Mentoring scheme for women in hydropower seeks applicants
The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 year
The program provides an opportunity for women to connect, generate new friendships and networks, and share experiences in a supportive environment.
It is supported by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), WaterPower Canada, the U.S. National Hydropower Association (NHA), Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA), Midwest Hydro Users Group (MHUG), and HydroVision International.
Launched in 2017, the goal of the Program 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 program 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 Program 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.
Applications close on 3rd August 2020 and pairings will be announced in September.
Steering Committee Members:
Nora Rosemore – Minnesota Power
Dawn Presler – Snohomish PUD
Amanda Blank – Alliant Energy
Kelly Schaeffer – Kleinschmidt
Kelly Maloney – Brookfield Renewable
Kristina Newhouse – Avista Utilities
Stephanie Hun – SNC Lavalin
Yiying Xiong – RTI International