An award-winning UK industry mentoring programme Fast Forward 15 (FF15) has announced its new intake for the next 12-month mentorship scheme following the largest number of applications received to date.
The programme helps nurture female talent in the events and travel industries by developing individual’s competencies and broadening their skills.
Fast Forward 15 is a programme for personal progression for women at every level in their career.
Fifteen mentees have been chosen for their ambition, passion and development needs and will be individually mentored while also being assigned group tasks to contribute to their growth and personal impact.
Mentees include people from the luxury lifestyle, concierge, corporate, apartment services and ancillary event suppliers sector.
The 15 participants for the fourth year of the scheme are:
Alison Makosz Habicus
Charlotte Boaden Tribal Group
Jennifer Cohen LSO St Luke’s
Emma Thomas BCD M&E
Annette Morgan EY
Connie Linfield BCD M&E
Dominika Zaton Abbott
Elizabeth Bristow Davis Tanner
Ivona Grgan Croatian National Tourist Board
Blanche Savereux GL Events
Jennifer Davidson Sleek Events
Jade Ball Top Banana
Francesca Knight Pinpoint Events
Fiona Bool Quintessentially
Kerry Moore Aztec
Class of 2018 mentee, Connie Linfield, commented: “To have the opportunity to meet and spend time alongside some of the biggest and most influential people in the MICE industry is invaluable.
“I am very much looking forward to sharing this truly incredible experience with the fellow Fast Forward 15 mentee’s and working with my mentor John Kelly, in setting goals to progress my career to the next level,” added Linfield.
Fay Sharpe, Fast Forward 15 founder said: “Once again we have an amazing contingent of females who want to challenge the norm.
“All 15 mentees have been tailor matched to a mentor who can help them up-skill and network while being a support to their individual needs,” added Sharpe.