Are you a woman…
…Doing a PhD or post-doc in a development facing area? Wondering if academia is really for you? Lost in the haze of academic debate? Wondering what’s happening in practice? Not sure how to transition out of academia?
Get a mentor!
Your mentor will be matched to your areas of interest and focus, and will help provide a link to the development world outside of your academic research. Meeting (whether physically or over Skype) once every three months, you will have chance to find out what is happening in development practice, how your research fits into the wider debates, as well as advice to get you through your PhD/post-doc, options for afterwards, and broader connections.
Becoming a mentee is open to any women doing a PhD or post-doc anywhere in the world. So long as you have access to emails and/or Skype, you will be able to communicate with your mentor.
WOMID will also be organising networking and social events, and a forum for sharing jobs and funding opportunities. We also hope to create a small pot of funding that mentees can apply to for conferences (including child care costs etc.) and career development.
Think this is something you would benefit from?
Register your interest HERE now, ready for our launch in the early autumn.