The WFA Mentorship Program is back! We’re now accepting applications for 2023.
Over 340 people from across the globe joined us in 2022 to support women wanting to grow their careers further within the food and agriculture sector. This year, we are opening our program to even more! From farmers to CEOs, Scientists to AgTech, everyone is welcome to help us shape the future for women.
You can join us by either:
Finding a mentor to help with your personal and professional development
Becoming a mentor to support the next generation of leaders in our industry
By joining us for only one hour a month, you could help grow gender diversity across the food and agriculture industry!
Supported by Alltech
Support the next generation of leaders across food and agriculture sector by applying below:
Find a mentor to help with your personal and professional development by applying below:
Applications for mentors and mentees are now open!
If you want to be considered for the first cohort we will need you to apply before 1st February. We then embark on a detailed process of matchmaking using all the information you’ve provide.
So, the more you tell us, the more likely you are to be paired!
There is a degree of flexibility here, but we suggest monthly 30-60 minute meetings.
We will also have quarterly meetings to support our mentors and mentees that will be around an hour.
With an average of around an hour every month, we think taking part in the scheme is achievable for even the busiest, senior people to join the programme.
Be the change you want to see by supporting women in our industry and championing their career progression. You’ll be able to:
You do not have to be a senior-level executive (or a woman)! We are looking for people at all levels and backgrounds to provide insights and guidance, and we will ensure that you have more experience than your mentee.
Mentor applicants should:
For meaningful change to be possible, the conversation itself must be inclusive. We therefore welcome men to apply as mentors and become advocates for workplace equity.
As a mentee, you’ll be paired with a mentor who will provide you with advice and support to develop your career. When submitting your application, you are able to select mentor preferences. You should apply to become a mentee if you would like to:
Mentees are comprised of women who are working within agri-food or exploring a career within the industry.
We welcome people of all career and education levels, and we will ensure that your mentor has the experience to provide you with insightful guidance.
Mentee applicants should be:
With the support of Alltech, we are providing this program at no cost to participants.