Virgin Unite, Inspiring Rare Birds launch new mentoring program

Rare Birds Mentoring, a new women in business mentoring program, has been launched by Inspiring Rare Birds and Virgin Group entrepreneurial foundation Virgin Unite.

Rare Birds Mentoring, a new women in business mentoring program, has been launched by Inspiring Rare Birds and Virgin Group entrepreneurial foundation Virgin Unite.

The Australia wide Rare Birds Mentoring program uses a new platform co-developed with Virgin Unite to connect entrepreneurs with mentors via an intelligent matching algorithm - similar to those used by online dating sites – and takes them on a 12-month journey together.

Rare Birds is the first organisation to use the Virgin Unite platform in Australia, allowing real progress to be observed by both the mentor and entrepreneur. Mentors will be available to help entrepreneurs with existing business ventures to make the right decisions for their business. Mentors who have signed up to the program to date include Andy Lark from Xero, Jen Bishop from Interior Addict, and Therese Kerr from The Divine Company.

Inspiring Rare Birds Founder Jo Burston said Rare Birds Mentoring will aim to accelerate the learning, support, nurturing and encouragement of more women entrepreneurs.

“I am absolutely thrilled that Virgin Unite has partnered with Rare Birds to support the mentorship of women entrepreneurs in Australia. This is an absolute first of its kind platform designed specifically for entrepreneurs and mentors to support entrepreneurs in Australia.”

“We’re constantly looking for ways to support entrepreneurs and help them build successful businesses,” Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite, added. “This partnership with Rare Birds is a fantastic way to inspire and mentor women and help make a promising business a truly successful one.”

For more information visit www.inspiringrarebirds.com/mentoring-2/.

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