We're building Bridges.
Bridge is a year-long mentorship program designed to give students the tools to not only build a bridge to their career, but the confidence to cross it.
Our program is for first and second year undergraduate women (cis-gendered, trans-gendered, women-identified), non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals.
Our year-long academic program was intentionally designed to help students gain the confidence and skills they need to enter and rise in any field they choose.
Build confidence with us. Mentorship groups along with our international network of women and non-binary folks will give students the support and encouragement they need to take on new challenges.
Build a toolkit with us. Our team is committed to providing students with professional and leadership tools as well as opportunities to use them in practice.
Build a network with us. Throughout the academic year students will have a variety of opportunities to connect with peers, mentors and working professionals.
Make strong, meaningful connections with peers and mentors.
Students will be placed in small mentorship groups:
3-5 first and second year undergraduate students
A Primary Mentor (a more senior undergraduate or graduate student)
A Secondary Mentor (a professional in academia or industry)
Learn practical professional & leadership tools through story-telling, discussion and practice.
Seven professional development and leadership sessions are held throughout the year. Every session features a brief talk from a session anchor who will tell their professional story. Primary Mentors then facilitate a discussion among the group. Each session will end with a challenge to apply that week's practical tool.
Connect with other mentorship groups at other participating institutions.
Bridge seeks to connect its participants with a global support network of women and non-binary folks. Throughout the program Primary Mentors will connect their mentorship group with at least two other groups at different institutions.
Get started in your professional journey with these summer opportunities.
We offer two summer (June-August) professional opportunities. A 6 week Innovation Sprint project and a 10 week internship. These opportunities require and additional application and are limited.
Hear it from them
— Participant, 2020-2021
“I genuinely enjoyed learning about all of the girls and the mentors. Each speaker made me feel more confident about being able to change the world as a woman of color.”
We're looking for folks who will benefit from this program the most.
If you identify as one or more of the following:
Someone looking to strengthen your confidence and gain experience
Someone studying in a traditionally male-dominated field (ie. STEM or Finance)
First generation or from a non-traditional education background
Identify as non-binary or gender non-conforming
A person of color