We pair women in the first 10 years of their careers with women from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds in London, for a 10-week training and mentoring programme. As a mentor, you will help your mentee define a set of personal and/or professional goals, which you will support them to meet by the end of your 10 weeks together.


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Only 24% of senior positions worldwide are held by women

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Becoming a mentor is a tried and tested way to help individuals realise their potential


40% of millennial employees plan to leave their job within the next two years

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Volunteering is proven to make people feel happier and more fulfilled


As a mentors, you will be trained in... communication, management and leadershipmentoring and coaching. 

And will leave the programme with... a unique leadership experience, greater self-confidence, meaningful new relationships.

We charge every mentor a fee, to be paid by your employer. Routes is a social enterprise, so as well as covering your training costs, this fee allows us to provide your mentee with 10 weeks of free confidence building English language classes



Want to be a mentor?

Applications for our Autumn 2018 programme are now closed.

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Our mentees

Every mentor is paired with a woman from a refugee or asylum-seeking background. During the programme, mentees attend two hours a week of confidence-building English classes on top of their mentoring sessions.

Their mentor will help them to identify and work towards a set of personal and/or professional goals, broadening their networks and improving their wellbeing by opening up new opportunities and providing an opportunity for them to practise English.