The Mentoring Circles Program

AWIS DC Mentoring Circles Program

“…having a feeling of solidarity would be better than trying all this on my own.”

A Mentoring Circle is a group of participants that meets for the purpose of discussing careers and professional development topics.  Participants simultaneously act both as mentors and mentees as they exchange experiences, challenges, opportunities, and advice for the purpose of enhancing self-confidence, communication skills, leadership practices, and commitment to one’s career.

Here are some exciting changes to the 2021 Mentoring Circle Program:

  • Mentoring circles: We still hope that you will find and maintain mentoring relationships, but we won’t be placing you into small groups or circles this year. Instead, all participants will be considered part of the same large circle. From that large circle, each participant will be responsible for identifying, establishing, and maintaining their own mentoring relationships as they deem appropriate.
  • Monthly meetings: We will organize monthly events to host speakers, moderate discussions, or facilitate networking. These events will be virtual until the public health situation allows the option of in-person events. 
  • Low commitment for participants: Participants will not be asked to commit to attending a minimum number of meetings; they will decide how many to attend. 

Where: Virtual Zoom Meetings. Be sure to sign up for tickets on Eventbrite!