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Aerial view of Isimba hydropower dam. Credit: UEGCL

The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Programme is now accepting applications for the 2020/2021 year. The programme provides an opportunity for women to connect, generate new friendships and networks, and share experiences in a supportive environment. 

Applications close on 3 August 2020 and pairings will be announced in September.

The programme is supported by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), WaterPower Canada, the US National Hydropower Association (NHA), Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA), Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG), and HydroVision International. 

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Launched in 2017, the goal of the Programme is to create a meaningful connection where the mentor and mentee become collaborators in each other’s success. 

“The feedback about women’s experiences in this mentorship programme has been overwhelmingly positive and illustrates how critical women to women mentorship is,” says Nora Rosemore from Minnesota Power, who serves as the Chair of the Women in Hydropower Mentorship Programme Steering Committee.  

A volunteer steering committee, passionate about mentorship and supporting women in the hydro industry, match the applicants into traditional or reciprocal mentorship pairs.

Each mentorship pair is unique and adapts to a relationship style and meeting format that works best for them, meeting once a month for eight months, from October to May.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and email it to womeninhydropower@gmail.com.