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WIA MENTOR CIRCLES PROGRAM

FALL 2023 CIRCLES

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED
Please stay tuned for information on the the Spring 2024 round!

IMPORTANT NOTE:
To be eligible for the WIA Mentorship Program, you must be an active member at the Creator Level or higher.  If you need to upgrade your membership to become eligible you can do so by, following these instructions here.

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Virtual
As part of WIA’s mission of dismantling roadblocks encountered by people of underrepresented gender identities in our industries, the WIA Mentorship program is presented in a virtual format to connect more creatives from more corners of the world.

Small Circles
WIA Circles are typically composed of one mentor working with a cohort of six to 10 mentees to ensure a more personalized, directly connected experience.

Duration
There are two Mentorship Program sessions per year — Spring (April to July) and Fall (October to January) — each lasts four months.

Eligibility
Any active WIA member at the Creator level or higher may apply. The current policy is that you can be part of a circle once every two years. The eligibility timeframes are listed here for your convenience:

FALL 2023 PROGRAM CALENDAR

FALL 2023 MENTOR CIRCLES

Applications:
CLOSED


Notifications:
September 9-15
WIA will notify ALL applicants whether they were selected or not via email


Circles Meet:
October – January (breaking for the holidays)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Our updated website and member portal will include an updated mentorship applications process for the Fall 2023 round.

Click the button below for instructions on how to apply:

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