FAQ 2023-10-20T17:56:19-04:00

When do applications open for the next class?
The application for Women inPower 2024 are now closed. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or to be placed on the mailing list to be notified when the 2025 application is open.

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.). 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.

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

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.

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. Ideal candidates would be available for evening workshops 1-2 times per month.

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. Events are typically held on weekday evenings between 6-8PM EST. 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 2024 fellowship?
Applicants will be notified by December 2023.

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.