The AmCham Mentorship Program

With its unique cross-industry orientation and global approach, the AmCham Mentorship Program offers a dynamic, internationally-minded arena for leadership development. 

The program, entering its sixth year, pairs emerging corporate talent with seasoned executives from AmCham member companies. The end result: a collaborative arena that fosters innovation, prepares young leaders for the challenges of today’s international business environment, and forges strong bonds between AmCham member companies.

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Developing Leaders for the Global Economy of the 21st Century

Taking note of the growing importance of global trends such as sustainability and the accelerating pace of digitalization/automation, the AmCham Mentorship Program enables participants to better understand how different industries deal with common challenges – an exchange of ideas, best practices, and experiences that has become a hallmark of the program.

Participants also discuss traditional challenges and opportunities in regard to global operations, touching on themes ranging from the value of diversity to global strategy formulations. Through these discussions, mentees gain a first-hand look at what works and what doesn’t, whereas mentors gain a fresh perspective on long-standing issues, perspectives that can challenge conventional thinking and inspire new approaches.

How It Works

Participating Patron-level member companies provide one mentee and one mentor for the nine-month program. Mentees and mentors are then paired off across industries, based on common interests and goals. Then through six individual meetings, the pairs discuss challenges, debate strategy, and explore the meaning of leadership in international companies.

The program includes:

  • Tailored, cross-industry mentor/mentee parings
  • Six one-on-one mentoring meetings
  • Four group sessions with guest speakers on selected leadership topics
  • Opportunities to gain new leadership perspectives!
AmCham's Mentorship Program is one of the best learning programs I've ever participated in.
NoRa Callander
Gambit Hill + Knowlton

Previous Gatherings

AmCham Mentorship Program: 2021-2022 Program Kick-Off

The sixth edition of AmCham’s popular nine-month program kicked off virtually in April with leadership presentation Tine Austvoll Jensen, Country Manager of Google Norway. Austvoll Jensen began by commending participants for their “wise decision” to join the program, noting that she herself is both a mentor and a mentee. To get the most out of this opportunity, she advised participants to give their mentor or mentee concrete examples to work on together in order to achieve tangible results.

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AmCham Mentorship Program: Season Finale & Starting Anew!

“The capability to rapidly change strategy” has been crucial for Benedikte Sørensen’s team during the pandemic. As Regional Sales Director at Radisson Hotel Group, Benedikte has responsibility for 16 hotels across the country. Hard booking data are what she and her team thrive upon these days, preferring to leave virtual teambuilding “fun stuff” exercises for later.

Joined by fellow Mentorship Program participants, representing a record 24 participating AmCham Patron member companies, Benedikte was the first leader to candidly present during the recent program finale.

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Mentorship Midway Meeting 2020

“When working with competent colleagues, be prepared that their solutions will be different than what yours would have been. If it is done with ambition and inspiration within the frameworks, that is leadership.”

So declared guest leadership presenter Thomas Vogth-Eriksen, DNV GL’s Global Director of Certifications, during AmCham’s latest Mentorship Program gathering at Hotel Bristol. For the mid-point of the 2020 program, participants met in person – and in socially distanced fashion – to absorb leadership tips from Vogth-Eriksen, AbbVie Norway Country Lead Kirsti Nyhus, and one another.

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