2024 LGBT+ Mentoring Programme

SDG 5: Gender Equality and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
The goal of the LGBT+ Mentoring Programme is to increase the number of LGBT+ professionals in the leadership pipeline in Hong Kong to influence policy and decision-making across industry sectors.


In support of our mission to bring positive change to businesses which leads to positive change throughout society, we are excited to announce the 2024 Community Business LGBT+ Mentoring Programme. This 9-month programme, which began in 2020, fills a gap in the community for a structured, professionally ran mentoring scheme to support early-career LGBT+ professionals. 



What we offer to our participants 

  • Monthly Professional Development Sessions with a dynamic curriculum 
  • Regular 1:1 Mentoring between paired mentors and mentees 
  • Monthly Group Mentoring to learn from your fellow participants 
  • Networking opportunities to meet likeminded individuals 


2023-24 Programme Timeline

Get involved

Become a Corporate Sponsor

As a Corporate Sponsor, you will be supporting young LGBT+ professionals at a pivotal point in their careers and bringing actual impacts to their life. You can highlight your organisation’s commitment to creating diverse, inclusive workplaces and positioning yourself as an Employer of Choice. Get in touch to find out more. 

Become a Mentor

Through the Mentor/Mentee relationship, mentors can: 

  • Bring meaning impacts by providing guidance, motivation, and support to mentees 
  • Serve as a positive role model 
  • Create long-lasting bonds 
  • Develop leadership skills 

Prospective mentors should be: 

  • >10 years of professional experience 
  • Member of the LGBT+ community or a demonstrated LGBT+ Ally 
  • Passionate and committed about guiding young mentors in their careers 
  • Open to learn from their mentees 
  • Joining at least 3 out of 8 monthly sessions, at least 1 in-person session if they are based in Hong Kong 


Become a Mentee 

Through the Mentor/Mentee relationship, mentors can: 

  • Receive guidance from seasoned mentors 
  • Build confidence, self-esteem and become accountable for long term career goals 
  • Create long-lasting bonds 
  • Develop vital professional skills 

Prospective mentees should be: 

  • 3-10 years of professional experience 
  • Able to articulate their desired goals 
  • Highly motivated and committed to drive their mentoring relationship and achieve professional success 
  • Joining at least 5 out of 8 monthly sessions, at least 1 in-person session if they are based in Hong Kong 


Become a Session Leader

Throughout the 9-month programme, we offer monthly Professional Development Sessions to empower and inspire our participants. If you have a keen interest in bolstering the progress of talented LGBT+ professionals in their careers by imparting your wisdom and expertise, please consider being one of the Session Leaders and get in touch with the team. 



2023 Programme Statistics

We care about our participants’ programme experiences, therefore, we collect data and feedback from our participants to track their development progress and to improve the programme. After joining the programme for four months, we witness positive impacts on our participants that they feel more confident as LGBT+ (Ally) Professionals, more equipped as LGBT+ inclusion leaders and more supported by the LGBT+ community. 

Programme Fee and Deposit

There is no programme fee to join the programme as a mentor or mentee.

We will collect HKD 500 programme deposit from selected mentors and mentees. The deposit will be returned at the end of the programme once the mentor or mentee attends the required amount of sessions.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact Us

Scot Jones, Senior Programme Manager, LGBT+ 
Email: scot.jones@communitybusiness.org

Sarah Chan, Programme Associate, LGBT+
Email: sarah.chan@communitybusiness.org