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Open through August 2nd, 2024

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“The feedback about women’s experiences in this mentorship program has been overwhelmingly positive and illustrates how critical women-to-women mentorship is.”


Minnesota Power,  Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program Steering Committee Member


NOTE: The application process for 2024-2025 is open until August 2, 2024.  

The expectation is that pairs/triads meet monthly, for an hour; however, each mentor/mentee pair or triad group should work out a schedule that works for them. Applications are required for both mentors and mentees on an annual basis in order to participate in the Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program.


Early June: Open call for applications will be announced by the mentorship program Steering Committee 

August 1: Applications must be submitted to

Mid August  – September: The steering committee works to place mentors and mentees in pairs/triad groups based on the information provided in their applications.

Last week of September: Mentor/Mentee Pairs and Triad Groups are announced via email

October: Mentor/Mentee pairs and triad groups begin meeting 

The Steering Committee’s first consideration in making the pair/triad placments is time zones and language preferences. Then we seek to place mentors and mentees together according to the skill sets a mentee is seeking or the topics a mentee would like to discuss with a mentor who has that knowledge, skills, and experience.

If a participant of the program has any concerns about the mentorship pair or triad group at any point during a program cycle, the mentor/mentee is encouraged to contact the Steering Committee by emailing The Steering Committee will work with the participant to address any concerns and may result in re-assigning a mentor/mentee to make the pair more effective. If a new mentor is unavailable, the mentee will have preference during the next pairing cycle. 

Getting started in your mentoring pair or triad is an exciting time but may also feel a bit awkward. We have provided a number of resources for you to kick off the mentoring process. We believe that by first discussing the expectations of the mentor/mentee, you will have a good idea of how to proceed in the mentoring relationship and grow by supporting and collaborating with each other!

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