British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCTaipei) is a value-adding resource that champions the business and social interests of its members in Taiwan. Made up of large and small corporations, individuals, and overseas associations, BCCTaipei is a strong and cosmopolitan mixture of successful enterprises in diverse industries. BCCTaipei acts as a key resource for UK companies interested in the Taiwan market by ensuring that businesses, especially SMEs, have a direct line to assistance and networks. They provide landing pad services and offer a united but unbiased commercial perspective on all issues affecting British business interests in Taiwan, and Taiwan business interests in the UK. BCCTaipei provides a broad range of membership activities and events including business networking opportunities and free-for-member Talent Development Workshops. BCCTaipei also has a number of Signature Events including the St Andrew's Ball, Charity Golf and Football Tournaments, and the Christmas Charity Auction. We also have a number of specific events, large and small, throughout the year focusing on CSR, Young Professional Development and Women in Business. The Chamber is housed inside the British Office and shares a very close relationship to the Foreign Office, Department for Business & Trade and the British Council, and holds periodic joint events with other foreign chambers. In conjunction with membership activities, BCCTaipei has donated over 18 million NT dollars to local Taiwanese charities, and has an active programme to support the CSR initiatives of its members in Taiwan.
This is the fifth BCCTaipei Women in Business (WIB) Mentorship Programme, supported by our WIB Committee and Programme Sponsors.
We'll be kicking off with a Launch Workshop on Monday, 30-January. Mentors and Mentees will get to meet each other at the workshop and have the opportunity to learn a little more about their mentorship partner! Both Mentors and Mentees will receive guidance from previous programme participants to help them better understand how to get the most out of the journey.
We've selected outstanding Mentors; CEOs, Senior Managers and experienced industry professionals who will form a dedicated support network to provide career and personal development guidance. Mentorship pairings will be created based on what individuals have told us they want to achieve. The Mentor partners will then meet regularly - at their own agreed frequency - to work towards their goals.
The Mentorship Programme is one way that you can take tangible steps to building greater diversity in business, by connecting and supporting women as Mentors, Mentees, and Sponsors. Whether or not you've been involved in the programme before, we strongly advise that you attend the Launch Workshop to make the most out of this fantastic programme, and to start your mentorship journey, and the New Year in the best way possible!