Mentoring Scheme


Proven. Practical. Powerful.

The 30% Club cross-company mentoring programme, originally developed with the support of EY, is a proven, practical and powerful way to achieve a greater gender balance at all levels within organisations. In 2020 this programme has now extended outside of gender and invites individuals from all under-represented groups to take part via Mission INCLUDE.

“The 30% Club is delighted to build on the success and impact of our cross-company mentoring programme through the rollout of Mission INCLUDE. While our focus on gender continues to be central to building the pipeline and achieving parity of women in leadership and board roles, Mission INCLUDE furthers our aspirations for a world in which organisations foster truly inclusive cultures – cultures that embrace people who look, act and, importantly, THINK differently – so they can reach their full potential to positively impact their people, their markets and their communities. “
Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chair, Mastercard; Global Chair, 30% Club

In the UK and the US, these mentoring programmes are delivered by Moving Ahead, a social impact organisation working to create an inclusive society in which individuals and organisations can be at their best. These programmes have  had tremendous success and since 2014 has supported 9324 mentors and mentees from 193 organisations and more than 30 sectors. Last year we also incorporated a global, remote mentoring opportunity which we are looking forward to expanding on in 2021.



  • Proven high-impact talent and diversity strategy deliverables: Organisations leverage these programmes for their inclusion, talent, and diversity goals (such as gender pay gap reduction, Race at Work Charter and BLM commitments).
  • World-class support: Both programmes are delivered by a team of mentoring, inclusion and development experts who manage all matching, communications, events, measurement reporting and more, and support company leads in internal delivery.
  • Timing: Nine-month programmes that runs from November to July every year.
  • Numbers: Organisations nominate equal numbers of mentors and mentees in each layer of the career pyramid: early career, mid-career, up to board level.
  • Learning and events: A series of three core learning events delivered online (and live in the UK when safe to do so) in addition to three masterclasses, each delivered in three UK locations and digitally – equating to more than 26 hours of CPD.
  • Watch a short film about Mission INCLUDE and 30% Club mentoring or download a full information pack here.
  • Read a case study on the impact of the programme here

How to join

To register interest for the 2020-2021 cohort or make further enquiries, please contact the country Scheme Manager. Please also navigate to the relevant country chapter pages for further participation details.