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Fast Forward 15: What it's like to be a Mentee

In May I was incredibly proud of myself for making it onto the FastForward15 programme for 2019 - 2020. I had followed the programme since the year before during my masters and had set my sights on applying and being accepted onto it as I knew it was something I needed to help me get to where I wanted to be in my career. 

FastForward15 is a mentoring program for women in the events, hospitality & travel industries founded and ran by Fay Sharpe. The program was created after Fay realised that despite the events industry being 75% women less than 20% of top roles are held by them. She wanted to create something that would help aspirational women fulfil their goals and climb the ladder that will lead to more women in top industry positions. FastForward15 program runs for 12 months from May- April each year and runs as a series of meetings, education sessions & organising a charity event. It works by helping you work out what it is you want to do/ achieve & break this down into goals and milestones that you can accomplish step by step. The program helps you understand yourself, helps you build your confidence to ask for what you want & gives you access and opportunities within the wider industry.