Our New Mentorship Application Process

Three easy steps to becoming a mentor or mentee!

Our 2021 Mentorship Program has been updated on our website to provide an easier and more manageable process for both Mentors and Mentees alike.  We’ve automated the process and several different features allowing us to grow the program with more offerings to potential mentees and an all-around simple process.  Review the simple three steps below to apply for a WIA Mentorship Program.

Create your Mentorship Account in the system by entering an active email address. You’ll receive an email to verify your email address and activate your account, and then proceed to the next step of completing your profile.

You may edit your account information and settings at any time by going to the account page in the system.

Note on eligibility: Any active member of Women in Animation who identifies as female or nonbinary is able to apply, as long they have not previously  been a Mentee in a WIA Mentorship Circle. We have also opened this round of Mentorship Circles to any active member of one of our partner organizations:Black N’ Animated, Latinx in Animation, Rise Up Animation, and those who have a referral from an animation industry professional. If you’re not sure if your organization works with WIA, feel free to contact [email protected]

BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Now that your Mentorship Account has been created and activated in Step 1, you can move on to Step 2, completing your account profile.

Your profile will be used as your application when applying to a Mentorship Circle, so please make sure to be very thorough and complete all fields in the profile. Only once your profile has been completed 100% will you be considered for the program.

If you leave any blank fields in your account, the system will alert you upon trying to apply for a program if that field is required and needs you to fill it out before being able to apply.  You’ll see this in the right hand column of the application page, which alerts you to the fields you still need to complete. Suggestion: What if we simplify this whole paragraph to: If you leave any blank fields in your profile the system will not allow you to apply for a circle. You can refer to the right hand column of the application page, which will alert you to the fields missing information.

All of the information you enter into your profile is must be accurate and current.  You do not have to complete your profile all in one session, anything you enter can be saved and completed and updated the next time you login.

Once your profile is complete you are ready to apply.  Head to the program page , find the circle for you and click ‘apply’.  That’s it!  Your application has been submitted for review.

All applicants will be notified by WIA whether or not they are accepted after the designated week for mentor review. If you are not accepted into the program you are eligible to apply next round.

Note: Circles will close as they reach applicant capacity. We recommend setting up your mentorship account in advance to increase your chances of applying the WIA Mentorship Circle of your choice.