Launching soon…Mentor Circles offer a unique group learning experience across multiple studios.
1 ON 1 MENTORING
NEW in 2018…You are in charge of your pairing!
Program Launched: June 2018
GROUP MENTORING FOR STUDENTS
Designed for students to get a deeper understanding of the various facets of animation. Small groups of students will be matched with a current Animation leader.
- Empower, educate and support mentees by increasing their access to information through relationships with knowledgeable mentors.
- Encourage strong connections between individuals.
- Inspire excellence through the examples set by mentors who are established animation professionals.
The program is open to WIA’s professional members working in the animation industry and based in the greater Los Angeles area (though a limited number of remote mentoring opportunities may be available).
Mentorship participants are selected and paired by the mentorship committee (a majority of whom have previously participated in the program as either mentors or mentees).
“Thank you so much for creating this program. It’s an honor to help grow great talent and to, in turn, be so inspired by their creativity, fresh insights and friendships!” – Rita S., Mentor
“Many young artists, especially young women, are shy, introverted, or hesitant to say they are deserving. I want to change that mind set as early as possible!” – Ashley L., Mentor
“When I was an assistant and coordinator, I so appreciated seeing examples of how I might be able to shape my career; I would love to be that for a young woman at the beginning of hers.” – Nicole R., Mentor
“I am a mom so career/life balance is a big deal for us. I would like to encourage women that they can have a family and not have to leave their jobs if that is their choice. Most of all, it is hugely important that women are given the confidence and support to be courageous and not quit the field.” – Kat G., Mentor
“I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon this group that actually accepts writers in the mentorship program.” – Kelly L., Mentee
“Everyone had inspiration to share. Mentorship is clearly a community.” – Michele J., Mentee