The information below is for those looking for projects to support and for those seeking information about referring an immigrant woman to KVINFO’s Mentor Network.
The Mentor Network is KVINFO’s initiative intended to facilitate the integration of immigrant and refugee women into the Danish labor market and the wider society. The idea is simple: in efforts to make a difference and open new paths for immigrant and refugee women living in Denmark we’ve set up a Network where immigrant women meet and connect with women actively engaged in all areas of everyday life in Denmark. The two parties involved in the mentorship are called mentees and mentors. The connection is based on a similar educational/ vocational backgrounds, a similar profession and/or on personal ambitions.
Mentors volunteer approximately 2 hours of their time per month to provide advice on job applications and interviews, insight to the workplace culture and a reassessment of employment potential. Mentorships take place over a course of 4 to 12 months. The Network also offers purely social matches, where the emphasis is on ‘softer’ goals –access to Danish society and gaining a permanent foothold here. This may involve improving Danish language skills or finding ways to deal with the lack of family or other significant social contacts.