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Call for Nominations: Association of Pacific Rim Universities Asia Pacific Women in Leadership Mentoring Program

Now accepting nominations for the program's third cohort


UC Davis Global Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are excited to share that the nomination period is now open for the third cohort of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Asia Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program.

This exciting opportunity pairs a faculty mentor and mentee on a year-long program focusing on empowerment, professional growth and development in order to expand the pipeline of aspiring APRU women leaders. 

APRU is a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia and is the Voice of Knowledge for the Asia Pacific region. APWiL addresses gender imbalances in APRU member universities by taking into account the various contexts in which this pursuit for gender equity takes place across the Asia-Pacific. APWiL is led by co-chairs Sabrina Lin, senior advisor to the president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs and a professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at UC Davis.

Mentors and mentees will identify goals and meet virtually, as well as join a cohort of mentor/mentee pairs in the APRU network participating in seminars, workshops and informal networking throughout the year. Topics for discussion may focus on leadership, empowerment, goals, work/life balance and/or other issues pertaining to leaders.


Mentees: Faculty from all backgrounds who identify as women are welcome to participate. Mentees should have an academic appointment, 5-7 years’ experience and a desire to grow professionally while working one-on-one with a mentor from another institution.

Mentors: Senior scholars or university leaders of any gender are welcome to participate. The ideal mentor has at least 10 years of academic and administrative leadership experience and is looking to support women in early stages of their career.

Please visit the APWiL Mentoring Program website for full details. 

UC Davis Nomination Process 

Nominations and self-nominations should be sent to APWiL Mentoring Program Manager Chelsey Hawes (chawes@ucdavis.edu) and Coordinator Kimberly Bellows (kmbellows@ucdavis.edu) by Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. See below for materials to be submitted with the nomination.

  • Name, email address, job title, department
  • Professional bio (250 words)
  • A statement of 250-500 words indicating that you are submitting a nomination for the mentee position, answering:
    • Why would you like to participate in the program?
    • What do you hope to learn from your mentor?
    • What are 1-2 goals you would like to accomplish during your participation in the program?
    • Which areas/topics would you like to discuss with your mentor?
  • Name, email address, job title, department
  • Professional bio (250 words)
  • A statement of 250-500 words indicating that you are submitting a nomination for the mentor position, and sharing relevant mentoring/leadership experiences as well as areas of expertise that may be relevant to a mentee as it pertains to professional development


The UC Davis selection committee will review nominations and select up to two mentors and two mentees to represent UC Davis in the program. Nominees will be notified the week of August 8, 2022 of their status in the program. At that time, names and email addresses for those selected to represent UC Davis in the program will be submitted to the APWiL Mentoring Program and participants will hear directly from the Program Manager about next steps.

More Information 

Please contact the APWiL Mentoring Program Manager Chelsey Hawes at chawes@ucdavis.edu or Coordinator Kimberly Bellows at kmbellows@ucdavis.edu  with any questions. 

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