APWiL Mentoring Program

The Asia Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program provides international and intercultural opportunities for the empowerment, professional growth and development of aspiring women leaders within the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). This program matches mentors and mentees from leading research universities of the Asia-Pacific region. Through one-on-one mentorship as well as seminars and hands-on workshops featuring diverse leaders, participants are able to explore tools and methods for overcoming barriers to women’s leadership.

Mentees in the program identify as women (meaning cisgender, transgender, gender expansive and intersex individuals who identify as women) and have an academic appointment with at least five years and a maximum of seven years of experience. They are highly motivated to improve themselves and to achieve professional success, and are interested in enhancing their leadership skills.

Mentors of any gender can participate in the program. Mentors have at least ten years of academic and administrative leadership experience and are committed to supporting the growth of aspiring women leaders.

Mentees and mentors are matched across participating universities and based on personal preferences, professional and life experiences as well as mentee goals and mentor (administrative and academic) areas of expertise. Mentees and mentors may or may not be from the same field or area of research.

As a participating university, ANU can submit nominations for up to two mentees and two mentors to participate in the 2023-24 APWiL Mentoring Program. The number of nominated mentors needs to match that of nominated mentees. The nominees are chosen based on nominations from College Deans and Portfolio Leads with final selection of participants being made by a committee chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Corporate).

Additional information on the nomination and selection process can be found under Reference documents.

Visit the APWiL Mentoring Program website for more information on the program.



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