GWN is delighted to be launching Rungway to our members.

Rungway is a new, innovative approach to mentoring. Via your mobile phone you can ask for advice by asking questions publicly or anonymously and be matched with people who understand. As a mentor you can help others when it suits you, anytime, anywhere – a few words can make a big difference.

We have arranged for GWN members to have exclusive access to this tool via a private group, allowing you to:

– get advice and points of view from other GWN members
– decide who and when you want to help – it’s easy and convenient
– recommend those who help you, and build your own recommendations score
– bounce ideas, share views and give others the wisdom to move forward

How do I sign up?

Signing up is easy – simply send an email to and ask to join the GWN group. You will receive a welcome email containing the download links. The app is available on iphone and android.

Find out more about getting started with with Rungway App by downloading the user guide here.

Rungway is proud to be supporting GWN – having spent time with the Steering Committee, I have seen the strength of this community. There will be someone in GWN who has been in your situation, but perhaps you haven’t met each other yet! I know this new technology will help members support each other to harness their collective wisdom in just a few swipes.

Julie Chakraverty, founder of Rungway

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.

Find out more about Rungway here.

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