WPFN Mentorship Program

Mentorship is a valuable resource that helps with career advancement and professional success.

The 2021-22 WPFN Mentorship Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2022 for the 2022-23 applications, or reach out to Gen Carter.

GFOA's Women's Public Finance Network's (WPFN) mentorship program seeks to strengthen and build our network of finance professionals by connecting members so that they can gain skills and confidence needed to excel in the public finance industry. Mentors are encouraged to work with mentees to determine what kind of support will be most helpful – specific feedback about career advice, finding jobs, technical advice, personal development, and work/life balance. Mentees are encouraged to seek professional career guidance from mentors.

Program Details:

Eligibility

This program is available to active GFOA members involved in WPFN representing both the public and private sector.

Matching Process

Applications for the 2021 program will open on March 8 and be accepted until April 5. WPFN’s Mentorship Subcommittee will review applications and assign mentor-mentee pairs after applications have been submitted.

Please check back on March 8 for the application link.

Program Format and Duration

Mentors and mentees will work together to coordinate meetings. Because of GFOA’s vast network, mentor-mentee pairs may reside in different states, thus pairs may be meeting via conference calls or virtual meetings.

The mentorship program is for a duration of one-year. Connections may continue well beyond the program duration at the discretion of the mentor and mentee.  

Program Cost

There is no additional cost to participate in the program; it is a GFOA/WPFN membership benefit.

Additional Program Information

WPFN Mentorship Program and Questions to Facilitate Mentor-Mentee Meetings are additional resources for more information on the program.

If you have any questions on the WPFN Mentorship Program, please contact Genevieve Carter.