About Us

EWAAB's mission from the start was clear: to close confidence and opportunity gaps for women globally. We want to see a world where all young women can enter and excel in their field of choice. 

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We know that confidence, opportunities, and connections are key to more women from a variety of backgrounds entering their fields of choice, especially male-dominated ones. And we know that right now, women are not in the room where it happens, especially women of color.  

of C-Suite positions belong to women

25%

of C-Suite positions belong to women of color

4%

We know this societal problem is complex; it is the result of both systematic obstacles and personal challenges that create professional gender gaps.

And we have a strategy...

Research shows that gaps can be filled with:

Mentors that have experienced similar challenges

Opportunities to gain skills and experience

A network of peers and professionals

Our Mentorship Programs are Different.

 

Our mentorship programs are designed with an all in one package in mind. Throughout the program, students gain personal guidance from a mentor,  go through confidence and toolkit building sessions, gain professional experience, and receive a ton of opportunities to network. It's one place for young women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals to get a leg-up in their career from the beginning. 

We Don't Rely on One Perfect Match

Matching mentors and mentees isn't easy and often times it's questioned whether we should let these matches happen organically. Since our program contains a group dynamic of 3-5 students per mentor and contains multiple opportunities for the mentees to interact with other working professionals, we don't have to rely on a one on one perfect match. Plus, the program's outcomes are valuable no matter what!

Our Programs Give Women the Leg-Up

We know how tough it can be to get a first internship experience. It seems like you have to have experience before you can even get your first job, or know someone already that can help you get your foot in the door. We're here to help! Our programs include experiences woven in their design to let students gain real working experience, credentials, and industry connections.

But Why Is Mentorship Key?

Hear it from them.

Being a mentee at EWAAB gave me the privilege of getting to meet some wonderfully remarkable women from different backgrounds, with different career aspirations. The mentoring sessions helped me to grow both personally and professionally, and taught me a range of skills, from being more confident in myself to building effective resumes.-Malaila Safdar, U. Melbourne
Throughout the year, my mentor helped me foster the mindset of owning my space, being confident in my decisions and not being afraid to dream big.-Chanel Le Roux, U. Melbourne
EWAAB : an organization made by women to encourage other women. But for someone outside, it might seem quite vague; what exactly happens at EWAAB anyway? Well, for me, EWAAB really is best defined by moments. It’s the meetings with my fellow mentees and my mentor. There is the coaching, for sure, but there’s also the discussions centered around our issues, or just issues in general.-Laetitia Fokou, Ku Leuven

We're Building a Pipeline.

5000

EncourageHer Program graduates ready to explore, lead, and excel in their field of choice

We're looking to build a pipeline over the next 10 years while expanding outward at the University level. We're prioritizing global reach at the University level, U.S. growth at the Community College level, and within under-resourced communities at the High School level. 
By 2030, We Want to See
Ready to Help Us Reach Our Goals?

EWAAB believes that diversity and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of the organization's success. We are dedicated to supporting and connecting with women, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities.

Proudly sponsored by 100 Women in Finance, a global association for finance professionals

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EWAAB is a 501(c)(3) organization.