Why is GWN offering this app to its members?
Recent research shows that over a third (34%) of UK workers do not turn to anyone when they have problems at work and one in five (20%) women fear they will be considered a pest if they ask for advice on workplace and career issues. Rungway offers GWN members a place to turn to (anytime, anywhere), where no question is a nuisance and you’ll always get help.
Mentoring is one of the most commonly requested career and work-related support programmes. Traditionally mentoring programmes have required admin-heavy administration, with time constraints and work and personal commitments limiting the amount of time mentors and mentees can invest in the relationship.
Rungway creates quick, easy and tailored matching and responses for individuals seeking knowledge and shared experiences from mentors by posting a question on the app and receiving feedback from a range of mentors who have expertise and knowledge on a specific topic.
Julie Chakraverty, founder of Rungway, who is a non-executive director and chairman of the innovation committee at Aberdeen Asset Management, believes there is a great deal to be gained from networking and mentoring for ambitious women in any field. Rungway uses technology to open up new avenues to advice and support for professionals who are grappling with the challenges of modern life and managing a sustainable career.