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Fay Sharpe of Fast Forward 15 joins Women of the World mentoring scheme

Fay Sharpe, founder of award-winning female mentoring scheme Fast Forward 15, has been invited to join the Women of the World mentoring programme, in recognition of her work in the events and hospitality sector.

The event, which takes place on October 11, will champion International Day of the Girl, a UN initiative designed to recognise girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

The day will see 200 girls undertake a series of speed-mentoring sessions in the capsules of the London Eye. Each mentor has been chosen for their progressive stance on championing women in the workplace and includes scientists, writers and entrepreneurs at the fore of their field.

Fay is a respected figurehead for leadership and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from University of West London, as well as a Shine Award.

Sharpe commented: “I am absolutely honoured to have been asked to join the Women of the World mentoring programme, and to support the fantastic work they are doing to shine a spotlight on the issues that girls and women all over the world face. Strong women come as the result of empowered girls and I can’t wait to share my experiences and advice with the female leaders of the future.”

Fast Forward 15, now in its 4th year, is a mentoring scheme which aims to inspire, encourage and empower women in the events, hospitality and travel industries. The programme pairs a line up of mentors from high profile organisations with a select group of 15 female mentees for a yearlong mentorship programme, designed to help participants achieve objectives and overcome challenges.

Applications for the 2019 intake of Fast Forward 15 open on 3 December. More information including the mentee criteria and commitments can be found at