Mentorship Program

The annual WEAO Mentorship Program is returning for 2020-2021 and we would like to invite you to apply to be a mentee! This program provides young professionals the opportunity for personal and professional growth through focused, one-on-one networking sessions with leaders in the industry. Applications will be open until August 9th, 2020 and space will be limited to 25 mentees. 

Mentee application: 

What Mentees can Expect from the WEAO Mentorship Program

This program, running from September 2020 until April 2021provides young professionals with valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth through focused, one-on-one networking sessions with leaders in the industry.

As a Mentee, you can book one-on-one mentorship sessions with any of the 25 mentors. Mentees will have the opportunity to book three (3) sessions per term on a first come first served basis. All mentors are experienced professionals with representation from all major sectors of the industry allowing the mentee to tailor their pairings based on their interests.

Each hour-long mentoring session is a unique and rare time in which the mentor's undivided attention is focused on the mentee's discussion topics. For the mentee, it's a learning and relationship opportunity unlike anything you would otherwise get to experience. Many of the mentors in the program may be known to the mentees by reputation and every participating mentee will have an equal chance to book a mentorship session with any mentor.

To enhance the learning experience and broaden mentees' connections, each mentoring session is booked with a different mentor.  It is expected that each mentee will be able to meet with up to six (6) mentors during the program.

Key Program Dates:

  • August 9:  Application deadline
  • September 1:  Booking system opens (details to be provided to accepted mentees)
  • September 15 to December 18:  Fall term session
  • January 4 to April 30: Winter term session


  • Networking with industry professionals
  • Professional development
  • Knowledge transfer


  • Must be a WEAO member with an active membership by September 1, 2020 at the latest and until April 30, 2021.
  • The program is open to all but targeted at young professionals under 35 years of age and with less than 5 years of working experience. 


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