Mentorship Program

The WWN Mentorship Program is a professional mentoring program designed by the Wisconsin Women’s Network.  The program provides undergraduate women a professional, caring, supportive mentor relationship that focuses on issues relevant to young women who are completing their undergraduate studies, becoming ready to enter the workforce and preparing for future success in their careers and personal lives.  College women, regardless of their life circumstances, can benefit from guidance and encouragement during this critical transition period.

The 2016 Mentorship Program was generously supported by the Alliant Energy Foundation.

Applications for the 2017 Mentorship Program are now available!

Interested in becoming a mentor? Click here to download the application.

Interested in becoming a mentee? Click here to download the application. 

EXTENDED DEADLINE! Applications are now due January 9, 2016! Submit your application by email to or by mail to our office, 612 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703.  Email WWN board member, Kat Dellenbach, at, with questions.

How the WWN Mentorship Program Works

Mentors and mentees must be able to commit to one year of participation in the program.  Students are carefully matched with a volunteer professional woman for a one-year mentor relationship. During the course of the year, the mentor pairs will be required to meet face-to-face or communicate regularly (at least once a month).  Mentor relationships will be tailored to meet the individual needs of students and focus on improving the students’ prospects while respecting their life circumstances and perspectives.  WWN will provide initial group training about the program.  In addition, the WWN will conduct educational sessions during the year on topics of common interest to enrich the mentoring experience and allow for networking time among the participants.

2017 Program Schedule:

Jan 25th Mentor Training

Jan 26th Mentee Training

Feb-Dec 2017 Ongoing mentor/mentee meetings

Feb 2017 Mentorship Initial Assessment

Mar 6th Mentorship Program Team Building

Apr 12th Mentorship Program Spring Educational/Networking Session

May 2016 Interim assessment of the experience

Sept 21st Fall Educational/Networking Session

Sept-Nov 2016 Ongoing mentor/mentee meetings

Nov 28th Final networking session and assessment of the program