2015 FGI Mentorship Program

Our National Award Winning Mentorship Program is back!

Announcing the 2015 FGI Mentorship Program

Mentoring is most often defined as a professional relationship in which an experienced industry professional – a Mentor, assists another –a Mentee in developing specific skills and knowledge that will
enhance the Mentee’s professional and personal growth.

Our Award-winning program is designed to offer fashion designers, fashion-based business owners and retail industry professionals the opportunity to be paired up with fashion experts currently serving in an executive-level capacity to seek guidance, advice and support to strengthen skillsets and advance careers within the industry. 

All FGI designers, business owners and business professionals are wanted!

 

Details:

The 2015 FGI Mentorship Program will commence on 6/25/15. 
2015 Application is attached and is due by 5/29/15.

Requirements:
-4 month commitment
-Must be an FGI member
*All mentees must be a member of FGI or must join FGI prior to program kick-off meeting on 6/25.
-Mentor and Mentee must attend one FGI event together as a mentorship pair

Program Leadership Contact Information:
FGI Regional Director: Marj Turner email:  marjturner@comcast.net (206) 300-2657
FGI Mentorship Program Chair:  Stephanie Abel email:  stephanieabel30@gmail.com
(540) 408-4718
FGI Mentorship Program Support:  Lindsay Lawrence email:  Lindsay@metamorphicgear.com

 

 

2015 FGI Mentee Application

 

Name:

Email:

Employer:

Occupation/Title:

 


Are you currently an FGI member? 
*All mentees must be a member of FGI or must join FGI prior to program kick-off meeting on 6/25.
Are you a Designer and/or Business owner or Business Professional?

 

If you are a Designer or are a Business Owner, please complete following

 

Number of years in business:

Number of employees (if any):

 


Type of Business (be as specific as possible with description of product, services, target market, etc):

 

What are two main areas you feel you lack as a leader in your business?

 

Where do you see (or would like to see) your brand and/or business in 3 years?

 

Three things your company does well:

 

Three things your company can improve:

 

What are your current marketing operations i.e. are you using an independent sales rep, tradeshows, e-commerce, etc.?

 

What qualities, skillsets and professional experiences are you looking for in a mentor?

 

If this mentorship relationship were to have a great impact on your career, what would it look like?

 

If you are a Business Professional, please complete following

 

Number of years in current role:

 

Main responsibilities of your role: 

 

What is your long-term career goal?

 

Within your current skillset, what is your top strength?  And weakness?

 

Name three attainable goals you would like to achieve this fiscal year, and how you think a mentor can help you attain these goals:

 

What qualities, skillsets and professional experiences are you looking for in a mentor?

 

If this mentorship relationship were to have a great impact on your career, what would it look like?

 

*Application due by 5/29/15.  Please return to Stephanie Abel at stephanieabel30@gmail.com