanced lives.

Her last corporate role before establishing her own coaching business, was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts. As a leader in Human Resources, she valued mentoring and developing hoteliers at all levels of the organization.

She is originally from Germany, but has lived the majority of her life outside of her home country; in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia. For the last 19 years she has been working and living in Singapore.

Rebecca Chan (Program Team)

Rebecca Chan (Program Team)

Rebecca is a Human Resource business partner who connects management with their talents through creating meaningful bridges and win-win situations that benefit all. With extensive experience helping others build careers and develop professionally, Rebecca was able to provide a variety of perspectives that allowed others to explore what might be their callings in life and see potentials where they could excel.

Rebecca has been volunteering as a mentor to graduating students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS for the past 4 years. As a mentor to young minds before their first foray into working life, Rebecca shares her own experiences and career choices, creating world of possibilities and helping them make more informed choices as they take on their roles in the society after graduation.

Outside of work, Rebecca spends her time with her community choirs, singing choral pieces in concerts and performances. She is an avid reader of books and audio books and loves the written word as much as all forms of performing arts.

View Rebecca’s profile here.

Sita Doornbos (Program Team)

Sita Doornbos (Program Team)

Mrs. Doornbos is a Transformation director who simplifies and adapts ways of working, drives performance with a purpose and strives to make a difference. With tactical focus and a sincere belief in the transformative potential of IT and digitalization to unlock opportunities, she combines people, collaborative operations, and technology to achieve optimal results and robust global growth initiatives. It is her believe that change happens when purpose and understanding come together. She worked for Maersk in several strategic transformation initiatives, most recently as Chief of Staff for Maersk Trade Finance where she was responsible for Trade Finance performance and its strategic realignment within Maersk Logistics and Services, the DAMCO Chief Supply Chain and Digitisation Office, a Supply Chain Development Consultant in Asia and she started her Maersk/DAMCO career as DAMCO Head IT Project Management Office for APAC. Before joining Maersk, she was with IKEA in APAC IT restructuring, prior to that she was an independent interim manager in NL in restructuring and business improvement in various industries, worked as IT director for DSM and started out as a strategy consultant in Europe. She is a Computer Science Engineer from Delft University of Technology, a PMI certified project manager, graduated as an Interim Manager from Rotterdam School of Management and is a certified practitioner in Insights team effectiveness and conflict management. Sita is Dutch, speaks 6 languages, married with two sons, has lived in Asia for the past 11 years and currently lives in Singapore. She loves fitness, cooking, photography and reading up on social sciences, philosophy and politics. View Sita’s profile here.
Julie Kenny (Program Team) 

Julie Kenny (Program Team)

Julie Kenny is an experienced Executive Trainer/Coach and Writer with a passion for learning and development.

She specializes in facilitating Leadership Skills programs, Communication Skills programs as well as Interpersonal and behavioral related training. For more than thirteen years she has worked across all functions and levels of organizations.

As an executive coach, Julie is supportive and encouraging. She believes in helping those she works with to understand what areas they want to develop and what steps they can take in that direction. She provides those she coaches with insights and practical steps for real and permanent change.

For the past few years, Julie has been developing her passion for written communication. She has set herself the challenge to research, write and publish articles on business and fitness topics that she finds interesting.


Sahanu Bapu (Program Team)

Sahanu Bapu (Program Team)

Sahana is an Operations and Program Management Specialist in the IT industry with over 15 years of global experience.

She is a certified in Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She has had the opportunity to work extensively in areas such as Process Transition, Critical Deployments and Process Improvements along her journey. She has had an opportunity to work in India, Malaysia and Singapore.

On a personal front, Sahana is mother of twin toddlers that keeps her on her toes. In her free time, she loves to cook for her family/friends, read fiction books and loves music and dance. She is a trained Indian classical dancer and has given various performances during her stint across the region.

Sahana holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration from SP Jain Institute of Management.

Past Mentoring Events:

(Webinar) Basics of Mentoring and A glimpse of Two Way Mentoring 3.0 Program