Programs & Events

Speed Mentoring Roundtables

WISE Speed Mentoring Roundtables at a WISE chapter near you

A WISE Within National Signature Event

Join us for a unique mentoring experience that merges the best of two popular event platforms — the executive roundtable and speed networking. 

Speed Mentoring Roundtables, a WISE Within national signature mentoring event, launched in January 2014 as our annual recognition and celebration of National Mentoring Month. This interactive event brings you up close and personal with industry veterans and peers to discuss career and professional development topics that are important to you. 

The brainchild of the WISE Los Angeles chapter, the event was piloted in 2013 as an opportunity for WISE members to pay it forward. Its great success — with more than 70 participants — led to the rollout of the event across WISE  chapters and its designation as a "WISE Within National Signature Event."

In 2021, WISE National launched the first virtual National Speed Mentoring Roundtables, an annual event open to all members across all chapters. More than 300 WISE members participated, including WISE Women of the Year and WISE Executive Leadership Institute alum serving as mentors.

How It Works

This fast-paced, engaging event provides you with a seat at the table with a seasoned industry veteran and peers to discuss career and professional development topics that are important to you. The event is structured so that mentees are pre-assigned to a small, peer group roundtable. Mentors rotate among roundtables to allow each peer group to meet with multiple mentors and garner different perspectives. 

Resources and Relationships

At WISE, we have seen firsthand that mentorship is more than a single one-to-one relationship. Speed Mentoring Roundtables brings mentoring to all WISE members — providing a platform to participate in meaningful dialogue and offering easy access for connecting with peers and building strong relationships. 

The next National event takes place in January 2025.