"“My mentor and I are an excellent match. She encouraged me to follow what I love to do and helped me with practical steps on how to accomplish my goal. I would definitely recommend this program to women in tech who would like to develop professionally and advance their careers.” – Kasia Wakarecy; Participant in the 2015/2016 Mentorship Program
WCT Mentorship Program
Intake for the 2016/2017 WCT Mentorship Program is open! WCT will be accepting applications until November 30th at 5:00pm EST. Please log in to apply.
The WCT Mentorship Program matches a WCT Member with a senior or peer member of the communications and/or technology sectors for one year of counsel, leadership and professional development. The guiding principles of the mentorship program are for mentors to develop a mentee’s leadership skills and work with them to define goals and develop strategies for reaching them.
The structure of the program is informal. The mentor and mentee decide together on the nature and frequency of meetings, and the objectives and outcomes of the mentorship.
Please note that WCT Student members are not eligible for the program. Applicants for whom there are no available mentors will be kept on a waiting list and reconsidered for the next program session.
To apply, please log in with your membership credentials.
Please ensure that your WCT membership is up to date in order to access the application forms.
If your interested in sharing your experience and knowledge with someone, or want to give back to the community, become a mentor!
You do not have to be a WCT member to become a mentor. Develop leaderships skills and build your network by mentoring someone in your industry through the WCT Mentorship Program.
Regional Mentorship Circles
Mentorship Circles are designed to provide like-minded professionals in the telecommunications, media and technology industries the opportunity to form strategic partnerships with members of the group. The partnerships are intended to help members deal with current career challenges, as well as find the support and tools they need to grow and develop in their careers. Participants may be from varied backgrounds, expertise and career levels, but what they share is a passion for excellence and a desire to realize their potential in their professional lives.
By exchanging experiences, challenges and opportunities for the purpose of enhancing self-confidence, communication skills and leadership practices, participants are able to set important development goals and build competence and character to reach those goals. The structure of the Mentorship Circles is designed by the Regional Chapter, but the guiding principles remain rooted in helping WCT members achieve their personal and professional goals.
The Ottawa-Gatineau Region currently has an active Mentorship Circle. Click here to find out more and apply.
"“Initially I began as a mentor with the thought of giving back and helping another woman in technology advance her career. To my delight, my WCT’s Mentorship engagement turned into a mutually beneficial process of learning, sharing and success. This is in great part because the WCT did an excellent job matching me with just the right mentee. The alignment of our aspirations, experiences and overall style helped us both advance our professional goals.” Pavla Selepova Vice President – Operational Innovation, Pythian