Call for Nominations: 2020 APRU APWiL Mentoring Program Pilot

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The UC Davis nomination period has been extended until Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT

UC Davis Global Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are partnering with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) to pilot the Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership (APWiL) Mentoring Program. 


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.  

This exciting new 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. 

The program aim is for mentors and mentees to identify goals and meet virtually throughout the calendar year. In addition, they will join a cohort of mentor/mentee pairs in the APRU network and participate in a few workshops hosted by APWiL member universities. Topics for discussion may focus on leadership, empowerment, goals, work/life balance and/or other issues pertaining to leaders.

Please visit the APWiL Mentoring Program website for full details. 

UC Davis Nomination Process 

The nomination process is composed of two stages as each participating institution can be represented by up to two mentors and two mentees. 

In stage one, nominations and self-nominations should be sent to APWiL Mentoring Program Coordinator Chelsey Hawes, at, by Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT. 

View eligibility requirements and materials to be submitted with the nomination. 

In stage two, the UC Davis selection committee will review the nominations and select up to two mentors and two mentees to represent UC Davis in the program.

These individuals will be nominated to the APWiL Mentoring Program by the program deadline, Sept. 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT. 

More Information 

Please contact the APWiL Mentoring Program Coordinator Chelsey Hawes, at, with any questions.