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WiD Mid-Career Mentorship Program

Women in Design in collaboration with the Women’s Principal’s Group is facilitating a nine month long mid-career mentorship program for designers and architects in the Boston area. This is a great opportunity to connect people with different experiences and backgrounds to learn from each other. 

This mentorship program focuses on connecting women to a larger network, getting meaningful time with a mentor to get individualized attention, learning through a role model, and access to new career perspectives. Mentoring helps mid-career women successfully navigate career decisions and find balance to create fulfilling and lasting career paths. This program provides a platform for mid-career women to advance and gain support from leaders in the design field.

After the completion of the application period, mentees and mentors will be paired based on their shared interests and needs. The committee notifies the participants of their matches and provides a kick-off and closing event. The success of the program lies in the frequency and quality of meetings established by the pairs. Pairs are encouraged to join BSA and WiD events.

Every career path is different. If you are wondering whether this program is for you as a mid-career mentee, ask yourself if these questions are relevant to you. 

  • Am I at an intersection in my career?
  • What should be my next step to emerge as a leader, break through the 'ceiling'?
  • How can I achieve balance between my personal and professional life?
  • Where should I spent my time and effort professionally given where I am in my career?
  • How do other women navigate through professional decision-making?
  • How can I change my current paradigm and shift my career with clarity?

Mentors: Pay it forward

Help inspire mid-career women by providing support and career guidance and sharing your unique experience and skills. Providing mentorship to another professional is a great way to give back to the design community.


Gain insights and connections that can help expand your perspectives and navigate your career path. Being open to other’s experiences will allow you to reflect on your own career path.

Peer-to-Peer Mentors:

Share and learn with another woman who is navigating through similar experiences in her career path. Having another professional sounding board will allow you to reflect on your own career path.

INFO SESSION: Thursday, July 13, noon-1:30 pm at the BSA |SPACE|; BYO Lunch


Please join us for an informational session on the mentorship program and kick off the opening of the application process. Bring your lunch and join the discussion! 


1. Can I apply for the program if I did not attend the information session? Yes, all are welcome even if you did not make the information session.

2. Can I apply as both a mentee and peer to peer applicant and prioritize which program I’d like to do first? Yes, if you would be open to a mentor or Peer to Peer match let us know to help increase the chances of finding you a successful match! Just write this in on your application.

3. Will a list of all of the mentors be available before the applications are due? Unfortunately, we cannot provide this but feel free to write in who you would like to see as mentor in the area provided on page 2 of the application.  

4. Do I have to be an architect / interior designer to apply? No, anyone connected to design can apply, landscape architect, project manager, urban planner, engineer.

5. Will there be a cap to the amount of people accepted in the program? How competitive is the application? This is the first year we are running the program and we will have to take things as they come. We will try to match as many people as we can. 


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