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Mentoring Program FAQs

What are the objectives of the program?

  • Help AWNY members grow professionally in a supportive, one-to-one environment.
  • Provide both members of a mentoring partnership with a rewarding relationship that imparts real-life wisdom to workplace situations.
  • Match mentee and mentor in pairs that support careers and help develop individual goals.
  • Expand AWNY members' professional network.

What is the timeframe for this program?

  • This is a year-long program that runs from January through December.
  • Applications are generally solicited in October of the previous year.

Who can participate in this program?

  • This program is open to all AWNY members who are willing to commit to meeting 12 times a year (once a month) or a total of 12 hours in this year-long program.
  • If you are interested in this program but are not yet a member of AWNY, we invite you to become a member.

Am I a Mentor or a Mentee?

  • Mentors:  Give back.  Develop future stars.  We recommend mentors have 10+ years of business experience.
  • Mentees:  Benefit from experienced and successful AWNY members.

What is the first step?

  • Fill out the appropriate Mentee Application or Mentor Application form and submit with your resume or bio by the deadline
  • Details for the 2015 Mentoring Program will be announced to all members in the fall of  2014.
  • These details, along with links to downloadable forms will then appear on this website.

How does the program work?

  • Once you apply, the AWNY staff will contact you and guide you through the selection process.
  • When you are matched with your partner, you will receive a mentoring packet with tools that will assist you in fulfilling the program.
  • The AWNY Mentoring Program committee will continue to provide ideas to help guide mentoring pairs throughout the year.
  • AWNY may also arrange special meetings and events for program participants.

What is expected of participants?

  • Each member of a mentoring pair is expected to actively participate in the program.
  • Each mentoring pair will meet 12 times a year (once a month) or a total of 12 hours as part of their program commitment.
  • Mentoring pairs are free to meet more often and to create a relationship that serves both their needs.