HISPANIC WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Hispanic Women in Leadership Program Purpose:
- Develop a network of women for professional interaction and mutual support.
- Identify and provide successful career-oriented role models for Hispanic women.
- Encourage corporations and other nonprofit organizations to support the leadership development and career advancement of Hispanic women in the workforce.
- Foster leadership potential of Hispanic women.
- Provide leadership training and skill development for Hispanic women.
- Provide financial, academic, and community resources to develop career and personal success.
- Mentors must schedule one monthly meeting with their respective student. Additional meetings can be arranged if viewed necessary by both parties.
- If for any reason the meeting must be rescheduled, mentors must call and/or email the student in a timely manner.
- Mentors must be committed to providing student with financial, academic, networking, and community service assistance/advice. Further instructions will be provided later on in the program.
- Mentors must assist the student in assigned work by providing constructive and effective feedback and discussion.
- Mentors must commit to help student with job, internship, and alternative opportunities according to their career field of choice, and experience in the field.
- Mentors must provide student with program schedule in advance so both parties came make necessary arrangements to fulfill obligations.
Student (Mentee) Responsibilities:
- Students must meet with their respective mentor once a month. If necessary, student can request additional meetings. Additional meetings can be arranged if viewed necessary by both parties.
- If for any reason the meeting must be rescheduled, student must call and/or email the mentor in a timely manner.
- Students must be committed to taking advantage of the financial, academic, networking, and community service assistance/advice.
- Students must use the feedback and discussion from assigned work in a constructive way, and effectively implement suggestions made by the mentor.
- Students must commit to helping mentors decide what career field best suits goals, interests, and aspirations in order to start the job, internship, and alternative opportunity search.
- Students must make necessary arrangements as soon as the program schedule is received.
- Mentors and mentees are expected to follow the instructions given, and respect each other accordingly. Failure to do so will result in corrective action.
- Mentors and mentees must work as a team to bring out the best outcome of each other, and foster higher success rate.
- Mentees are encouraged to contact their mentor, HWIL members, and other individuals related to the program for any advice or concerns.
- Mentors and mentees are encouraged to get involved in HWIL, and take advantage of the resources the organization has available.
- Mentees are required to dress appropriately for any meeting with mentor, function, and events outside the organization.
- Mentors are required to act as an advisor, and if there are any situations that go beyond their capabilities, mentors are to refer the mentee to the appropriate individual or institution.
Mentorship Program Ideas:
• Resume writing
• Essay writing
• Bi-monthly academic review on school, work, program
• Business professionals book suggestions
• Financial Aid
• Scholarship Opportunities (other than HWIL)
• University/College admission application
• Networking Events (HWIL and other Organizations)
• Dress to impress
• Etiquette workshop
• Public speaking
• Written communication
• Mentor career history
• Career paths available
• Campus visits
• Office visits
• Interview prep
• Career goals
• Strategic Planning
• Mentor career advise
• Job and internship search
• College game day
• Movie night
• Bingo night
• Field day
• Thanksgiving Dinner
• Christmas Party
• Community service
• Personal goals