AWN mentorship intake opens for 2019


The Ag Women’s Network (AWN) is now accepting applications for its 2019 mentorship program.

The program, which includes two new events this year, will match ten mentee and mentors together in an eight-month partnership starting in March.

“Mentorship is widely recognized as one of the most important ways leaders develop professionally and personally. Participants told us last year this program was needed and we are excited to offer it again to AWN members across Ontario,” saya Jennifer Christie, chair of AWN.

The AWN Mentorship Program is the only mentorship program in Ontario agriculture aimed at supporting women in any role within the value chain and at all stages of their careers. The program aims to:

  • Celebrate the diversity of sectors, roles, and experiences of women in agriculture;
  • Build authentic relationships and support upward mentorship; and
  • Promote the values of camaraderie, inclusion, accessibility, connection, confidentiality and constructive dialogue.

Once matched, mentors and mentees will meet in-person and virtually over the course of the program. Mentees will outline their goals on road map documents, lead communications, and receive guidance and support from their mentors. New this year, participants can meet up at two in-person events to further develop their networks.

Team leads Joan Craig and Amanda Peer will support the mentorship partners throughout the program.

The application period for both mentees and mentors is now open.Both women and men are welcome to apply to become mentors. Applications are due February 1, 2019.

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