Applications now open for Accelerate Her Future’s Fellowship Circle

Accelerate Her Future’s (AHF) 10-week by-application Fellowship Circle is for women of colour (Black, Indigenous, and other self-identifying women of colour) who are looking for mentorship, professional development webinars and an opportunity to connect with leaders and a peer community to accelerate their career in business or tech. 

Space is limited and applicants will be selected as a Fellow by completing an application. Please see below for more details or go to Accelerate Her Future’s website: 

Eligibility (Must check all criteria below to apply)

  • Self-identify as a Black woman, Indigenous woman, or woman of colour (i.e. Arab, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, South Asian, South East Asian, West Asian, etc.) based in Canada
  • Currently a student at or recent graduate from a Canadian college or university; or have been in the workforce for up to 3 years *
  • Pursuing a career in business or tech
  • Committed to completing AHF’s Fellowship Circle January 21 – March 25, 2021, Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

* Students at a Canadian college or university taking a gap semester or year due to the pandemic, are eligible to apply.

Benefits for Fellows

The Fellowship Circle has been designed by and for early career women of colour. Here are a few of the benefits for successful Fellows:

  • Participate in small group virtual mentoring circles
  • Attend virtual webinars, talks, fireside chats and panels led by engaging facilitators and leaders
  • Participate in a holistic program covering leadership development, personal branding, career advocacy, wellness and more topics tailored to your needs and experiences
  • Develop your gender and racial equity knowledge
  • Access to AHF tools and resources to get the most from your mentorship circles
  • Expand your network of peers and influential industry leaders
  • A special virtual wrap-up networking career event upon program completion
  • Access to AHF’s online alumni community
  • A unique opportunity to invest in your future self

Fellowship Circle Application Key Dates: 

  • Applications Open: October 23, 2020
  • Applications Close: November 23, 2020
  • Successful Fellows Contacted by: December 18, 2020
  • There is no fee to apply. Selected Fellows pay a $50 participation fee, if they are chosen. We do offer financial support bursaries for early applicants.
  • Fellowship Circle Winter Cohort will run January 21 – March 25, Every Thursday night 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST.

Selection Criteria

  • Understanding of AHF and the Fellowship Program goals
  • Clear expression of career development needs and career goals 
  • Views about equity, inclusion and justice 
  • Leadership potential
  • Strong commitment to the value of fellowship and community

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