Mentee - WAMNY Mentorship Program
This is the mentee application - if you would like to become a mentor please go to

Apply to be a Mentee in our Fall 2018 Mentorship Program!

This program seeks to leverage the power of our amazing network, matching mentors with mentees as well as providing guides to make this process as successful as possible. WAM NY will provide a platform for participants to connect over a 3 month period, during which time we will host a series of events for mentors and mentees.

WAM NY is inviting its community to participate. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to read the description of the program below before filling in the application.

Mentorship Program Description & Expectations
We are offering two types of mentorships:

Career Advancement: Mentee has been working for a while in her current job and is planning on making a move to advance her professional career. This change could be moving to a new organization and/or advance within her current organization.

Career Change: ​Mentee has been working for a while but doesn’t find her current job, industry, or area motivating and/or interesting anymore. She knows she wants to make a change and would like to be able to receive insight from an expert/s to a new industry and possible roles to make a change.

Mentees should have the following characteristics:
1) Have a undergraduate degree and 3-5 years of working experience
2) Have shown leadership skills in their current job and/or other leadership experience
3) Interest in achieving a leadership role in an organization related to microfinance, financial inclusion or social entrepreneurship
4) Passion for women's empowerment and development
5) Willingness to commit 1-3 hours per week on the mentorship program including in-person meetings, preparation and individual tasks (ex. preparing resume, editing LinkedIn, job/industry research or networking emails)
6) Member of WAM NY.
You can become a member at any time. For more information or to join WAM NY go to:


The mentorship program will run from September to December 2018.

- September 24th 6:30-8:30pm: Kickoff Event
- October 17th 6:30- 8:30pm: Career Advancement Workshop
- TBD December/ January: Closing Event

Please look out for the additional information about the kickoff event as well as invites to other upcoming events including monthly happy hours and other workshops!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we encourage early submissions. We are currently offering 9 mentorship pairs, selection will be made based on mentee's mentor preferences as well as on the evaluation of their application.

For more information please contact The information provided will be for WAMNY use only.

If you are interested in participating please respond to the questionnaire by September 14, 2018
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