Becoming a Mentor



Are you a woman…

… With experience of working in development? Did a PhD yourself and have advice to offer on how to survive it? Made that jump from academia to the development sector? Want to keep your ears open and toes in the door with the latest development research? Would you benefit from having strong links to academic institutions?

Become a mentor!

Mentors will be matched with (at least) two mentees based on their areas of interest and research focus. Meeting once every three months (whether physically or over Skype), you and your mentees will have chance to share knowledge about the latest situation in your respective areas, overcome issues related to the link between research and practice in development, as well as provide advice on research relevance, making it to the finish line, making the transition from academia to practice, and/or options for the future.

Becoming a mentor is open to any women working in development anywhere in the world, and we especially encourage those who have completed a PhD (but this is not essential). So long as you have access to the internet, you will be able to communicate with your mentees.

WOMID will also be organising networking and social events, and a forum for sharing jobs and funding opportunities that we hope all mentors and mentees will be able to participate in and enjoy.

Think this is something you would benefit from?

Register your interest HERE now, ready for our launch in the early autumn.


  1. I am Norwegian and hold a M..A in Leading Innovation and Change and a B.A. in Nutrition, Biology and pedagogis.
    More than 30 years experience from leadership positions in the UN and international Norwegian NGOS and the Norwegian Government. Lived and worked in 9 countries on five continents. Expert on Women’s Rights and Gender equality and Children’s Rights, Humanitarian affairs and long term Development.
    Teaching experience from secondary, highschool and university Levels. Trained course and got mentor experience from the UN.
    Founder and owner of Halve Verden ( Half the World), a social enterprise, developing, offering and delivering leadership Development programs for women in selected developing countries.
    Collaborate With Nairobi University in Kenya.

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