Mentorship is an essential part of Hope Again Initiative

There are many different roles that a mentor might find herself playing over the course of a mentoring relationship, in the short and long-term. In general, characteristics of successful mentors often include:

  • Acceptance of the mentee, regardless of his/her opinions or background
  • Empathy and a willingness to listen
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Enthusiasm and a motivating energy
  • Patience when things do not go as planned
  •  Embracing humor
  • Trustworthiness to keep the mentee’s confidence


Mindful of these key elements we engaged mentors in this cycle of Hope Again Initiative. Women with disability mentoring.