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Call for mentors as Fast Forward 15 enters third year

Events and hospitality industry professionals asked to consider joining programme in 2017

Pictured: Fay Sharpe, founder of Fast Forward 15

Fast Forward 15 is calling out for mentors from across the industry to guide its 2017 intake of young female professionals.

The programme, conceived by Zibrant managing director Fay Sharpe in 2015, has seen a number of last year's mentors opt to continue on and is seeking more events professionals to come forward to mentor the next group.

The programme, now in its third year, pairs 15 women in the events and hospitality sector with a mentor and develops their careers by instilling personal confidence.

Sharpe said: "It’s fair to say from the conversations I’ve had, the mentors get as much out of the programme as the mentees. Their feedback really does highlight the genuine enjoyment and satisfaction they get in seeing them grow and develop."

Previous mentors include Tracy Halliwell (director of business tourism and major events, London & Partners), Liz Young (head of events, Historic Royal Palaces), Steve Brown (London 2012 Paralympic GB wheelchair rugby captain) and Josef Jammerbund (head of events, The British Fashion Council).

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