Over the next five years, The Manufacturing Institute’s Women MAKE America Mentoring Program will create a nationwide movement designed to change perceptions by training more than 1,000 female mentors and helping them connect to younger women in the industry and beyond by engaging with women in four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, high schools and middle schools. The Women MAKE America Mentoring Program acts on decades of research and more than a decade of impact to help close the gender gap in manufacturing.
As a potential mentor or mentee, please keep in mind these key dates:
- January 2023: Women MAKE Mentorship Program applications due
- February 2023: Mentor/Mentee trainings
- March 2023: Receive matching information
- April – December 2023: Monthly mentor/mentee sessions facilitated with the support from the Women MAKE Mentee & Mentor Guides
We are actively recruiting mentors and mentees for the 2023 WMA Mentorship Program. This is an opportunity for women in the manufacturing industry to form a relationship that can provide professional guidance on how to navigate challenges and career advancement.
Notably in 2023, we are inviting young women and girls ages 13+ interested in STEM as well as refugees seeking opportunities in the U.S. to join the WMA Mentorship Program to help engage and inspire the next generation of female talent.
This program is free and available for all women in the manufacturing industry.
Please complete the form below to be considered in the mentorship program.
For more information, please contact the Women MAKE America Team at [email protected].
Mentor and mentee training provides an overview of how to have a successful mentoring experience. Participants will have the opportunity to review the Women MAKE Mentor & Mentee Guides and learn best practices on how to maximize this experience.
Here are the training dates for the 2023 Women MAKE Mentorship Program:
Wednesday, February 8th, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EASTERN – Register here
Wednesday, February 15th, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EASTERN – Register here
Wednesday, February 8th, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EASTERN – Register here
Wednesday, February 15th, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EASTERN – Register here
If you cannot attend any of the dates above, we will be sharing a virtual training link in February, which will cover the same information. There will be a short, mandatory quiz at the end of the video.
In order to advance through the program, training will need to be completed. If you choose the virtual training session option, then the quiz will be an additional piece needed in order to advance through the program as well.
For more information, please contact the Women MAKE team at [email protected].