w@v Mentoring Circle

"You don't have to have all the answers,
you just have to be willing to share what you know"

Did you know...

...80% of professional women in a LinkedIn survey said having a mentor was important, but only 20% actually had one?  

What is women@visma Mentoring Circle?

We will now give women at Visma the opportunity to join our Mentoring Circle to develop themselves and help others to learn, grow, and improve their skills!

The purpose of the Mentoring Circles is to motivate the participants to grow and develop themselves as well as become more knowledgeable. We have participants from all levels of the organization meet on a regular basis in groups to discuss different topics for an agreed upon length of time. When we enter a Mentor Circle we leave the title and age outside the door and we are all equal and aim to learn from each other.

The topics can vary from time to time depending on participants, and you can both be coached or empower others with your competence depending on topics. In other words, participants can act both as mentors or mentees depending on topics and areas of competence. The language the group use is decided within each Mentoring Circle, so there are no need to worry about language barrieres. 

By bringing people together from different companies within Visma, with different backgrounds and experience, new innovation can be revealed.

The most important thing to remember is, 
you don't have to have all the answers, you just have to be willing to share what you know!

We have now started up the first two Mentoring Circles in Visma in Oslo and we have made the schedule for 2016 and 2017 for these two groups. If your are interested in knowing more about this, please feel free to contact women@visma.com

When we enter a Mentor Circle

                                   we leave title and age outside the door and we are all equal and aim to learn from each other

What's in it for me?

  • Gain valuable advice and insight into what it takes to get ahead. The Mentoring Circle can be your guide for ideas, helping you decide on the best course of action in difficult situations. You may learn shortcuts that help you work more effectively and avoid "reinventing the wheel."

  • Develop your knowledge and skills by sharing your thoughts and ideas. This can help you identify the skills and expertise you need to succeed. Participants in the Mentoring Circle may teach you what you need to know, or advise you on where to go for the information you need.

  • Improve your communication skills by interacting with participants from a different background or environment. This may force you to find a way to communicate more effectively as you navigate your way through the mentoring relationship. This can be valuable both in personal and professional settings.

  • Learn new perspectives and new ways of thinking from the Mentoring Circles, just as participants in the circles can learn from you.

  • Build your network and use the opportunity to expand your personal and professional contacts.

  • Build your leadership skills by sharing ideas and develop your ability to motivate and encourage others. This can help you become a better manager, employee, and team member.

  • Gain personal satisfaction by knowing that you've directly or indirectly contributed to someone's growth and development


  1. Who is standing behind the initiative?
    The Mentoring Circle is initiated by women@visma and is outside any Visma Programs of Career planning activities delivered by HR.

  2. What is required of me as participant?
    You need to attend our circle meetings and be willing to share your thoughts and ideas - but remember that you don't have to have all the answers. 

  3. When will the meetings be arranged?
    All activities will be outside of working hours and on volunteering basis.

  4. How is participants selected for the circle?
    Our goal is to achieve a diverse group, thus the application evaluation process is subject to competence and knowledge areas as well as companies allocation.

  5. Why is this initiativ only available for women in Oslo?
    The people standing behind the initiative is located in Oslo. However, women in other countries and cities are more then welcome to get in touch with us to help you start up similar initiatives locally. 
If you have any questions to the women@visma Mentoring Circle, please contact us at women@visma.com

Sign up for online information meeting!

Meeting will be held Thursday 29th of September between 08:30-09:00 

Women@Visma activities are not considered working hours and are on volunteering basis. All personal costs, if any, related to our activities are on each individual participant.
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