The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program is now accepting applications, through Aug. 3, for the 2020-2021 mentorship cycle. Pairs will be announced in early September.
This program provides an opportunity for women to connect, generate new friendships and networks, and share experiences in a supportive environment that highlights the powerful contributions women from around the world make in the hydropower industry. The goal is to create a meaningful connection where the mentor and mentee become collaborators in each other’s success.
“The feedback about women’s experiences in this mentorship program has been overwhelmingly positive and illustrates how critical women to women mentorship is.” says Nora Rosemore, Minnesota Power, who serves as chair of the Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program Steering Committee.
A volunteer steering committee matches the applicants into traditional or reciprocal mentorship pairs. Each mentorship pair is unique and adapts to a relationship style and meeting format that works best for them, meeting once a month for eight months, October to May.
The steering committee members are Rosemore, Dawn Presler with Snohomish PUD, Amanda Blank with Alliant Energy, Kelly Schaeffer with Kleinschmidt, Kelly Maloney with Brookfield Renewable, Kristina Newhouse with Avista Utilities, Stephanie Hun with SNC Lavalin, and Yiying Xiong with RTI International.