QWN Mentorship Program

Program Information

The QWN Mentorship Program puts the Mentee’s in the driver’s seat.  As a mentee, you are responsible for setting up meetings with your Mentor, bringing topics or questions to discuss and following up as required.  Our mentors are great resources for you to access and to keep them coming back, we want to minimize the amount of extra work they need to do to provide this great opportunity to the members of Queen's Women's Network. 

Mentorship Timeline Commitment

The mentorship program runs for approximately 10 months (February-November). During this time, you and your mentor will decide on the meeting structure that works best for both of you, meeting regularly within this time frame with a commitment of approximately 1 hour per month. In addition to regular mentor meetings, mentees will have the opportunity to engage in reflection and goal setting activities with the other mentees enrolled in the program through meetings with the organizing committee.

Mandatory Mentorship Meetings happen at the beginning, middle, and end of the Mentorship cycle. They allow the Mentorship Committee to provide additional group support and direction to mentees and allow mentees an opportunity to discuss themes in their mentorship, share experiences, and ask questions. They also allow an opportunity for mentees to take dedicated time out of their busy days to reflect on previous and plan for upcoming mentor meetings in a supported environment and allow the Mentorship Committee to gather feedback.

QWN Mentee Debriefs are available to provide additional support, to the mentees and to build the relationship between the cohort. These sessions will be available through virtual and in-person participation, depending on the month (generally an alternating schedule).

  QWN Mentee Application Form 2024 (PDF, 381.9 KB)

"I partook in the mentorship program where I gained confidence and a broader perspective of what was happening at a higher level on campus. This experience led me to transition to a different role on campus that is more enjoyable and start a master's program at Queen's. I believe that QWN has played a leading role in the continuance of my success here at Queen's." 


All information provided in your application is confidential and will not be used or shared outside of the purposes of providing you with a mentorship match. Matches are not publicized, only you and your mentor will be aware of the match.