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WiE Mentoring Programme

To empower the next generation of young economists, the Women in Economics Initiative set up the Mentoring Programme. Our goal is to empower female & non-binary economists by connecting them in a structured setting. Mentees learn from mentors' experience & receive (career) advice. Mentors support the next generation of (diverse) economists & reflect on own experiences. 

You can now apply for round 4 

of the mentoring programme (2024/2025)! 

Applications for round 4 close on 31st August 2024.

Round 4 kicks off in October 2024.

General information

1

Who are we looking for

We especially welcome young economists in later stages of their studies or early careers who want to become both mentor and mentee!

- MENTORS -​

Everyone with an economics related background is welcome. Whatever the stage of your career, we want to hear from you! Apply here.

- MENTEES -

Open to all WiE members with an economics background (or related) who identify as women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, -queer or -questioning. Not a WiE member yet? You can sign up for free here: https://women-in-economics.com/become-a-member/

2

General structure

  • Mentees are matched with a mentor "one level up" the career ladder

  • 10 months programme starting around October

  • A kick-off session to welcome you and a graduation session to mark your achievement

  • Suggest 1 hr+/month commitment

  • Virtual mentoring meetings

  • You decide the topics to discuss: these can be professional, academic, or personal

  • Opportunity to connect with other participants

3

Expectations

To ensure a good experience and fruitful experience, we ask

- MENTEES -

  • Think about your goal for the programme beforehand

  • Prepare every meeting

  • Be reliable and respectful

  • Reflect and document the results from the meetings

  • Cherish both of your and your mentor's time

- MENTORS -

  • Share your experiences with your mentee!

    • Career advice

    • Professional or academic knowledge

    • Personal development

    • Tips for networking (and possibly introductions)

  • Give honest and respectful feedback!

  • You do not have to know everything.

Tips for mentee applications

​We expect you to write

- A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE -​

Please be precise about what you want help with, e.g.,

I would like to discuss the following topics with my mentor: A. I struggle to find meaning in my work and sometimes wonder whether I could do something more useful.

B. I would like to achieve a better work-life balance.

 

If you do not know for certain, indicate which topics you would like to explore, e.g., possible career paths after graduation, how to get promoted, how to find meaning in one’s work, work-life balance, how to build a network, …

- A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR IDEAL MENTOR -

Please clearly state which characteristics are a must-have and which characteristics are a nice-to-have, e.g.,

Must-have: mentor should work in consulting,

nice-to-have: located in the UK, experience in topic xyz.

 

The clearer your statement of purpose and the description of your ideal mentor are, the more likely you are to get a suitable mentor.

Disclaimer

While we do our best, we cannot guarantee everyone a mentor since usually more mentees than mentors apply

Currently, the programme is weak in attracting mentors from the Global South. If you apply for a mentor from this region, you might not be matched.

The mentoring team

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Anina

Harter

PhD candidate | 

Hertie School, Berlin,  Germany |

Political economy 
& public finance

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Gill

Geng

Economist | 

Ofcom, London, United Kingdom | 

Competition & regulatory economics

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Insa 

Weilage

Economist |

CPB Netherlands 
Bureau for 
Economic Policy 
Analysis,
The Hague |

Labour & health care

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Jasmine

Chen

PhD candidate | 

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, 

Frankfurt, Germany |

Household finance & Macrofinance 
 

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Wiebke

Stein

Evaluator & Researcher | DEval, Bonn, Germany

&

Consultant | World Bank |

Development economics & social protection

Get in
touch

If you have any questions or comments, you can reach us at

mentoring[at]women-in-economics.com

The 2023/2024
mentoring cohort

Career stages of mentees 

Mentees career

Career stages of mentors 

Mentors career
Location of mentees
Location of mentors
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