WeMAP encourages anyone that identifies as a woman to apply. We want to extend a warm hug to those that apply and we wish you the best of luck. Mentors and mentees will be announced through email on 9.9.16.
WeMAP mentors are UF graduate students who are passionate about forming relationships and developing young female leaders. WeMAP mentors are self-determined and take initiative with leading 3-4 mentees through community outreach, group meetings, and following up with the conversation throughout the academic school year. Mentors make themselves available to actively engage with their mentees at monthly meetings and biweekly check-ins.
WeMAP mentees are UF undergraduates who are interested in strengthening personal leadership capacity as well as the empowerment of other female leaders. Through monthly meetings, mentors and mentees will develop leadership skills, bring awareness to issues women are facing in our world, and form meaningful relationships as they work toward the spring women and leadership conference.
The Women’s Mentoring and Advocacy Program (WeMAP) guides students in becoming global leaders through strengthening personal leadership capacity and learning to navigate the gendered world around us.
WeMAP is a mentorship program in the Department of Agricultural Education & Communication that explores aspects of women’s leadership through team building, constructive dialogue, guest lectures, and opportunities for community engagement. Graduate student mentors are matched with three to four undergraduate mentees for the academic year to form positive relationships, strengthen personal leadership capacity, and empower other female leaders. Participants in the program have the opportunity to share components of personal leadership philosophies with young females in the community, with the ultimate end-goal of designing, developing, and executing a women’s leadership conference for the greater UF and Gainesville community.
Upon completion of this mentorship program, students will develop the following competencies: