WILMA is a mentor program for students of all genders studying at Lund University School of Economics and Management and female business mentors with experience from the working life. Our WILMA mentors can be found in different companies and areas, but they are all driven and successful women who wants to be mentor for the students at LUSEM.
Through interactive activities, inspirational lectures and networking evenings, the WILMA-network functions as a source of inspiration and a possibility to create valuable contacts for the future.
WILMA was founded back in 2002 by a group of enthusiastic female students at LUSEM (Lund University School of Economics and Management). The ambition was to give students a possibility to exchange experiences and career guidance.
Today WILMA is part of LundaEkonomerna. Highlighting female leadership is still the focus, this by having experienced female business mentors.
We in the WILMA-committee, together with all of our members, strive to continue this creation of valuable interaction by doing our best to make every year’s mentorship program as full of inspiration and support as possible.
Become a WILMA-Adept
Becoming a WILMA-Adept can be a life changing decision.
Hello there! Are you curious about WILMA’s mentor program? Here you can find information that gives you a good idea of what the program is and its different activities. Meet mentors and adepts in the program and get inspired!
Is the mentor program something for you?
The mentor program is for driven students who understands the value of networking and seizes the opportunity to exchange ideas and with someone successful within the working life. No previous experiences are required to apply for the mentor program. We want you to be able to attend the mentor program for one year. This is because we want you to have an opportunity to make the most of the mentorship and to have time to build up at relationship with your mentor. Every mentor is assigned two students, so this is a great way to expand your network both within the business life and LUSEM.
As a WILMA-Adept you will…
-Get inspired and learn from a woman who has been successful in the working life during a longer period of time
-Have the opportunity to network with other students and mentors within various industries and positions
-Take part in workshops exclusive for the members of our network
We will open our application again in January, stay tuned!
Being a WILMA-Mentor
Seize the opportunity to get a glimpse of the future!
The WILMA network consists of driven and motivated students, who study business administration, economics or system sciences at Lund University School of Economics and Management, one of the highest ranked business schools in Sweden. Through this collaboration you get the unique opportunity to meet our members and at an early stage build a relationship between yourself and us the students.
WILMA offers a range of events exclusive for our members: network evenings and workshops.
If you wish to get in contact or learn more about becoming a mentor please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out this formula and we will contact you: https://podio.com/webforms/17692778/1189217
Each semester WILMA arranges several activities, some for our mentor program, some for our network and some for all LundaEkonomer. We are very open to ideas and keen to adapt our events to suggestions.
During this evening the committee will provide information about the program for our new adepts. We will give tips and ideas for the upcoming mentor meetings to create a flying start in the mentor program!
This evening is an opportunity for both adepts and mentors to socialize under more relaxed circumstances. During the networking evening we will have a workshop and mingle, snacks and drinks will be served. A suggestion is to go to the network evening together with you mentor group and then discuss the networking evening during next meeting.
Once a semester, we offer all students within Lundaekonomerna an inspiring lecture, where food will be served. A successful woman will speak and share her experiences. Previous speakers has been Tove Dahlgren, Alexandra von Schwerin, Boel Flodgren etc. If you have any suggestions of who you want to see, don’t hesitate to contact us!
In addition to inspiring meetings with the mentors, we arrange activities for the adepts. This could be a brunch, workshop or maybe a yoga class! This is a perfect chance for the adepts to share their experiences and inspire each other.
Frequently asked question about WILMA
Q: Is it only for women?
A: No, WILMA highlights female leadership by only having female mentors, but our adepts are both male and female. And of course, male students are welcome to apply.
Q: What happens after I apply?
A: We will go through all the applications and match you with a mentor that we believe will be a good match based on your application.
Q: Will my mentor get me a job?
A: No, this is not what your mentor is here for. Meeting a mentor is an opportunity for you to meet someone that once were in the position you are in today, but since then have gained a lot of knowledge and experience that she is willing to share.
Q: Do I have to find a mentor on my own?
A: No, we do the recruitment of mentors, all you need to do is to apply to become an adept.
Q: Will everyone that apply get a mentor?
A: Unfortunately no, we only have a limited number of mentors, and every mentor is assigned 1-2 adepts.
Q: Is it open for international students?
A: Yes! Our mentors are not only interested for Swedish-speaking students, so international students are also welcome to apply.
Q: In which business fields does the mentors work?
A: We have mentors within all different business fields that you can study as LUSEM, for example management, marketing and auditing. If you are only interested in having a mentor within a certain business field, please make sure you specify it in your application.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if your questions are not answered!
Some words from members of our network
“As an adept within the WILMA network, I have during 1,5 years gotten the opportunity to get to know an eminent woman out in the working life. It has been very rewarding for me to use my mentor as a sounding board to discuss thoughts and ideas. This, partly as we have a similar background of studies and involvement in the student life of Lund, partly because it is a useful step in to my approaching working life. As the mentors in the network do this voluntarily, I myself am motivated to become a mentor in the future. Go goodwill!”
Carolina Norlin, adept
“The fundamental drive for me being a mentor is the feeling that our meetings matter; for me as well as the students. I find it very rewarding to share my experiences and being challenged to reflect on them from new perspectives. I learn as much as I share.”
Christina Lindskog, mentor
Management Consultant and Partner
Don't hesitate to contact our project members if you have any questions!
Project Leader - Collegial
+46 702 47 46 12
Vice Project Leader - Collegial
+46 73 356 53 32
+46 73 564 44 07
External Relations Coordinator
+46 76 187 71 33
+46 70 985 46 30
External Relations Coordinator
+49 171 866 36 56