2021-2022 Mentorship Program
Accepting Applications Now
WHAT IS IT
Edmonton Women in Finance (“EWF”) offers a variety of programs focused on supporting women in finance who are looking to start their careers, grow their network, and volunteer in the finance sector. EWF’s formal mentorship programs kicked off in 2020. We are proud that the 2020-2021 programs successfully resulted in 21 professional mentorship relationships and 20 post-secondary mentorship relationships. This year EWF has partnered with MENTOR Canada and CoLabL, and incorporated feedback from last year’s program, to offer even better mentorship experience for both mentors and mentees. Please visit our EWF Blog to learn more about previous program participants.
Professional Mentorship Program
Designed to match interested mentors with professional women looking for guidance as they navigate through their careers. Throughout the program, mentors and mentees will have opportunities to attend networking events, panel discussions, and skill-building/learning sessions.
Student Mentorship Program
For many post-secondary students, taking the first few steps toward a career in finance can be hard to navigate. This program is designed to help, by pairing students with finance professionals who are keen to share their experiences and provide impactful, one-on-one guidance. Our aim is to help students acquire skills and competencies while fostering meaningful connections with their mentors.
HOW TO APPLY
For more details about the 2021-2022 EWF mentorship programs, please check out the EWF website.
Please read the EWF mentorship program guidelines before applying:
24 Jun 2021 – Applications open for both professional and student mentorship programs
31 Aug 2021 – Deadline to submit applications for the professional mentorship program
10 Sept 2021 – Deadline to submit applications for the student mentorship program
Sept 2021 – Kick-off event: panel discussion and networking
15 Oct 2021 – Receive an email with the contact information of your mentor/mentee
Late Oct 2021– “Mentorship Tips and Guidelines” learning event
31 Oct 2021 – Mentees to contact their mentors and arrange the first meetings
Nov 2021 – Routine meetings begin for mentors and mentees for both mentorship programs
Jan/Feb 2022 – Skill-building events (details TBA)
30 April 2022 – End of the 2021-2022 mentorship programs
May 2022 – Mentors’ appreciation event