W.O.W. Mentorship Program

The Women of Wisdom (W.O.W.) mentorship program is a new initiative sponsored by the Greater Toronto Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. W.O.W. aims to prepare Black-Indigenous-People-Of-Color (BIPOC) collegiate women for success through mentoring, personal, and professional development.

Program Objectives:
• Elevate voices & confidence of B.I.P.O.C women
• Empower participants to successfully navigate their college careers
• Enrich the lives of participants through mentorship
• Educate participants on how to overcome personal and professional barriers

Program Details:
W.O.W. mentee participants must attend the mandatory Orientation/Mentoring Match event which will occur on September 22nd from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. In addition, participants will take part in up to 7 training webinars and be partnered with a mentor for the duration of the program. These sessions are currently scheduled for September 29, October 6th, October 20th, November 3rd, November 17th, December 1st, and December 15th.

Sessions will cover the following topics:

• Funding Your College Education:
o Ways to Successfully Obtain Scholarships and Grants
o Choosing the right Student loan

• Planning for Your Financial Future Today and Beyond:
o How to Build Your Dream Career: Resume Writing and Choosing Your Path
o Resume Writing that will Secure Your First Job
o Best Practices for Nailing That Interview

• Physical and Mental Health Tools for the BIPOC Female Student:
o Manifest Your Success: Speak It, Be It!
o Eating Right on a College Budget

• Navigating the Challenges We Don’t Talk About:
o Date Rape and Abuse in Relationships
o Depressed, Now What?
o Addressing Micro-aggressions and Biases as a BIPOC Woman

• How to Grow and Maintain Personal and Professional Networks including Professional Etiquette

• Empower Yourself! Understand the Power of Your Voice Using Communication Strategies for BIPOC Students in Higher Education

The program will run from September 2021 – May 2022. Up to 15 participants will be selected for the W.O.W. program.

Participant Criteria:
To be eligible for the program, you must be age 18+, identify as a woman, be currently enrolled in a post secondary college or university in the Greater Toronto Area and a member of a Black-Indigenous-People-Of-Color (BIPOC) community.

Thank you to all mentees and mentors who participated in the W.O.W. program. The program has concluded and was a resounding success!

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