Arctic, the Romanian household appliance market leader, has launched a mentoring program developed in partnership with Professional Women’s Network Romania, as part of its strategy to increase the number of women at all management levels by up to 10% over the next 5 years.
The Inspire project targets middle management staff in the Arctic with at least three years of experience leading a team. At the end of a selection process, participants will be matched with mentors who have already accumulated recognized managerial experience that they are ready to share.
Inspire Project will run for six months, starting in October 2021, in hybrid mode – online and offline. Arctic invests in the development of leadership skills of its employees, as the company is committed to increasing the number of women at all levels of management.
The program is an initiative of the Arctic women’s community in partnership with Professional Women’s Network Romania, an association with well-known expertise in developing mentoring programs for women.
Arctic Women Community was created in 2020 in order to contribute to the professional and personal development of women in the company, while sharing good practices in the field of diversity and inclusion.
“We aim to create a community of women who are connected, thrive by sharing experiences, and we take concrete steps to help women within the organization realize their potential. A balanced representation of the sexes in all decision-making structures is essential to ensure a better future and represents a victory for society as a whole. The arctic women’s community is another example of our efforts to foster a sustainable corporate culture, based on diversity, inclusion and transparency.Said Murat Büyükerk, Managing Director of Arctic.
“The partnership with Arctic is an important step for us in promoting women to leadership positions. On the one hand, we are happy that the Arctic company is interested in creating a community of women who must be supported in their careers. On the other hand, we are honored with this partnership, which is an important recognition of the relevance and effectiveness of PWN Romania’s mentoring program. We are confident that together we will form a great team and that the women who enter the mentoring program will receive all the tools they need to build a successful career., said Virginia Oţel, co-chair of PWN Global.
“Mentoring is a powerful tool for personal development and an effective way to help employees advance in their careers. As an industry leader and a premier employer, we believe it is extremely important to capitalize and develop the talent and skills of our female colleagues. Arctic believes in the added value of women and gender balanced leadership. An organization in which the potential of women is supported is able to better respond to the challenges of an ever-changing worldAdded Maria Tătaru, Director of Arctic Human Resources.
“The PWN Romania mentoring program occupies a privileged position in the Romanian business landscape, a position that we have built over time, with a lot of perseverance and dedication. It is the only program in Romania that offers inter-company mentoring opportunities, being a complementary alternative to the internal programs of each company. With a success rate of over 75% and more than 2,000 volunteer hours accumulated in each edition, our mentoring program not only provides mentors with valuable business experience, but also a whole community that offers support and advice ”, Paula Bușe, Vice President of PWN Romania Mentoring, describes the program.