PWN Romania’s mentoring program brings members closely and enables professionals to be part of the growth and development of those people who are at the beginning level of a successful career. Each member interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee (advice recipient) must fill in a standard form stating the goals, the expectations and the areas of expertise.

The committee of mentoring angels seeks candidates matching according to their strengths and areas of expertise. The program consists of monthly meetings during a time period of 6 months held either face-to-face or via phone/ Skype.

PWN Romania has already run a pilot experiment (2013) and a full-fledged program (2013-2014), creating life-changing impact and memories for both mentors and mentees. The results of this program are illustrated in the Mentoring program closing celebration 2013-2014.

A first and valuable experience as a mentor. A successful business person does not always make a good mentor – and this was the challenge for me. I learned to keep a balance within the enriching emotional atmosphere and the rational part. This enabled us to have quick progress towards the established objectives.
Liliana Urziceanu – Mentor
There was chemistry; there was focus on quick wins and long-term targets; there was commitment; there were good results in the end. This is my mentoring experience as a mentee in a few sentences. I am grateful to Liliana (my mentor) and to PWN for giving me this opportunity.
Rodica Gheorghita – Mentee
As a mentor, the most rewarding experience is to share, to give yourself emotionally, spiritually and professionally! The most incredible satisfaction? To see a human being reaching for the stars just because you made her believe she can do it!
Sandra Pralong – Mentor
What I treasured most of this mentoring experience was the warm and the personal approach my mentor gave me. We decided that it’s best to start analyzing my business venture from an inner standing point and from my personal point of view, only after that to move to a more professional organized plan that supported what I had envisioned as being the core values of my company.
I discovered a soul, not just a successful person looking for outer gratifications. She gently led my footsteps in order to define exactly what I was looking for in creating my own business. Thank you so much for this kind-giving experience.
Maria Dermengiu – Mentee
Irina and Bianca gave me a big responsibility the moment they elected me as a mentor. My focus was on their needs and on what they were looking to find about both life and career paths. This was a challenge for me, which turned out into a touching and enriching experience for all of us. In this win-win relationship, my part of winning was to simply get to know two wonderful persons, to get inspired of their generosity, their level of wisdom and their clarity in setting life priorities.
Oana Nastase – Mentor
I had the great privilege to be a mentor for Petronela Albescu, who has an absolutely wonderful personality and character.
Although I did my best to fulfill Petronela’s objectives, to share my experiences and knowledge regarding the professional topics we treated and to give her the best I could, at the end of the program I somehow have the feeling that I am the one who actually learned and gained the most of it.
Carmen David – Mentor
It was a real pleasure to share my mentoring experience with the ladies from Professional Woman Network Romania during the Celebration Ceremony of the Mentoring program. I was impressed by the continuous alternation between professional discussions and moments of sensibility, this being my aim as well. I was witnessing the proof that engaging both mind and soul represents the right path to achieve success and fulfillment. Thank you for this opportunity and I hope to have the chance of also attending the future gatherings.
Dan Berteanu – Guest Speaker

As a dynamic non-profit international network of professional women, the Global Professional Women’s Network uses the mentoring program as a tool to promote the professional progress of women in each phase of their career and helps them follow professional career paths.


Mentoring activity is a developmental partnership in which a person with relevant knowledge and experience (a mentor) shares knowledge and skills in order to support other people (a mentee) in their personal and professional development.


From an individual perspective, mentoring programs facilitate learning and mutual supporting relationships between the mentor and the mentee. The former contributes to the success of the latter by sharing lessons learned in the past and by providing insight into today’s business reality. In exchange, the mentor improves his communication skills and acquires professional recognition through the selection system. Essentially, the mentor provides professional potential development support, as well as access to professional networks which offer further opportunities. The mentee benefits of guidance in establishing and achieving professional goals. Therefore, he gains greater self-confidence and motivation.


Beyond the individual level, the mentoring program is beneficial also for organizations as it extends business networks and enhances business opportunities. It also improves strategic thinking in HR management (selection of high-potential employees, professional and personal development, more in-depth understanding of the organization).


The mentoring program is developed and implemented by the Mentoring Committee (Mentoring Angels):
Chairman: Magda Niculescu, Vice-President Mentoring of PWN Global – Romanian Division
Members: Andreea Stoica, Madalina Radulescu, Paula Buse, Petra Muller-Demary and Rodica Gheorghita.

The mentoring program consists of four steps:

    • Registration in the program by filling the application forms – Mentee profile or Mentor profile – where the mentor and the mentee describe their profile and the match they are looking for. All profiles will pass among applicants for a first orientation in choosing their match.
    • Program launch – within a special Launch event in October, mentors and mentees will gather together for the first time.
      • the mentors will introduce themselves and the mentees will finalize their mentor choice (three choices, in order of preferences);
      • the Mentoring Angels will describe the process and will inform participants about basic skills and best practices;
      • the latecomers will have their last chance to join on the spot.


  • Mentoring sessions will be held between mentors and mentees either face-to-face or by remote, during November 2014 – June 2015.
  • Program Evaluation and Closing Celebration Event will take place in June 2015 and will sum up the program’s results.



The Mentoring Program involves a 6 sessions’ commitment over a period of six months, either face-to-face or online. The duration, the structure and the content of these sessions is set by the two participants, Mentor and Mentee. Relevant best practice information, mid-course status summary and overall evaluation report will reflect the program’s achievements.


The Mentoring Angels will pair Mentors and Mentees by using the steps described above. The Mentoring Angels remain at the disposal of every interested person and provide Mentors and Mentees with required information. They also answer questions and make suggestions regarding further improvement.