The purpose of KVINFO’s mentor network is to support women with refugee and immigrant backgrounds in getting a job or education.

KVINFO’s mentor network is aimed at women with a refugee and immigrant background, with little or no work experience in Denmark.

The purpose is to support women in getting into employment or education. This happens by matching the women with a mentor – and it works.


KVINFO’s approach to mentoring is recognized by the Danish Ministry of Gender Equality, the EU, the OECD, UNESCO and the OSCE.

The mentoring is based on:

  • Volunteering, equality, trust and respect between mentee and mentor
  • Knowledge of the Danish labor market and work culture
  • Belief in oneself and one’s own competencies.

Research shows that a number of women with a refugee and immigrant background experience several barriers. This can include insufficient Danish skills, lack of networks and lack of knowledge about the Danish labor market.

Together, the mentee and mentor work to ensure that the mentee can break these barriers.

Read more about how to become a mentor. Note that communications are in Danish.


KVINFO’s mentor network is constantly being developed and expanded. Right now we are present in five cities in Denmark:

  • Aarhus
  • Odense
  • Svendborg
  • Slagelse
  • Copenhagen.

In all five cities, the mentoring efforts are located in vulnerable residential areas. Here we collaborate with the comprehensive social housing plans and the job centers to get more women into jobs or education.

Read more about the local mentor networks here.