Mentors

"It makes very much sense on a deeper existential level to be something for another human being. It costs so very little but is so infinitely valuable."

- Mentor

"My family and me have been enriched by a deep friendship with my mentee and her son. They are part of our family today. Thank you for the wonderful activities and meetings Kvinfo. I have been happy to participate in!"

- Mentor

"I feel extremely privileged to be allowed to help another woman to feel part of Danish society. Sometimes I also helped too much.  And my mentee was good to say "no thanks". I've certainly learned a lot. In our last meeting we agreed  to continue our meetings. I think there is a shift in the relationship, and it's very nice for me to be on the sidelines. We are not friends. We still meet with a clear agenda, but obviously we have great sympathy for each other."

- Mentor

"I've had a very good relationship with my mentee. We've been good at talking together and I have felt that we have been very much in tune. Through me, she got a closer contact to Denmark, but in terms of career advice, she has always been a step ahead and hugely proactive, so that I could not help so much."

- Mentor

"Very satisfying to be able to help the mentee to get a good intro to the Danish labor market."

- Mentor

 

Mentees

"Thanks for your help. It's really nice that I can meet with my mentor and I have someone who listens to me and my challenges with the Danish labor market."

- Mentee

"I have been using the Mentor Network when I faced a problem with the Danish language and with professional terms .I've had a good experience everytime. I am happy and I am grateful. I want to work and help others as well . I hope that the Network wins support and helps those who need support, just like me."

- Mentee

"I got lots of invitations to networking events, unfortunately it has not often been possible to attend because of work pressure."

- Mentee

"I have had several other mentors through other programs in Copenhagen and all my other experiences have been incomparable to the relationship I have been able to form with my mentor from KVINFO. She has been an incredible support system to me in Denmark. Although our relationship has largely focused on professional aspects of my life, I do feel a friendship has also naturally developed as I have placed so much trust and importance on her opinions, perspectives and feedback. She has provided invaluable guidance that I will always be grateful for."

- Mentee

"It has helped me a lot to have a mentor in foreign country. When I have questions from cultural differences to very practical things, it's great to have someone I can ask. Everytime I asked, my mentor always gave me good advices and practical information. I really appreciate her. The most of the job searching or career workshop give wonderful advices and many informations. But after you find a job, there are also many things, that you should handle such as negotiation, labour union and A-kasse. It's not easy to find those information by oneself, but with mentor, it's much easier. Mentor network is also personal relationship, so you feels more comfortable when you ask something very small."

- Mentee

"I would like to thank you for KVINFO's Mentoring Network - it is such a great project! I have recommended it to a few of my friends since I have started and I could see fantastic results in their stay in Denmark as well. My mentor gave me so much support and encouragement and helped me when I was doubting myself the most and we've became very close since the program started. Thank you again!" 

- Mentee