Welcome to the Women in Electronics Mentorship Program! This program provides WE members the exclusive benefit of participating in a flagship program that connects an industry and provides access to mentors and leadership development guidance.

Member Mentor Application Non-Member Mentor Inquiry
Mentee Application
Mentorship Agreement

 

Next Cohort in early 2023 - Stay Tuned For More Information!

 

Program Goals:
• Leadership training: helping our members develop their leadership abilities.
• Skill development: assisting our members in meeting their career goals by learning new capabilities and improving on existing capabilities.
• Succession planning: adding to our bench strength for future women leaders and helping them grow within their own organizations.
• Talent recruitment and retention: helps prepare rising youth for next level positions.

• Enhancing relationships among WE members: building friendships and productive relationships among WE membership can lead to enhanced support and leadership skills.
• Diversity promotion: encourages and empower women to reach the next level of career development by gaining critical leadership guidance for their professional lives. 

Mentorship Value:
• According to a five-year University of Pennsylvania study, mentees were promoted 5 times more frequently and mentors, 6 times more often, than those who were not in a mentor program. 
• In a Harvard Business Review survey of Fortune 500 CEOs, participants listed having a mentor as the number one component of their success. The survey also found:
    ○ 84% said mentors had helped them avoid costly mistakes
    ○ 84% become proficient in their roles faster
    ○ 69% were making better decisions
Research also shows millennials intending to stay with their organization for more than five years are twice as likely to have a mentor and are 70% more likely to achieve their goals if they are shared with someone to keep them accountable, such as a mentor.

Benefits of Becoming a Mentee or Mentor:
Mentee
Access to leadership talent
and valuable career advice

Objective feedback from someone
outside your organization

Exposure to new ideas
and ways of thinking

Advice on cultivating strengths
and overcoming weaknesses

Guidance on professional development
and enhancement

Develop new skills and knowledge
Gain a leadership
perspective at every career stage
Mentor
Share knowledge and experience
Recognition as a subject
matter expert and leader
Exposure to fresh perspectives,
ideas and approaches
Satisfaction from helping another
woman in the industry
Reflection on your own experiences
to evaluate future goals
Development of your personal
leadership and coaching style
Opportunity to build a
new relationship


How to Join WE's Mentorship Program:
We are accepting applications for the next cohort which will begin in early 2023.

Please click on the appropriate registration button below to begin your application process. Upon completion of the application, your information will be reviewed by the Mentorship Committee. Due to high demand, if your application is not chosen for the current round, your information will be retained and considered for the next program start date.

Each WE Mentorship Program will last approximately 6 months and each mentor and mentee pair will meet at a minimum of twice per month for approximately 1 hour. Mentees will be paired with a mentor to receive advice on identifying and achieving professional and personal goals while gaining a strategic leadership perspective. Mentors will have the opportunity to give back, further their own leadership development, and build a broader network.

Thank you for your interest in the Women in Electronics Mentorship Program. Should you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us directly at [email protected].

Please access my article outlining the benefits of mentorship for organizations here.

Monica Highfill, Vice President / Founding Director / Mentorship Program Chair