It is still important today to encourage young women and provide them with a female role model. Men continue to occupy important leadership positions in the media, business and politics.
This is where FeMentor, our platform for empowering young women, comes in. Usually the mentor is the one who gives advice, in the case of FeMentor mentees get the opportunity to share their knowledge in return.
With our USP: Reverse Mentoring, FeMentor sets itself apart from already existing mentoring programs.
Reverse mentoring means that the young woman provides her mentor with individual knowledge, e.g. about the X-Y-Z generation. They provide valuable insights for YouTube, Insta, Influencer. For me, the USP is the role exchange between mentor and mentee. The young women don't just help with the Insta furnishing, they are also mentors when it comes to social media!
As a visually influenced generation, the mentees offer their talents as photographers, designers and programmers in reverse.
Instead of money, knowledge flows, because knowledge is power.
This means that there is no gap between mentor and mentee. The result is an exchange at eye level that helps both.
The appreciation of their knowledge gives the mentee self-confidence and the recognition that their knowledge represents added value in this society.
"I don't know any young founders." A sentence I often heard before the founding of FeMentor. Well, now you know one. And hopefully many more in the future. I have been writing as a journalist for the Berliner Zeitung and Funky von der Funke Mediengruppe since I was 14 years old. Since I am 6 years old I have been standing on stages or in front of the camera and tried my luck as an actress. Again and again it was said: "Do something reasonable". And that's exactly what I'm doing now!
After I became an ambassador for the anti-bullying website "exclamo", I noticed who helped me the most. It was female mentors. Professionally and personally.
And it strengthened me that I could give them something back.
Be it just to give them tips in dealing with their teenage children (my advice: the monster phase is passing - it just takes a lot of patience and love).
Unfortunately not every young woman has this support. Be it for financial or social reasons. Therefore FeMentor was born.
We are pretty, but also pretty strong, especially if we support each other.
Anastasia Barner is only 21 and already the founder of an innovative mentoring concept: FeMentor places mentors with young women who want to get advice in a specific industry. #girlssupportgirl at it's best! We met her for an interview.go to the article...
"Mit ihren gerade einmal zwanzig Jahren hat die junge Frau schon viel geschafft und auch noch eine ganze Menge vor. Kürzlich gründete sie ein Mentoren-Netzwerk von und für Frauen."go to the article...
"Anastasia Barner spricht im Interview über die Gründung von "FeMentor", über eigene Mentorinnen und ihre nicht ganz einfache Schulzeit."go to the article...
"Es könnte die junge Frau sein, die regelmäßig ihre Nachbarin besucht. Es könnte die ältere Dame sein, die sie immer wieder auf dem Schulhof ihrer Kinder treffen. Vielleicht ist es ein Freund, der bei der Feuerwehr arbeitet, ihr Firmenkollege, der abends in der Bahnhofsmission Essen verteilt...."go to the article...
"Sie startet gerade mit einem Mentorinnen-Netzwerk für junge Frauen durch und ist in der Endrunde der Wahl zur Miss Berlin (hat sich unter 7000 Bewerberinnen durchgesetzt): Anastasia Barner (20) aus Mitte ist heute eine selbstbewusste junge Frau, doch ihre Schulzeit war die Hölle..."go to the article...