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Our Mission

The APWiL Mentoring Program provides international and intercultural opportunities for the empowerment, professional growth and development of aspiring women leaders within APRU. 

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In particular, the program intends to:

  • Grow the pipeline of aspiring women leaders within APRU.

  • Identify professional opportunities for growth and skills development of APRU aspiring women leaders.

  • Increase awareness of challenges that aspiring women leaders face within the region.

  • Learn about successful strategies used by APRU senior leaders.

  • Connect senior leaders at APRU institutions with emerging women leaders to create an effective network.

  • Introduce global and intercultural dimensions to leaders across the APRU network and beyond.

  • Advance ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of participants’ institutions.


  • Join a cohort of like-minded professionals striving to drive gender balance in leadership positions at their university.

  • Build a strong and supportive network from across the leading research universities of the Asia Pacific.

  • Develop a supportive one-on-mentoring relationship with a mentor/mentee.

  • Mentors give back to the community in a meaningful way through supporting women in early career stages and developing their leadership skills.

  • Mentors help empower the next generation of women leaders at their institution and across the region.

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