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.

Mentoring Circle size:  Up to 5 participants per Circle with a designated leader

Frequency of meetings:  Every 4-6 weeks throughout 2017

Where: Each group sets its own schedule and location for virtual or in-person meetings. Please note that face-to-face meetings are more beneficial for participants and are highly recommended.

Participating in a Mentoring Circle is free for AWIS members. Non-members may participate in a Mentoring Circle for a fee of $50. This fee will allow you to attend all Mentoring Circles-associated events throughout 2017 for free.

To join the DC Chapter please visit:

Submit an application to join a Mentoring Circle. 

Deadline for applications is January 14, 2017.

Applications received after this date are not guaranteed placement.

All applicants should plan to attend the Mentoring Circles Program Kick-off Event on January 24th to learn your group assignments and learn about effective communication with Ann Timmons

2017 Mentoring Circles Program Kick-off Event

January 24th, 2017

AAAS Building

1200 New York Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20005

6:00 PM Networking

 6:30 PM Presentation from Ann Timmons

“Take the Stage and Speak with Authority”

RSVP here!

Join Ann Timmons, Communications Artist, as she shares her unique approach to speaker training, honed during her years in the professional theatre. Ann will offer unique insights for finding your presence, so you can get your message across to anyone, anytime. You’ll walk away with a few practical tools to help you discover your own strong, powerful presence–and start using it immediately. Note: All participants will receive a follow-up email from Ann and be added to her mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter. Participants may opt out at any time.

Speaker Bio:

Ann Timmons teaches people how to speak so others will listen, using her background as an actor, director, writer, and teacher. Ann’s distinctive approach to presentation skills and communications training helps each client discover and embrace an authentic presence. Her clients include current political leaders, as well as business and non-profit leaders. She’s been honored with the prestigious Alice Paul Award from American University for her work with the Women and Politics Institute. Ann is a recognized expert in the fields of communication, women’s leadership and public speaking, and is on the  SheSource team for the  Women’s Media Center.

Website: Twitter: @annspeaks