I like networking- mentoring programme aimed primarily at women & non-binary people aged 18+

The award winning mentoring programme will give women and non-binary people, aged 18+, the chance to develop their creative careers through four individual sessions with a mentor.

Data gathered by LinkedIn in March 2020 shows that women around the world are 14% – 38% less likely than men to have a strong network. ILN’s mentoring programme provides a place for women and non-binary people to connect, expand their networks and take the next steps towards a creative career.

The mentoring sessions are tailored to the unique needs of the chosen mentee, and mentors will provide a solid and individual approach in order to support mentees to achieve their chosen career goals, whatever they may be.

You can expect to gain more insight into what it takes to build a career in the creative industries, as well as what a typical day in the life of your mentor is like. You’ll also learn how to make the best use of your skills, boost your confidence and build a network that can be maintained long-term.

The group mentoring programme has been specially designed to enable you to get first hand knowledge and insights from top industry professionals, whilst building a supportive network to help you continue on your path to success.

You will get access to a minimum of 8 sessions of virtual learning and networking with industry-leading experts on topics around recruitment, networking, careers in visual arts, music, live arts, communications, wellbeing for creatives, how to go freelance and more.


  • The programme is aimed primarily at women & non-binary people aged 18+, working in (or aiming towards) the creative industries across England.
  • However they urge as many people to take part as possible, so if you feel like this programme is for you, then it more than likely is!
  • They consider every application, an especially welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented in the creative industries.
  • They are looking for passionate, vibrant and proactive people who are committed to pursuing creative careers and creating change within the creative industries.
  • Applicants do not need to have prior experience working within a creative role, however you must demonstrate strong interest in pursuing a career path within the sector.
  • In the review of applications, we will give special consideration to people currently under-represented in creative workforces which includes:
    • Women & non-binary people aged 18+
    • People who identify as BAME, LGBTQIA+ and/or persons with disabilities, including audio/visual access needs
    • People out of employment
    • People across England’s cities & rural areas



Published on:
21 Sep 2022


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