New York Women in Communications Foundation Mentoring Program


MentoringHelp Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today!

As a NYWICI mentor, you will share your professional expertise and experience to help others learn, grow and succeed — and it will be personally and professionally rewarding too. Just a little bit of your time will go a long way. 
How Does the NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Program Work?
Based on a personal profile you fill out, we match mentors with a mentee chosen from among NYWICI’s student and young professional members.  We provide you with training, coaching and support to ensure your mentoring experience is a rewarding one. The relationship will be structured by you and your mentee so it best meets your collective needs and availability and may include face-to-face, phone and/or email communications.
Who Can Be a NYWICI Foundation Mentor?
  • Mentors must be NYWICI members in good standing — dues paid
  • Mentors must have at least three years of work experience in the communications industry
  • Mentors should be able to attend a kickoff training session held in the fall and one or more social gatherings in the winter and/or spring
Mentor Benefits include…
  • Raising your own professional profile
  • Increasing your leadership, coaching and management skills
  • Gaining exposure to new, young talent with fresh ideas and energy
  • Possible identification of future employees
The application period for 2014-2015 Mentors has been closed.
For more information contact:
Bonnie Blake and Megan Hess
Co-Chairs, NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Program

Who Can Be a NYWICI Foundation Mentee?
  • Mentees must be NYWICI student or young professional members in good standing (dues paid)
  • Mentees must be considering or pursuing a communications-related degree at an accredited high school, college, university or graduate school or have less than two years work experience
  • Mentees must commit to at least a one-year participation
  • Mentees need to take responsibility for initiating interaction with mentors and maintaining relationship 
  • Mentees must attend one fall training session and one or more social events held in the winter and/or spring
Mentee Benefits include:
  • Gaining invaluable, first-hand support and advice from experienced professionals during a critical stage of their academic and/or career development
  • Improving interpersonal skills while also sharpening career focus
  • Gaining self-confidence as well as practical skills such as interviewing tips, elevator speech preparation, resume writing, tips on securing internships, hints at handling performance appraisals/annual reviews, etc. 
  • Acquiring an entrée to a varied network of communications industry professionals
The application period for 2014-2015 Mentees has been closed.
*Please note that due to program limitations, not all mentee applicants are guaranteed a match.
For more information contact:
Bonnie Blake and Megan Hess
Co-Chairs, NYWICI Foundation Mentoring Program