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For Mentors


  • Mentors of any gender are welcome to participate.

  • Mentors must be from a participating institution and ideally have at least 10 years of academic and administrative leadership experience.

  • Mentors must be senior scholars including professors, emeritus, endowed, distinguished, university, clinical, research.

  • Mentors must be committed to supporting the growth of aspiring women leaders at APRU institutions.

  • Mentors must have the ability to allocate time to their mentee on a regular basis.

  • Mentors should be able to identify specific skillsets or areas that they can offer to help a mentee.


Benefits for Mentors

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

  • Advance leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills of aspiring women leaders.

  • Empower the next generation of women leaders at your institution and across the region.

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

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


Expectations of an Effective Mentor

  • All Mentors work on a voluntary basis and share the same philosophy and values: to support women striving to achieve leadership capacity in their higher education institutions.

  • Mentors will: provide advice in their respective fields of expertise and in relation to leadership; offer access to their networks; share their experiences; support mentees in their professional leadership development.

  • Mentors communicate openly providing support as well as constructive feedback to mentees in order to help them achieve their goals.

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