What is a Mentor?
-Teacher, Advisor, Expert, even Friend-
Mentors are often the first people we look to for valuable sources of information.
Through mentorship, you can be a part of something very enlightening;
empower fellow women by cultivating knowledge to grow their businesses and communities.
Apply Here: Mentor-Host Application
Managing work-life balance while building a business is tough; some would call it an art, yet it is something every entrepreneur has learned to manage. You have trained, practiced, learned the ropes and probably have taken a few hard knocks to gain this knowledge. By sharing your wisdom with other women, you are providing guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling – paving the way for future generations of women entrepreneurs. Mentoring is about giving something back. Its benefits far outweigh any challenges you may face or concerns you may have. You are improving the status of women both domestically and internationally by sharing your wisdom. The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program allows you the opportunity to assist emerging women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda to grow their business and build their country. Make a difference. Be the change – be a mentor.
- Gain a broader insight into business and work issues
- Increase your ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds
- Increase your ability to transfer knowledge more effectively
- Improve your own self-awareness
The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® (PTB) mentorship program, now in its 12th year, is considered one of the most important pieces of the student’s education and can be accomplished online, in-person or by combining the two methods. Ultimately, we ask each mentor for a one-year commitment to the student, along with an obligation to provide IEEW with quarterly progress reports. There are three ways you can mentor PTB students:
Your mentorship will begin online and will continue in person during on-the-ground mentorship when the student travels to the U.S. for Leadership Development training
- Online eMentor – provide support, advice and guidance to your student via email and / or Skype; we recommend a minimum correspondence of 2x per month beginning January 7, 2017.
- Mentor Support – use your particular skills to support our lead mentors. The support team is on-call throughout the mentorship process; you may spend an hour total per month with students online, depending on need
- In Person Mentor – if chosen to be a lead mentor / host, a student whose business type matches your skills will live and work with you from July 15-20, 2017.
- NOTE: End-of-In-country-Training – just like the final essay or paper due in college, the busiest time for eMentorship (online) is toward the end of the session (early to mid-March) when business plans are due
Our goal is to develop a network of entrepreneurs excited about becoming long-term mentors, potential business contemporaries and allies. It is our hope that both mentee and mentor will benefit from this relationship long after the commitment to the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program is complete.
NEW FOR Fall 2017: Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif, Herat
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® will conduct a signature 5-day mini-course covering the basic business skills that will allow you to create your own business plan. These courses will be certified through Northwood University, our educational partner in the USA. You will have thirty days after the training to hand in your business plan in order to receive full accreditation.
Upon graduation, you will become a member of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Network – the alumnae association in Afghanistan.
To commit to this life-enhancing opportunity, simply complete the online application at
Apply Here: Mentor-Host Application
Guidelines Here: Mentorship Toolkit