WMP – Program Information

Got questions? Watch the video of our Women’s Mentoring Program Information Session, held on Feb. 9, 2016.

The mission of the Women’s Mentoring Program is to inspire, empower and support female staff at Georgia State University through mentoring, training and networking. We will provide opportunities for women to observe, interact with, and learn from outstanding established leaders. Our vision is to increase participants’ confidence, enhance their leadership capability, and cultivate professional growth.

The program, which takes six months to complete, includes monthly meetings between mentors and mentees, as well as four Lunch-and-Learn events for mentees. The Lunch-and-Learns will cover topics including negotiation, communication, and personal branding.

DEADLINE: Applications are due on February 22 by the close of business, 5:15 p.m.

Eligible Candidates

Any full-time female employee is eligible to be a mentee if she has:

  • Worked at Georgia State for at least 1 year.
  • Has attained an Associate’s Degree at minimum before the submission of her application.

Any full-time employee is eligible to be a mentor if she has:

  • Worked at Georgia State for at least 2 years.
  • Attained an assistant director position or above.

Time Commitment
Mentees should expect to spend 4-6 hours per month on program-related activities.

Expectations

  • Mentee-mentor pairs will identify clear objectives for the mentoring relationship in conjunction with the mentee’s development plan.
  • Mentees will complete any pre-work for any mentor meeting or lunch-and-learn throughout the program.
  • Mentee-mentor pairs will meet regularly and commit to a minimum of two hours per month for development.
  • Mentees will attend all development activities and graduation for the Women’s Mentoring Program.


Participant Selection

Participants will be selected based on the information provided in their applications, including their professional goals and interests, their self-identified core values and preferred mentoring styles, and the availability of an appropriate mentor-mentee match.