Women In Animation, the professional, non-profit organization for women involved in all aspects of the animation industry, has announced the launch of a professional mentoring program. Designed to empower, educate and support mentees by increasing their industry knowledge and access to information through relationships with experienced animation talent, the WIA mentoring program is open to WIA members in the greater Los Angeles area for its initial run.
The WIA mentoring pilot program is scheduled to run for six months, from October 2014 through March 2015. Based on the outcome of the pilot program, WIA hopes to expand the program to offer mentorships in an ongoing basis in Los Angeles as well as within other participating WIA chapters around the world.
WIA Co-President Kristy Scanlan says, “Mentoring is one of the principles at the heart of WIA's mission and vision. We are excited to launch the mentoring program and look forward to helping each participant develop the professional skills and knowledge she needs to succeed in the animation industry.”
The Mentoring Committee is spearheaded by Scanlan and committee chair Kaaren Lee Brown. Industry professionals who are interested in participating as mentors are invited to contact Scanlan or Brown through the WIA website. Mentee applications for the pilot program can also be found on the WIA website HERE . The deadline for application submissions is August 22, 2014.