Thank you for your interest in the EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Mentoring Program. If you have any questions about the program or application, please write or call the Leadership Foundation headquarters office at:
IWF Leadership Foundation
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: +1 202-387-1010
We look forward to receiving your application!
The EY WABN Mentoring Program seeks to select a geographically, culturally, ethnically and professionally diverse group of elite female athletes who are transitioning from sport or have retired and are pursuing professional careers in business, government, or other spheres of leadership. The program is designed to prepare and propel high-potential women leaders to greater heights of achievement through mentorship and leadership training, provided by the International Women's Forum (IWF) and its Leadership Foundation.
EY WABN defines an “elite female athlete” as a woman who is currently or has previously competed as a professional or semi-professional player in an organized sport, or at a national or international level.
There are no tuition fees for program participation although mentees are responsible for any associated costs they may incur (phone, travel, etc.). International Women’s Forum (IWF) members and EY employees are not eligible to be candidates.
*subject to change*
The EY WABN Mentoring Program Selection Committee will choose Mentees using the following guidelines:
Complete the following application by November 26, 2018. Please note the recommendation form needs to be downloaded and submitted with this application. Final decisions will be sent by email in mid-December 2018.
All application elements must be submitted on this platform. You may save and revisit your application. The application and recommendation forms must be completed in English. Your application will be considered complete with the timely receipt of the following components:
• Application form, including all essays
• Recommendation Form (click to download). Must be signed and submitted with the application:
• Professional reference from someone whom you have worked with such as a manager, or whom you were coached by.
• Resume or CV
• Biography (300 words or less)
• High-Quality Headshot (If accepted into the program, this photo will be used in publicity and promotional materials)
• Signed letter of intent
*IWF takes your privacy seriously. We want to ensure you are aware of how we use your personal information as a part of the WABN application process. By submitting this application, you are providing us with your consent to use the information within your application as it pertains to the selection process and your participation in the 2019 WABN Mentoring Program. You also provide consent to the International Women’s Forum and its Leadership Foundation to share your information internally and with external partners on a need to know basis specific to your participation in the WABN Mentoring Program and its components. IWF and its Leadership Foundation are fully committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data
How would you rate yourself from 1 (less characteristic) to 10 (most characteristic) on the following? You may include a short response below if you would like. Please note: this section will have no bearing on your selection
Please list below the name, position, and address of the person writing a recommendation on your behalf, as well as their relationship to you. The recommendation should be from someone whom you have worked directly with such as a manager, or whom you were coached by. Recommenders must complete the corresponding recommendation form available for download along with the application on the IWF website. Recommendation forms must be included within your application packet upon submission.
I hereby certify that the information included within this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Essays should be no longer than 350 words. All applicants must answer the following questions.
I understand selection for the EY WABN Mentoring Program is competitive. I intend to participate fully in the EY WABN Mentoring Program and at the time of this application, dated below, I am not aware of any reason or conflict that might interrupt or prevent my involvement.
I also understand that periodically during and immediately after the mentoring program, I will be contacted by the IWF Leadership Foundation and/or EY for purposes of evaluation.