FAQ

FAQ 2021-10-08T13:59:20+00:00

When do applications open for the next class?
The application for Women inPower 2022 opens on August 9, 2021. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or to be placed on the mailing list in advance. Applications for Women inPower 2022 will close on October 22, 2021 at 9:00am EST. References are due by October 25, 2021.

Where can I access the application for the Women inPower Fellowship?
The Women inPower 2022 application form is available on http://womeninpower.org/apply/. The application should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete and all fields are required.

Who is eligible to apply to the Women inPower Fellowship?
This Fellowship is open to women identifying leaders in upper-middle management or 3-5 years away from the C-suite or equivalent in all sectors (e.g., corporate, nonprofit, media, finance, legal, etc.).

What is required with my application?
In addition to the application questions, you will be asked to upload your resume, and provide one personal or professional reference. You will also be given the choice to upload optional supporting media or a link to your professional portfolio.

To submit a reference, please send the form linked at the end of your application form to a personal or professional contact (past or present) who can speak to your professional accomplishments and/or personal qualities. Once your referee has submitted, you will receive an automated notification email. If you do not receive a notification, please follow up with your referee to ensure they’ve completed the reference form. 

Will only New York City residents be considered?
Applicants should live in the tri-state area as all in-person events will take place in New York City.

Are events in-person?
Women inPower sessions will be offered through a hybrid model of virtual workshops and in-person gatherings until further notice. The program will follow the guidance of local, state, and national public health officials and 92Y policy regarding in-person events. Fellows will be updated in advance about the format of 2022 events.

How much does it cost to participate in Women inPower?
All programming is offered free of charge to Fellows. However, please note that the program does not cover incidental costs (e.g., transportation, writing materials, other supplies).

What are you looking for in an ideal candidate?
Ideal candidates are NYC-based leaders who aspire to top levels of leadership in their sector in the next 3-5 years. They are driven, self-motivated and excited about being a part of and contributing to an exclusive community of industry leaders that will help them grow their careers. Additionally, ideal candidates are committed to fostering a more equitable workplace culture for everyone as they ascend to positions of power.

What type of mentorship will Women inPower Fellows receive?
Each Fellow will be paired with a mentor from a pool of top executives representing a variety of industries. Mentors and Fellows will meet at least four times throughout the program for one-on-one executive-level mentoring. Matches will be made to ensure each Fellow benefits from multiple perspectives relevant to her circumstances.

What is the anticipated time commitment for being a Fellow?
Fellows will participate in workshops, networking sessions, and events from January – December, during which they will engage with the other Fellows and other program stakeholders. Fellows will also be invited to participate in program-related or sponsored events on a quarterly basis. All event dates and times will be announced well in advance to allow Fellows to plan their schedules accordingly. Fellows will also be encouraged to connect with their mentors quarterly, and will be invited to attend supplemental networking sessions, industry-related events, and informal seminars throughout their Fellowship.

When will I receive notice that I was accepted/not accepted for the 2022 fellowship?
Applicants will be notified in December 2021.

How many Fellows are in each Fellowship class?
Approximately 25-30 Fellows.

I applied and haven’t heard back. How should I proceed?
If you haven’t received notice by the above dates, please check your spam filter for an email from info[at]womeninpower[dot]org. Otherwise, please email info[at]womeninpower[dot]org.

I applied to the program but can no longer attend. What should I do?
Please send an email to info[at]womeninpower[dot]org notifying the Selection Committee that you would like to withdraw your application.

Whom do I contact for more information?
Please click here for the Women inPower contact information.

The Women inPower Fellowship welcomes and encourages applicants of all nationalities, races and ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations and beliefs, gender identities and expressions, mental and physical health and abilities, and religious backgrounds and beliefs.

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