Mentor Program Overview
The Mentorship Program is a professional mentoring program designed by the Wisconsin Women’s Network (WWN), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the status of womxn and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, and advocacy. The Mentorship Program connects womxn in undergraduate or college programs with professional womxn in the Madison area. Mentors will provide students with a supportive relationship that encourages discussion of issues relevant to women completing their studies and succeeding in the workplace. Mentors and Mentees must commit to one year of participation in the program from January 2020-December 2020.
What steps do I need to take to apply to the program?
In order to apply to be a mentor in the program, you must:
1. Fill out the Mentor application via google forms below and submit by November 8th, 2019
Paper versions of the application are also available if you prefer. Please email us at
if you'd prefer a paper version of the application and we would be happy to assist.
2. Submit your resume to
by November 8th, 2019.
If you are selected as a mentor, you will be notified by December 6th, 2019.
If I am selected to be a mentor, what are my expectations?
If you are selected as a mentor, we will contact you in December. The training program will take place on January 22nd, 2020 and will provide mentors with the tools and education they will need to become supportive, effective mentors.
Mentors must commit to one year of mentoring, commencing in January 2020 and ending in December 2020. Mentors and mentees will meet once a month from January through May and September through December, at a place of their choosing. In June, July, and August, mentors and mentees shall communicate via phone. Throughout the course of the year, mentors will report back to the WWN about their progress and provide feedback about the program.
Can I sign up to be a mentor for multiple students?
Each mentor will be assigned to only one mentee. This ensures that each mentee will receive the most rewarding experience out of the program. We understand that mentoring can be a very gratifying experience. If you would like to continue mentoring after the initial year, you can always express interest to the Program Coordinator in your final feedback of the program.
What is the Mentorship Program schedule?
Mentors must commit to attending the following training and educational events:
Wednesday, January 22nd: Mentor Training and Orientation 5pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, March 4th: Team Building 5pm-6:30pm
Wednesday, April 8th: Spring Educational and Networking 5pm-7:00pm
Thursday, October 1st: Fall Educational and Networking 5pm-7:00pm
Tuesday, November 17th: End-of-the-Year Celebration 5pm-7:00pm
What if I have more questions?
For questions, concerns, or comments, please email us at
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