|Women's Leadership Mentoring Program|
Applications are now closed for the WLMP 2019—2020 Cohort. Thank you everyone for participating.
CWIP’s Women’s Leadership Mentoring Program (WLMP) is a one-year program that pairs emerging and mid-career professionals with women leaders in the nonprofit sector. WLMP has two mentor-mentee cohorts, one for Emerging Leaders and the other for Mid-Career Leaders. WLMP strives to engage a diverse group of participants including race/ethnicity, field of work, types of job responsibilities, professional experience, and career goals.
WLMP: Emerging Leaders
WLMP will support ten mentorship pairs in the Emerging Leaders cohort during 2019—2020.The program focuses on women at the early stage of their careers and aims to foster individual professional development, build peer networks, and encourage the ongoing leadership development of women in the nonprofit sector.
WLMP: Mid-Career Leaders
WLMP will support five mentorship pairs in the Mid-Career Leaders cohort during 2019—2020. This component of WLMP focuses on women who have reached a midpoint in their career and professional development and seek guidance on issues related to continued growth in job skills such as negotiating the management hierarchy; and gaining greater influence both on the job and in the community.
Mentees have a chance to: get career guidance from experienced nonprofit leaders; build the skills necessary to take the next step in their careers; expand their professional networks by interfacing with women who are guiding and transforming Chicago's nonprofit and philanthropy sectors; and gain access to exclusive workshops and networking events.
Mentors have a chance to: "pay it forward" by sharing their expertise with emerging and mid-career leaders; enrich their own perspectives on the nonprofit sector and learn new skills and approaches by exchanging ideas with their mentees and fellow mentors; and develop new contacts and friendships by getting to know the diverse group of WLMP participants.
WLMP strives to attract a highly diverse group of participants, including race/ethnicity, field of work, types of employment responsibilities, professional experience, and career goals.
WLMP: Mid-Career Leaders
Both mentees and mentors are expected to commit to two to four hours per month to WLMP for one program year (October-August). This commitment includes:
If you experience technical difficulties completing the WLMP Mentor/Mentee application form, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other inquiries, please contact Glynnis Hokenson or Donna Jacobson.